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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732160/color-encoded-assays-for-the-simultaneous-quantification-of-dual-cancer-biomarkers
#1
Jun Ma, Lei Zhan, Rong Sheng Li, Peng Fei Gao, Cheng Zhi Huang
For the first time, the scattering light of noble nanoparticles was applied for the simultaneous detection of dual cancer biomarkers. Two nanoprobes with dual scattering light colors were used for the simultaneous imaging of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) based on the sandwich-type immunoassay. Since AFP can combine anti-AFP-modified gold nanoparticles which have green scattering light under dark-field microscopic imaging (iDFM) technique while CEA can conjugate anti-CEA-immobilized silver nanoparticles which have blue scattering light, the simultaneous determination of AFP and CEA can be achieved by separately counting the number of green and blue light spots in iDFM technique...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731324/using-infrared-spectroscopy-and-multivariate-analysis-to-detect-antibiotics-resistant-escherichia-coli-bacteria
#2
Uraib Sharaha, Eladio Rodriguez-Diaz, Klaris Riesenberg, Irving J Bigio, Mahmoud Huleihel, Ahmad Salman
Bacterial pathogens are one of the primary causes of human morbidity worldwide. Historically, antibiotics have been highly effective against most bacterial pathogens; however, the increasing resistance of bacteria to a broad spectrum of commonly used antibiotics has become a global health-care problem. Early and rapid determination of bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics has become essential in many clinical settings, and, sometimes, can save lives. Currently classical procedures require at least 48 hours for determining bacterial susceptibility, which can constitute a life-threatening delay for effective treatment...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731323/analyzing-liposomal-drug-delivery-systems-in-three-dimensional-cell-culture-models-using-maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry
#3
Jessica K Lukowski, Eric M Weaver, Amanda B Hummon
Cancer chemotherapeutics often fail to reach all diseased cells. To help solve this problem, researchers are investigating novel drug delivery systems. Liposomes are an attractive option due to their low toxicity, high biocompatibility, and potential to carry a large amount of a drug to the tumor site, all while avoiding being eliminated from the body. This study evaluates the penetration of doxorubicin-encased liposomes into three-dimensional cell cultures, or spheroids. Liposomes composed of lipids containing head groups of phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), and cholesterol were created by extrusion...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730817/efficient-solid-state-electrochemiluminescence-from-high-quality-perovskite-quantum-dot-films
#4
Jingjing Xue, Ziyi Zhang, Fenfen Zheng, Qin Xu, Jinchun Xu, Guizheng Zou, Lingling Li, Jun-Jie Zhu
Halide perovskite materials have emerged as a new class of revolutionary photovoltaic and optoelectronic nanomaterials. However, the study on electrochemiluminescence (ECL) from halide perovskite nanomaterials is still in its infancy due to their instability, sensitivity, and difficulties in purification and film formation. Here we propose a scraping coating method for the fabrication of high-quality halide perovskite quntum dot (QD) film on electrode, which shows dense and uniform packing with minimum grain size...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730808/determination-of-the-relationship-between-expression-and-functional-activity-of-multidrug-resistance-associated-protein-1-using-scanning-electrochemical-microscopy
#5
David Polcari, Javier Alejandro Hernandez-Castro, Kebin Li, Matthias Geissler, Janine Mauzeroll
Cancer cells can develop multidrug resistance (MDR) after prolonged exposure to chemotherapeutic drugs, which is a severe impediment to successful treatment. MDR is typically associated with transmembrane proteins mediating efflux of administered drugs, thereby keeping their intracellular concentration below the threshold required to kill cells. Although expression assays based on flow cytometry and immunostaining have shown that multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1) is prevalent in many cancer types, the functional activity of this efflux pump is more difficult to elucidate, especially at the single-cell level...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730807/cationic-carbon-dots-for-modification-free-detection-of-hyaluronidase-via-an-electrostatic-controlled-ratiometric-fluorescence-assay
