American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Artificial Antigen and Its Application in the Detection of Pesticide Residue

Tong Dewen, Hesheng Yang and Wang Jinyi

DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2007.88.93

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 2

Pages 88-93

Abstract

Recent advances in the research of artificial antigen have shown that artificial antigens can be valuable approach for the treatment of some diseases as well as the detection of pesticide residues. By directly/indirectly coupling hapten to an appropriated carrier (macromolecule), artificial antigen can induce animals to produce hapten-specific antibody. Based on this principle, various vaccines have been developed. More impotently, new analytical method, immunological analysis has also been established. Comparing the conventional technologies, such as chromatographic methods, this promising method offers an alternative with high specificity, sensitivity, simplicity and suitability for the analysis of a large number of samples in a short period of time. In this review, we describe the recent advances in the synthesis of artificial antigen and its application in the detection of pesticide residues.

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© 2007 Tong Dewen, Hesheng Yang and Wang Jinyi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.