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Raman Spectroscopic Study of Serum Components

Gautam, Rekha and Umapathy, Siva (2012) Raman Spectroscopic Study of Serum Components. In: ICORS 2012 - 23rd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, August 12-17, 2012, Bangalore, India.

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Abstract

Early diagnosis of disease is important, because therapeutic intervention is most successful before it spread to the subject. The best health screenings method could be the blood test because the blood contains thousands of bio-molecules coming as by-products from the diseased part of the organism and would be non-invasive approach. The major limitation of this approach is the very low concentrations of the analytes need to be detected. Raman spectroscopy has been proven as one of the cutting edge technique applied in the field of histology, cytology and clinical chemistry. The primary obstacle of Raman spectroscopy is the low signal intensities. One of the promising approaches to overcome that is surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) which has opened novel opportunities for chemical and biomedical analytics. Albumin is one of the most abundant proteins in blood, produced by liver. The state of albumin in serum determines the health of the liver and kidney. Serum albumin helps to transport many small molecules such as fatty acids, bilirubin, calcium, drugs through the blood. In this study, SERS is being used for the quantification and to understand of binding mechanism serum albumin.

Item Type: Conference Poster
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2014 15:11
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2014 15:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/49492

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