β-Agonist and Hormone Immunoassays in Food

  • Chuanlai XuEmail author
  • Hua Kuang
  • Liguang Xu


β-agonists are a group of synthetic phenylethanolamine compounds and hormones are a class of signaling molecules produced by glands that are transported by the circulatory system to target distant organs to regulate physiology and behavior. They are known as effective nutrient repartitioning agents and growth promoters in livestock rearing. Immunoassay is widely used in the monitoring of β-agonists and hormones abuse, because of their rapid analysis speed, simple operation procedures, little amount of solvent requirement, low cost, etc. In this chapter, we discussed the synthetic route for some common β-agonists and hormones and compared the recent advance in analysis of β-agonists and hormones by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunochromatographic strip assay.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Food Science and TechnologyJiangnan UniversityWuxiChina

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