#6
Weiqiang Yang, Jiancong Ni, Fang Luo, Wen Weng, Qiao-Hua Wei, Zhenyu Lin, Guonan Chen
Carbon dots (CDs) emerge as excellent fluorescent nanomaterials, but the full exploitation and application of their exceptional properties in the development of fluorescence assay are still rare. In this work, cationic carbon dots (C-CDs) covered with a plenty of positive charges on the surface were synthesized through a facile ultrasonic method. Negatively charged hyaluronic acid (HA) caused the aggregation of positively charged C-CDs and neutral red (NR) along its linear chain via electrostatic adsorption, leading to a remarkable förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) from C-CDs to NR...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727918/rapid-sensitive-and-quantitative-detection-of-anti-peg-antibodies-by-mpeg-coated-spr-sensors
#7
Peng Zhang, Fang Sun, Hsiang-Chieh Hung, Priyesh Jain, Kasey Joanne Leger, Shaoyi Jiang
Pre-existing and induced anti-poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) antibodies (abs) have been shown to be related with limitation of therapeutic efficacy and reduction in tolerance of several therapeutic agents. However, the current methods to detect anti-PEG abs are tedious and usually lack of quantification. A facile, rapid, sensitive and reliable technique to detect anti-PEG abs is highly desired in both research and clinic settings. In this work, we have presented a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor technique for the detection of anti-PEG abs and compared three PEG surface chemistries...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727917/a-3d-printed-portable-optical-sensing-platform-for-smartphones-capable-of-detecting-the-herbicide-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid
#8
Yijia Wang, Mohamed Maarouf Ali Zeinhom, Mingming Yang, Rongrong Sun, Shengfu Wang, Jordan N Smith, Charles Timchalk, Lei Li, Yuehe Lin, Dan Du
Onsite rapid detection of herbicide and herbicide residuals in environmental and biological specimens is important for agriculture, environment, food safety, and health care. Traditional method for herbicide detection requires expensive laboratory equipment and a long turn-round time. In this work, we developed a single-stripe microliter plate smartphone colorimetric device for rapid and low-cost in-field test. This portable smartphone platform is capable of screening 8 samples in a microplate single-stripe...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727913/alpha-l-fucosidase-immunoassay-for-early-detection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#9
Eric Waidely, Abdulrahman Obaid Al-Youbi, Abdulaziz Saleh Omar Bashammakh, Mohammad Soror El-Shahawi, Roger M Leblanc
Detection of alpha-L-fucosidase has been shown to have relevance in diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma. Few assays have been developed to measure this enzyme, with most relying on colorimetric techniques involving the enzyme's kinetics. While these assays are facile and quick, the sensitivity is not always sufficient for early tumor detection. To improve upon previous assays for alpha-L-fucosidase, a fluorescence based immunoassay was produced implementing an alpha-L-fucosidase specific antibody (FUCA2). The immobilization of the alpha-L-fucosidase-specific antibody onto a quartz slide was investigated with several bioconjugation approaches and an immunoassay for detection of alpha-L-fucosidase was produced...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727912/multivariate-analysis-for-quantification-of-plutonium-iv-in-nitric-acid-based-on-absorption-spectra
#10
Amanda M Lines, Susan R Adami, Sergey I Sinkov, Gregg J Lumetta, Samuel A Bryan
Development of more effective, reliable, and fast methods for monitoring process streams is a growing opportunity for analytical applications. Many fields can benefit from on-line monitoring, including the nuclear fuel cycle where improved methods for monitoring radioactive materials will facilitate maintenance of proper safeguards and ensure safe and efficient processing of materials. On-line process monitoring with a focus on optical spectroscopy can provide a fast, non-destructive method for monitoring chemical species...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727449/the-use-of-maldi-ms-combined-with-differential-hydrogen-deuterium-exchange-for-semi-automated-protein-global-conformational-screening
#11
Gregory F Pirrone, Heather Wang, Nicole Canfield, Alexander S Chin, Timothy A Rhodes, Alexey A Makarov
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) coupled with a time-of-flight (TOF) mass-spectrometry (MS) detector is acknowledged to be very useful for analysis of biological molecules. At the same time, hydrogen-deuterium exchange (HDX) is a well-known technique for studying protein higher-order structure. However, coupling MALDI with HDX may be challenging due to undesired back-exchange reactions during analysis. In this report, we survey an approach that utilizes MALDI coupled with automated sample preparation to compare global conformational changes of proteins under different solution conditions using differential HDX...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727447/a-systematic-comparison-between-half-and-full-dielectric-barrier-discharges-based-on-the-ltp-and-dbdi-configurations
#12
Felix David Klute, Sebastian Brandt, Pascal Vogel, Beatrix Biskup, Charlotte Reininger, Vlasta Horvatic, Cedomil Vadla, Paul B Farnsworth, Joachim Franzke
Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD)-based analytical applications have experienced rapid development in recent years. DBD designs and parameters and the application they are used for can vary considerably. This leads to a diverse field with many apparently unique systems that are all based on the same physical principle. The most significant changes among DBDs used for chemical analysis are in how the discharge electrodes are separated from the ignited discharge gas. While the official definition of a DBD states that at least one electrode has to be covered by a dielectric to be considered a DBD, configurations with both electrodes covered by dielectric layers can also be realized...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727443/plasmonic-thermal-decomposition-digestion-of-proteins-a-rapid-on-surface-protein-digestion-technique-for-mass-spectrometry-imaging
#13
Rong Zhou, Franco Basile
A method based on plasmon surface resonance absorption and heating was developed to perform a rapid on-surface protein thermal decomposition and digestion suitable for imaging MS and/or profiling. This photo-thermal process or plasmonic thermal decomposition/digestion (plasmonic-TDD) method incorporates a continuous wave (CW) laser excitation and gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs) to induce known thermal decomposition reactions that cleave peptides and proteins specifically at the C-terminus of aspartic acid and at the N-terminus of cysteine...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727418/combining-tof-sims-imaging-mass-spectrometry-and-cars-microspectroscopy-reveals-lipid-patterns-reminiscent-of-gene-expression-patterns-in-the-wing-imaginal-disc-of-drosophila-melanogaster
#14
Florian Marty, Gianluca Rago, Donald F Smith, Xiaoli Gao, Gert B Eijkel, Luke MacAleese, Mischa Bonn, Erich Brunner, Konrad Basler, Ron M A Heeren
Using label-free ToF-SIMS imaging mass spectrometry, we generated a map of small molecules differentially expressed in the Drosophila wing imaginal disc. The distributions of these moieties were in line with gene expression patterns observed during wing imaginal disc development. Combining ToF-SIMS imaging and coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) microspectroscopy allowed us to locally identify acylglycerols as the main constituents of the pattern differentiating the future body wall tissue from the wing blade tissue...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727417/oxygen-dependent-lipid-profiles-of-3d-cultured-human-chondrocytes-revealed-by-maldi-msi
#15
Brenda Bakker, Gert B Eijkel, Ron M A Heeren, Marcel Karperien, Janine N Post, Berta Cillero Pastor
Articular cartilage is exposed to a gradient of oxygen levels ranging from 5% at the surface to 1% in the deepest layers. While most cartilage research is performed in supraphysiological oxygen levels (19-21%), culturing chondrocytes under hypoxic oxygen levels (≤ 8%) promotes the chondrogenic phenotype. Exposure of cells to various oxygen levels alters their lipid metabolism, but detailed studies examining how hypoxia affects lipid metabolism in chondrocytes are lacking. To better understand the chondrocyte's behavior in response to oxygen we cultured 3D pellets of human primary chondrocytes in normoxia (20% oxygen) and hypoxia (2...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727413/quantifying-the-metabolome-of-pseudomonas-taiwanensis-vlb120-evaluation-of-hot-and-cold-combined-quenching-extraction-approaches
