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Boglarka Donczo, Mate Szarka, Jozsef Tovari, Gyorgyi Ostoros, Eszter Csanky, Andras Guttman
Capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence (CE-LIF) detection was used to analyze endoglycosidase released and fluorophore-labeled N-glycans from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) mouse tissue samples of lung, brain, heart, spleen, liver, kidney and intestine. The FFPE samples were first deparaffinized followed by solubilization and glycoprotein retrieval. PNGase F mediated release of the N-linked oligosaccharides was followed by labeling with aminopyrene trisulfonate. After CE-LIF glycoprofiling of the FFPE mouse tissues, the N-glycan pool of the lung specimen was subject to further investigation by exoglycosidase array based carbohydrate sequencing...
March 23, 2017: Electrophoresis
Yufeng Hu, Cheng Wang, Xiangdao Li, Lifen Liu
Sulfonamides, which are widely used synthetic antibiotics, are hydrophilic and stable. They can easily migrate into the environment and aquatic animals, and increase the risk of cancer, drug resistance, and allergic symptoms if consumed by humans. Here, we developed an epitope magnetic imprinting approach to enrich multiple sulfonamide antibiotics from a water sample. Epitope magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers (EMMIPs) were prepared by free-radical polymerization using vinyl-functioned Fe3 O4 as a core, sulfanilamide (SA) as a dummy template, methacrylic acid as a functional monomer, and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as a cross-linker...
March 22, 2017: Electrophoresis
Cheng Cheng, Rania Oueslati, Jayne Wu, Jiangang Chen, Shigetoshi Eda
This work presents a rapid, highly sensitive, low-cost and specific capacitive DNA sensor for detection of whole genome human herpes virus-1 DNA. This sensor is capable of direct DNA detection with a response time of 30 seconds, and it can be used to test standard buffer or serum samples. The sensing approach for DNA detection is based on AC electrokinetics. By applying an inhomogeneous AC electric field on sensor electrodes, positive dielectrophoresis is induced to accelerate DNA hybridization. The same applied AC signal also directly measures the hybridization of target with the probe on the sensor surface...
March 22, 2017: Electrophoresis
Shigeru Tada, Yan Shen, Zhiyong Qiu
When a suspension of polarizable particles is subjected to a gradient AC electric field, the particles exhibit collective motion due to an interaction between the dipole induced in the particles and the spatial gradient of the electric field; this is known as dielectrophoresis. In the present study, the collective dynamics of suspended particles in a parallel-plate electric chamber was investigated by simulating numerically the trajectories of individual particles under the action of combined dielectrophoretic and dipole-dipole interparticle forces...
March 22, 2017: Electrophoresis
Ann Gogolashvili, Elene Tatunashvili, Lali Chankvetadze, Tamas Sohajda, Julianna Szeman, Antonio Salgado, Bezhan Chankvetadze
In the present study the enantiomer migration order (EMO) of enilconazole in the presence of various cyclodextrins (CDs) was investigated by capillary electrophoresis (CE). Opposite EMO of enilconazole were observed when β-CD or the sulfated heptakis(2-O-methyl-3,6-di-O-sulfo)-β-CD (HMDS-β-CD) was used as the chiral selectors. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy was used to study the mechanism of chiral recognition between enilconazole enantiomers and those two cyclodextrins. On the basis of rotating frame nuclear Overhauser (ROESY) experiments, the structure of an inclusion complex between enilconazole and β-CD was derived, in which (+)-enilconazole seemed to form a tighter complex than the (-)-enantiomer...
March 22, 2017: Electrophoresis
Pascal Karam, Andrei Dukhin, Sumita Pennathur
We have developed a novel microchannel geometry that allows us to perform simple DC electrophoresis to measure the electrophoretic mobility and zeta potential of analytes and particles. In standard capillary geometries, mobility measurements using DC fields are difficult to perform. Specifically, measurements in open capillaries require knowledge of the hard to measure and often dynamic wall surface potential. Although measurements in closed capillaries eliminate this requirement, the measurements must be performed at infinitesimally small regions of zero flow where the pressure driven-flow completely cancels the electroosmotic flow (Komagata Planes)...
