Scanning chemiluminescence microscopy (SCLM) with electrophoretic injection was developed and applied to visualize enzyme reactions localized in an enzyme microspot. The SCLM uses a tapered glass capillary as a probe for injecting a small amount of luminol onto the substrate to generate localized chemiluminescence. The electrophoretic injection by application of a constant current between the inside and outside of the capillary enabled the continuous and controllable injection of a minute quantity of luminol in the range of 0.1 pmol/s. The image of enzyme activity in a monolayer spot of horseradish peroxidase was obtained by using the electrophoretic injection-based SCLM system.
- Electrophoretic injection
- Scanning chemiluminescence microscopy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering