2020 Volume 36 Issue 3 Pages 347-352
Glutathione (GSH) plays an important role in cells, which is an essential endogenous antioxidant. Here, we have developed a new detection platform to analyze GSH levels. In our system, fluorescent polydopamine (PDA) nanoparticles, as signal indicators, were obtained by oxidation through cobalt oxyhydroxide (CoOOH) nanosheets. When CoOOH was present, CoOOH could quickly oxidize dopamine to fluorescent PDA nanoparticles. However, once GSH existed, CoOOH nanosheets were decomposed into Co2+, and oxidation between CoOOH and dopamine was prevented with weaker fluorescence occurring. Thus, we could realize detection of the GSH concentration according to the decreased fluorescence value of the fluorescent polydopamine. This method provides a fast, simple, high sensitivity and desirable selectivity platform for GSH monitoring.