March 18, 2017: Electrophoresis
Laurent Bouffier, Neso Sojic, Alexander Kuhn
A bipolar electrode is quite unconventional as it behaves simultaneously as an anode and a cathode in contrast to a classic electrochemical setup where the electron-transfer reactions are promoted on two different electrodes. The driving force is the polarization potential established between the solution and the bipolar electrode which allows a wireless electrochemical addressing. In the past decade or so, bipolar electrochemistry (BPE) has encountered a remarkable renewal of interest with extraordinary potentialities ranging from materials science to analytical chemistry...
March 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
Abdulkadir Hussein Sheik, H C Hemaka Bandulasena, Victor Starov, Anna Trybala
Fluid flow profiles in free liquid films stabilised by anionic and cationic surfactants under an external electric field were investigated. Depthwise velocity fields were measured at the mid region of the free liquid film by confocal μ-PIV and corresponding numerical simulations were performed using Finite Element Method (FEM) to model the system. Depthwise change in velocity profiles was observed with electroosmotic flow dominating in the vicinity of the gas-liquid and solid-liquid interfaces while backpressure drives fluid in the opposite direction at the core of the film...
March 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
Chao Wang, Jie Bao, Wenxiao Pan, Xin Sun
Using direct numerical simulations, we provide a thorough study regarding the electrokinetics of ionic liquids. In particular, modified Poisson-Nernst-Planck (MPNP) equations are solved to capture the crowding and overscreening effects characteristic of an ionic liquid. For modeling electrokinetic flows in an ionic liquid, the MPNP equations are coupled with Navier-Stokes equations to study the coupling of ion transport, hydrodynamics, and electrostatic forces. Specifically, we consider the ion transport between two parallel charged surfaces, charging dynamics in a nanopore, capacitance of electric double-layer capacitors, electro-osmotic flow in a nanochannel, electroconvective instability on a plane ion-selective surface, and electroconvective flow on a curved ion-selective surface...
March 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
Qiang Zhang, Liu-Yin Fan, Wen-Lin Li, Feng-Song Cong, Ran Zhong, Jing-Jing Chen, Yu-Chen He, Hua 'Xiao, Cheng-Xi Cao
Moving reaction boundary titration (MRBT) could be a potential alternative of versatile method viz. enzymatic immunoassay and protein content analysis without disturbance of non-protein nitrogen (NPN) reagent adulteration. However, air bubbles often impair the accuracy of MRBT, and cause leakage of electrolyte that greatly decreases the safety and convenience of electrophoretic titration. Addressing these two issues a reliable MRBT device with modified electrolyte chamber of protein titration was designed. Multiphysics computer simulation was conducted for optimization according to two phase flow...
March 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
Hongmiao Tian, Jinyou Shao, Xiaoliang Chen, Wei Jiang, Li Wang, Yucheng Ding
Electrically induced structure formation (EISF), as a physical approach to fabricate micro/nano-structures, has attracted much attention because of the simple process, low cost, high efficiency and wide applications on electronics, microfluidics, and so forth. Hitherto, the influence of some process parameters, such as voltage, air gap, film thickness, polymer properties, on the polymeric behavior and the structure formation has been explored, neglecting the effects of the template features, which affect the polymer deformation...
March 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
Martina Viefhues, Ralf Eichhorn
Dielectrophoresis is the migration of an electrically polarizable particle in an inhomogeneous electric field. This migration can be exploited for several applications with (bio)molecules or cells. Dielectrophoresis is a non-invasive technique; therefore, it is very convenient for (selective) manipulation of (bio)molecules or cells. In this review, we will focus on DNA dielectrophoresis as this technique offers several advantages in trapping and immobilization, separation and purification, and analysis of DNA molecules...
March 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
Ilona Olędzka, Piotr Kowalski, Alina Plenis, Tomasz Bączek
The goal of this study was to assess various analytical approaches for the simultaneous and efficient extraction of steroid hormones (cortisone, cortisol, prednisolone, corticosterone, testosterone, 17α-methyltestosterone, epitestosterone, progesterone) from urine samples prior to separation based on field-amplified sample stacking-micellar electrokinetic chromatography (FASS-MEKC). FASS-MEKC successfully allowed the compounds to be separated within 12 min using a background electrolyte (BGE) comprised of 5 mM sodium tetraborate, 150 mM boric acid, 50 mM SDS and 15% methanol...
