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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209555/detection-of-soluble-erbb2-in-breast-cancer-cell-lysates-using-a-combined-label-free-fluorescence-platform-based-on-bloch-surface-waves
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Alberto Sinibaldi, Camilla Sampaoli, Norbert Danz, Peter Munzert, Leonardo Sibilio, Frank Sonntag, Agostino Occhicone, Elisabetta Falvo, Elisa Tremante, Patrizio Giacomini, Francesco Michelotti
We report on the use of one-dimensional photonic crystals to detect clinically relevant concentrations of ERBB2/neu/Her2 in cell lysates. ERBB2 is a pivotal breast cancer biomarker and targetable oncogenic driver associated with aggressive breast cancer subtypes. To quantitate soluble ERBB2, we developed an optical platform that combines label-free and fluorescence detection modes. Such platform makes use of a sandwich assay in which the one-dimensional photonic crystals sustaining Bloch surface waves are tailored with a monoclonal antibody for highly specific biological recognition (BSW biochip)...
February 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199953/evaluation-of-single-and-stack-membraneless-enzymatic-fuel-cells-based-on-ethanol-in-simulated-body-fluids
#2
J Galindo-de-la-Rosa, N Arjona, A Moreno-Zuria, E Ortiz-Ortega, M Guerra-Balcázar, J Ledesma-García, L G Arriaga
The purpose of this work is to evaluate single and double-cell membraneless microfluidic fuel cells (MMFCs) that operate in the presence of simulated body fluids SBF, human serum and blood enriched with ethanol as fuels. The study was performed using the alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme immobilised by covalent binding through an array composed of carbon Toray paper as support and a layer of poly(methylene blue)/tetrabutylammonium bromide/Nafion and glutaraldehyde (3D bioanode electrode). The single MMFC was tested in a hybrid microfluidic fuel cell using Pt/C as the cathode...
February 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189069/multitarget-sensing-of-glucose-and-cholesterol-based-on-janus-hydrogel-microparticles
#3
Xiao-Ting Sun, Ying Zhang, Dong-Hua Zheng, Shuai Yue, Chun-Guang Yang, Zhang-Run Xu
A visualized sensing method for glucose and cholesterol was developed based on the hemispheres of the same Janus hydrogel microparticles. Single-phase and Janus hydrogel microparticles were both generated using a centrifugal microfluidic chip. For glucose sensing, concanavalin A and fluorescein labeled dextran used for competitive binding assay were encapsulated in alginate microparticles, and the fluorescence of the microparticles was positively correlated with glucose concentration. For cholesterol sensing, the microparticles embedded with γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles were used as catalyst for the oxidation of 3,3',5,5'-Tetramethylbenzidine by H2O2, an enzymatic hydrolysis product of cholesterol...
February 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189907/highly-selective-optical-and-reversible-dual-path-chemosensor-for-cyanide-detection-and-its-application-in-live-cells-imaging
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Karunesh Keshav, Pritam Torawane, Mukesh Kumar Kumawat, Kundan Tayade, Suban K Sahoo, Rohit Srivastava, Anil Kuwar
A new biocompatible fluorescent receptor 1 was synthesized by conjugating diaminomaleonitrile (DMN) with benzothiazole unit, and characterized by single X-ray. In DMF/water (1:1, v/v), the receptor 1 showed a selectivity turn-on fluorescence at 517nm in the presence of CN(-). Receptor 1 showed a detection limit down to 0.16µM without any interference from other tested anions. The reversibility and reusability of 1 for the detection of CN(-) ion was also tested for five cycles indicating the probe 1 could be used in a reversible manner...
February 6, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187301/the-preparation-of-dual-functional-hybrid-nanoflower-and-its-application-in-the-ultrasensitive-detection-of-disease-related-biomarker
#5
Yucheng Liu, Jinyang Chen, Mingyuan Du, Xinxin Wang, Xinghu Ji, Zhike He
In this work, dual-functional streptavidin (SA)-horseradish peroxidase (HRP) hybrid nanoflowers, integrating the functions of biological recognition and signal amplification, were prepared through facile one-pot green synthesis method. The prepared SA-HRP-Cu3(PO4)2 hybrid nanoflowers loaded abundant HRP and simultaneously exhibited enhanced catalytic activity, stability, and durability compared with free enzyme, which fits greatly well with the requirement of signal tag for bioassay. Besides, due to the general SA-biotin linking interaction, the SA-HRP-Cu3(PO4)2 hybrid nanoflowers possess universal capture ability to the biotinylated antibody...
February 4, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187299/development-of-biohybrid-immuno-selective-membranes-for-target-antigen-recognition
#6
Francesca Militano, Teresa Poerio, Rosalinda Mazzei, Simona Salerno, Loredana De Bartolo, Lidietta Giorno
Membranes are gaining increasing interest in solid-phase analytical assay and biosensors applications, in particular as functional surface for bioreceptors immobilization and stabilization as well as for the concentration of target molecules in microsystems. In this work, regenerated cellulose immuno-affinity membranes were developed and they were used for the selective capture of interleukin-6 (IL-6) as targeted antigen. Protein G was covalently linked on the membrane surface and it was successfully used for the oriented site-specific antibody immobilization...
February 3, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187298/piezoelectric-immunochip-coated-with-thin-films-of-bacterial-cellulose-nanocrystals-for-dengue-detection
#7
Cleverton Luiz Pirich, Rilton Alves de Freitas, Roberto Manuel Torresi, Guilherme Fadel Picheth, Maria Rita Sierakowski
Low-cost piezoelectric devices, such as simple frequency monitoring quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) devices, have good clinical utility as fast diagnostic tools for the detection of several diseases. However, unspecific antigen recognition, poor molecular probe adsorption and the need for sample dilution are still common drawbacks that hinder their use in routine diagnosis. In this work, piezoelectric sensors were previously coated with thin films of bacterial cellulose nanocrystals (CN) to provide a more sensitive and adapted interface for the attachment of monoclonal immunoglobulin G (IgGNS1) and to favor specific detection of non-structural protein 1 (NS1) of dengue fever...
February 3, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189070/paper-based-microfluidic-devices-for-electrochemical-immunofiltration-analysis-of-human-chorionic-gonadotropin
#8
Liangli Cao, Cheng Fang, Ruosheng Zeng, Xiongjie Zhao, Yuren Jiang, Zhencheng Chen
An electrochemical immunofiltration analysis was introduced into microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) for the first time, which was based on photolithography and screen-printing technology. The hydrophilic test zones of the aldehyde-functionalized screen-printed electrodes (SPEs) were biofunctionalized with capture antibodies (Ab1). A sensitive immune detection method was developed by using primary signal antibody functionalized gold nanoparticles (GNPs/Ab2) and alkaline phosphatase conjugated secondary antibody (ALP-IgG)...
February 2, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187302/a-kinetic-study-of-bitter-taste-receptor-sensing-using-immobilized-porcine-taste-bud-tissues
#9
Lihui Wei, Lixin Qiao, Guangchang Pang, Junbo Xie
At present, developing an efficient assay method for truly reflecting the real feelings of gustatory tissues is of great importance. In this study, a novel biosensor was fabricated to investigate the kinetic characteristics of the receptors in taste bud tissues sensing bitter substances for the first time. Porcine taste bud tissues were used as the sensing elements, and the sandwich-type sensing membrane was fixed onto a glassy carbon electrode for assembling the biosensor. With the developed sensor, the response currents induced by sucrose octaacetate, denatonium benzoate, and quercetin stimulating corresponding receptors were determined...
February 2, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167413/label-free-immunosensor-based-on-hyperbranched-polyester-for-specific-detection-of-%C3%AE-fetoprotein
#10
Yanlian Niu, Tian Yang, Shangshang Ma, Fang Peng, Meihui Yi, Mimi Wan, Chun Mao, Jian Shen
A novel label-free immunosensor based on hyperbranched polyester nanoparticles with nitrite groups (HBPE-NO2), which were synthesized through a simple one-step chemical reaction, was first developed for specific detection of α-fetoprotein (AFP), the tumor marker for liver cancer. The obtained HBPE-NO2 nanoparticles (NPs) were characterized by the proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H NMR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). And the fabricated process of immunosensor was investigated by attenuated total reflection Fourier-transform infrared spectra (ATR-FTIR), static water contact angles, scanning electron microscope (SEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)...
February 1, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193561/hydrophobic-carbon-dot-based-dual-emission-micelle-for-ratiometric-fluorescence-biosensing-and-imaging-of-cu-2-in-liver-cells
#11
Linlin Lu, Chongchong Feng, Jie Xu, Fengyang Wang, Haijun Yu, Zhiai Xu, Wen Zhang
Copper is closely related to liver damage, therefore, it is essential to develop a simple and sensitive strategy to detect copper ions (Cu(2+)) in liver cells. A hydrophobic carbon dots (HCDs)-based dual-emission fluorescent probe for Cu(2+) was prepared by encapsulating HCDs in micelles formed by self-assembly of amphiphilic polymer DSPE-PEG and tetrakis (4-carboxyphenyl) porphyrin (TCPP)-modified DSPE-PEG. The obtained probe showed characteristic fluorescence emissions of HCDs and TCPP with large emission shift of 170nm with single-wavelength excitation...
January 31, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182976/ultrasensitive-electrochemical-immunosensor-for-quantitative-detection-of-scca-using-co3o4-ceo2-au-pt-nanocomposite-as-enzyme-mimetic-labels
#12
Yueyun Li, Yihe Zhang, Faying Li, Jinhui Feng, Mingdang Li, Lei Chen, Yunhui Dong
Recently early diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA) as a tumor maker of various cancers has increasingly attracted a lot of attention with heightening of incidence rate of cancer. The SCCA with low concentration in human serum should be diluted before detecting. Thus, an immunoassay with high sensitivity is significant for early detecting SCCA. Therefore, a nonenzymatic sandwich-type electrochemical immunosensor herein was conducted to quantitative detection of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA)...
