Food Analytical Methods

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 2027–2035 | Cite as

Stable and Sensitive Detection of Sulfonamide Residues in Animal-Derived Foods Using a Reproducible Surface Plasmon Resonance Immunosensor

  • Mingfei Pan
  • Xiaojun Wang
  • Junping Wang
  • Yang Lu
  • Kun Qian
  • Shuo Wang


In this research, a reproducible surface plasmon resonance (SPR) immunosensor based on inhibition format was fabricated for stable and sensitive detection of four sulfonamides (SAs) in animal-derived foods. The parameters in the fabrication and measurement process were optimized and discussed in details. The method using the proposed SPR immunosensor was validated and exhibited favorable performance for SAs residues detection in common animal-derived food products, as well as acceptable accuracy (pure milk 88.5–106.2%; egg 89.0–91.5%; chicken muscle 87.2–94.7%; beef 84.8–96.9%; fish 87.8–95.0%), precision (relative standard deviation (n = 3), pure milk 3.2–5.2%; egg 1.1–5.4%; chicken muscle 1.1–5.9%; beef 2.5–7.1%; fish 4.6–5.3%), and sensitivity (IC15, pure milk 59.6 ng mL−1, egg 56.1 ng mL−1, chicken muscle 66.9 ng mL−1, beef 63.3 ng mL−1, fish 62.7 ng mL−1 ). Each detection cycle could finish in less than 5 min, and each SPR chip could reuse 300 analysis cycles with response attenuation of 3.7%. These results have demonstrated that the proposed SPR immunosensor has offered an effective, accurate, sensitive, rapid, and low-cost methodology for SAs residue detection in food sample, and this method has great potential for the routine analysis of large numbers of samples on measuring different kinds of compounds.


Sulfonamides Surface plasmon resonance Immunosensor Animal-derived foods 



This work is financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project No. 31301461 and 31501566), the International Science and Technology Cooperation Program of China (Project No. 2014DFR30350), and the program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University (IRT1166).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Mingfei Pan declares that he has no conflict of interest. Xiaojun Wang declares that she has no conflict of interest. Junping Wang declares that he has no conflict of interest. Yang Lu declares that she has no conflict of interest. Kun Qian declares that she has no conflict of interest. Shuo Wang declares that he has no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All applicable international, national, and institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.

Informed Consent

Not applicable.

Supplementary material

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The results for SA-OVA immobilization under different pH conditions (GIF 7119 kb)

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Results for SA-OVA immobilization at a concentration of 30 μg mL-1 (GIF 102 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mingfei Pan
    • 1
  • Xiaojun Wang
    • 1
  • Junping Wang
    • 1
  • Yang Lu
    • 1
  • Kun Qian
    • 1
  • Shuo Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Food Nutrition and Safety, Ministry of Education of ChinaTianjin University of Science and TechnologyTianjinChina

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