March 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
Tomáš Michálek, Jiří Zemánek
Mathematical models of dielectrophoresis play an important role in the design of experiments, analysis of results, and even operation of some devices. In this paper, we test the accuracy of existing models in both simulations and laboratory experiments. We test the accuracy of the most common model that involves a point-dipole approximation of the induced field, when the small-particle assumption is broken. In simulations, comparisons against a model based on the Maxwell stress tensor show that even the point-dipole approximation provides good results for a large particle close to the electrodes...
March 16, 2017: Electrophoresis
Mukul Sonker, Radim Knob, Vishal Sahore, Adam T Woolley
Integration in microfluidics is important for achieving automation. Sample preconcentration integrated with separation in a microfluidic setup can have a substantial impact on rapid analysis of low-abundance disease biomarkers. Here, we have developed a microfluidic device that uses pH-mediated solid phase extraction (SPE) for the enrichment and elution of preterm birth (PTB) biomarkers. Furthermore, this SPE module was integrated with microchip electrophoresis for combined enrichment and separation of multiple analytes, including a PTB peptide biomarker (P1)...
March 8, 2017: Electrophoresis
Hideaki Yamada, Chiemi Matsumura, Keita Yamada, Koichiro Teshima, Takashi Hiroshima, Mitsuhiro Kinoshita, Shigeo Suzuki, Kazuaki Kakehi
mAbs are currently mainstream in biopharmaceuticals, and their market has been growing due to their high target specificity. Characterization of heterogeneities in mAbs is performed to secure their quality and safety by physicochemical analyses. However they require time-consuming task, which often strain the resources of drug development in pharmaceuticals. Rapid and direct method to determine the heterogeneities should be a powerful tool for pharmaceutical analysis. Considering the advantages of electrophoresis and MS, this study addresses the combination of SDS-PAGE and intact mass analysis, which provides direct, rapid and orthogonal determination of heterogeneities in mAb therapeutics...
March 6, 2017: Electrophoresis
Edwin F Romano, Joselito P Quirino, John L Holdsworth, Regina C So, Clovia I Holdsworth
Frontal analysis capillary electrophoresis was used to evaluate the binding performance of molecularly imprinted microspheres (MIM) towards its template histamine and analogues at pH 7, and compared to the high performance liquid chromatographic method. In both methods, batch binding was employed and the binding parameters were calculated from the measured concentration of unbound amine analytes and afforded comparable histamine equilibrium dissociation constants (Kd ∼ 0.4 mM). FACE was easily carried out at shorter binding equilibration time (i...
March 3, 2017: Electrophoresis
Salvatore Fanali
Nano-Liquid chromatography (nano-LC) and CEC are microfluidic technique mainly used for analytical purposes. They have been applied to the separation and analysis of a large number of compounds, e.g., peptides, proteins, drugs, enantiomers, antibiotics, pesticides, nutraceutical etc. Analytes separation is carried out into capillaries containing selected stationary phase. The mobile phase is moved either by a pump (nano-LC) or by an EOF, respectively. The two tools can offer some advantages over conventional techniques, e...
March 3, 2017: Electrophoresis
Amin Mansoorifar, Anil Koklu, Ahmet Can Sabuncu, Ali Beskok
Dielectric spectroscopy (DS) is a non-invasive, label-free, fast, and promising technique for measuring dielectric properties of biological cells in real time. We demonstrate a microchip that consists of electro-activated micro-well arrays for positive dielectrophoresis (pDEP) assisted cell capture, DS measurements, and negative dielectrophoresis (nDEP) driven cell unloading; thus, providing a high throughput cell analysis platform. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first microfluidic chip that combines electro-activated micro-wells and DS to analyze biological cells...
March 3, 2017: Electrophoresis
Mona Mozafari, Shantheya Balasupramaniam, Lutz Preu, Sami El Deeb, Christian G Reiter, Hermann Wätzig
A fast and precise affinity capillary electrophoresis (ACE) method has been developed and applied for the investigation of the binding interactions between P-selectin and heparinoids as potential P-selectin inhibitors in the presence and absence of calcium ions. Furthermore, model proteins and vitronectin were used to appraise the binding behavior of P-selectin. The normalized mobility ratios (∆R/Rf ), which provided information about the binding strength and the overall charge of the protein-ligand complex, were used to evaluate the binding affinities...
March 3, 2017: Electrophoresis
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