Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 229–236 | Cite as

Aptasensors for Pesticide Detection

  • Simranjeet Singh Sekhon
  • Ga-Young Park
  • Dae-Young Park
  • Sang Yong Kim
  • Ji-Hyang Wee
  • Ji-Young AhnEmail author
  • Yang-Hoon KimEmail author
Mini review


Pesticides are one of the prominent issues in food safety and environmental pollution, and a rapid pesticide residue detection method is urgently needed to keep humans from being affected. Aptamers are single stranded DNA- and RNA- based oligonucleotides that can bind to their targets with high affinity and specificity, and have tremendous applications as therapeutic and diagnostic agent. The properties of conformational changes upon target-analyte binding make them most appropriate and suitable candidate to design label free and portable bio-devices for analytical applications.

Purpose of Review:Although aptamer applications are dominated by clinical or medical diagnostics, initial steps have been taken for the application of aptamers to ensure food safety. In this review, we discuss the role of aptamers in the detection of pesticides whose presence in foods pose serious threat to human health.


Aptamer Pesticides Aptasensors Organophosphorus pesticides Profenofos 


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© Korean Society of Environmental Risk Assessment and Health Science and Springer Nature B.V. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simranjeet Singh Sekhon
    • 1
  • Ga-Young Park
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dae-Young Park
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sang Yong Kim
    • 3
  • Ji-Hyang Wee
    • 4
  • Ji-Young Ahn
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yang-Hoon Kim
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesChungbuk National UniversityCheongjuRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.HPBio Inc.SeoulRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Food Science and BiotechnologyShin Ansan UniversityAnsanRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Jeonnam Bioindustry Foundation Food Research InstituteChuncheonRepublic of Korea

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