#16
Gossa Garedew Wordofa, Mette Kristensen, Lars Schrübbers, Douglas McCloskey, Jochen Forster, Konstantin Schneider
Absolute quantification of free intracellular metabolites is a valuable tool in both, pathway discovery and metabolic engineering. In this study, we conducted a comprehensive examination of different hot and cold combined quenching/extraction approaches to extract and quantify intracellular metabolites of Pseudomonas taiwanensis VLB120 to provide a useful reference dataset of absolute intracellular metabolite concentrations. The suitability of commonly used metabolomics tools including pressure driven fast filtration system followed by combined quenching/extraction techniques (such as cold methanol/acetonitrile/water, hot water, boiling ethanol/water, as well as cold ethanol/water) were tested and evaluated for P...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727412/a-novel-host-guest-recognition-assisted-electrochemical-release-its-reusable-sensing-application-based-on-dna-cross-configuration-fueled-target-cycling-and-sdr-amplification
#17
Yuanyuan Chang, Ying Zhuo, Yaqin Chai, Ruo Yuan
In this work, an elegantly designed host-guest recognition-assisted electrochemical release was established and applied in a reusable electrochemical biosensor for the detection of microRNA-182-5p (miRNA-182-5p), a prostate cancer biomarker in prostate cancer, based on the DNA cross configuration-fueled target cycling and strand displacement reaction (SDR) amplification. With such design, the single target miRNA input could be converted to large numbers of single-stranded DNA (S1-Trp and S2-Trp) output which could be trapped by cucurbit[8]uril-methyl viologen (CB-8-MV2+) based on the host-guest recognition, significantly enhancing the sensitivity for miRNA detection...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726380/assessment-of-the-stability-and-operability-of-cobalt-phosphide-electrocatalyst-for-hydrogen-evolution
#18
Hyun S Ahn, Allen J Bard
Transition metal phosphides have been investigated heavily as hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) catalysts. One of the most active transition metal phosphides, CoP, has been tested for its stability and operability under mild conditions that it may be exposed to in its applications (photoelectrochemistry and artificial photosynthesis). Surface-interrogation scanning electrochemical microscopy (SI-SECM) revealed that CoP HER catalyst is vulnerable to oxidation (by oxygen and chemical oxidants). The degradation mechanism was shown to be surface oxidation by dioxygen, followed by acid etching of the oxidized layer...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726379/topological-dissection-of-the-membrane-transport-protein-mhp1-derived-from-cysteine-accessibility-and-mass-spectrometry
#19
Antonio Nickolas Calabrese, Scott M Jackson, Lynsey N Jones, Oliver Beckstein, Florian Heinkel, Joerg Gsponer, David Sharples, Marta Sans, Maria Kokkinidou, Arwen R Pearson, Sheena E Radford, Alison E Ashcroft, Peter J F Henderson
Cys accessibility and quantitative intact mass spectrometry (MS) analyses have been devised to study the topological transitions of Mhp1, the membrane protein for sodium-linked transport of hydantoins from Microbacterium liquefaciens. Mhp1 has been crystallised in three forms (outward-facing open, outward-facing occluded with substrate bound, and inward-facing open). We show that one natural cysteine residue, Cys327, out of three, has an enhanced solvent accessibility in the inward-facing (relative to the outward-facing) form...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726378/ptnps-as-scaffolds-to-regulate-interenzyme-distance-for-construction-of-efficient-enzyme-cascade-amplification-for-ultrasensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-mmp-2
#20
Beibei Kou, Yaqin Chai, Yali Yuan, Ruo Yuan
The high catalytic efficiency of enzyme cascade reaction mainly depends on optimal interenzyme distance regulated by the special scaffolds. In this work, the rigid PtNPs with different sizes were employed as scaffolds to regulate interenzyme distance for efficient enzyme cascade amplification to construct electrochemical biosensor for sensitive detection of matrix metalloproteinases-2 (MMP-2), which overcame the drawbacks of instable construction and sophisticated preparation induced by conventional scaffolds such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), DNA nanostructures...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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