January 31, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167365/nitrogen-doped-graphene-quantum-dots-based-long-persistent-chemiluminescence-system-for-ascorbic-acid-imaging
#13
Hongjun Chen, Qin Wang, Qinpeng Shen, Xin Liu, Wang Li, Zhou Nie, Shouzhuo Yao
High photo-intensity and sluggish flight attenuation are important to highly sensitive chemluminescence imaging. Herein, we present a copper ion catalyzed long-persistent chemiluminescent imaging system of nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots (NGQDs) for ascorbic acid detection in fruit. NGQDs as luminescent probe are fabricated, emitting out chemluminescence with the direct oxidation by H2O2. In addition, Cu(2+) ion enlarges over two order magnitudes of NGQDs CL intensity (214 times) due to its catalyzed Fenton-like reaction for H2O2 decomposition, and displaying unique specificity against other metal ions...
January 30, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182975/fluorescent-on-off-on-switching-sensor-based-on-cdte-quantum-dots-coupled-with-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes-graphene-oxide-nanoribbons-for-simultaneous-monitoring-of-dual-foreign-dnas-in-transgenic-soybean
#14
Yaqi Li, Li Sun, Jing Qian, Lingliang Long, Henan Li, Qian Liu, Jianrong Cai, Kun Wang
With the increasing concern of potential health and environmental risk, it is essential to develop reliable methods for transgenic soybean detection. Herein, a simple, sensitive and selective assay was constructed based on homogeneous fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between CdTe quantum dots (QDs) and multiwalled carbon nanotubes@graphene oxide nanoribbons (MWCNTs@GONRs) to form the fluorescent "on-off-on" switching for simultaneous monitoring dual target DNAs of promoter cauliflower mosaic virus 35s (P35s) and terminator nopaline synthase (TNOS) from transgenic soybean...
January 28, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167415/a-visible-and-colorimetric-aptasensor-based-on-dna-capped-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-for-detection-of-exosomes
#15
Yaokun Xia, Mengmeng Liu, Liangliang Wang, An Yan, Wenhui He, Mei Chen, Jianming Lan, Jiaoxing Xu, Lunhui Guan, Jinghua Chen
Recently, many studies have shown the potential use of circulating exosomes as novel biomarkers for monitoring and predicting a number of complex diseases, including cancer. However, reliable and cost-effective detection of exosomes in routine clinical settings, still remain a difficult task, mainly due to the lack of adequately easy and fast assay platforms. Therefore, we demonstrate here the development of a visible and simple method for the detection of exosomes by integrating single-walled carbon nanotubes that being excellent water solubility (s-SWCNTs) and aptamer...
January 28, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161627/temperature-and-ph-sensors-based-on-graphenic-materials
#16
P Salvo, N Calisi, B Melai, B Cortigiani, M Mannini, A Caneschi, G Lorenzetti, C Paoletti, T Lomonaco, A Paolicchi, I Scataglini, V Dini, M Romanelli, R Fuoco, F Di Francesco
Point-of-care applications and patients' real-time monitoring outside a clinical setting would require disposable and durable sensors to provide better therapies and quality of life for patients. This paper describes the fabrication and performances of a temperature and a pH sensor on a biocompatible and wearable board for healthcare applications. The temperature sensor was based on a reduced graphene oxide (rGO) layer that changed its electrical resistivity with the temperature. When tested in a human serum sample between 25 and 43°C, the sensor had a sensitivity of 110±10Ω/°C and an error of 0...
January 27, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199952/biopolymer-gold-nanoparticles-composite-plasmonic-thermal-history-indicator-to-monitor-quality-and-safety-of-perishable-bioproducts
#17
Yi-Cheng Wang, Lin Lu, Sundaram Gunasekaran
Quality and safety of perishable products such as foods, pharmaceutics, and biologicals is a constant concern. We have developed a plasmonic thermal history indicator (THI) taking advantage of the localized surface plasmon resonance of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) synthesized in situ in alginate, a natural polysaccharide. The color of the THIs becomes more intense with increased storage temperature and/or duration, with the color changing from grey to red with time of exposure at high temperature (40°C). The results suggest that decreasing viscosity with increasing number of AuNPs being synthesized in the system, along with aggregation of newly synthesized AuNPs onto larger ones and their settling are potentially responsible for the distinct color change observed...
January 26, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187300/electrospun-template-directed-molecularly-imprinted-nanofibers-incorporated-with-bioi-nanoflake-arrays-as-photoactive-electrode-for-photoelectrochemical-detection-of-triphenyl-phosphate
#18
Xiaomin Yang, Xin Li, Lizhi Zhang, Jingming Gong
Triphenyl Phosphate (TPhP), as a typical model of organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs), has been regarded as emerging environmental contaminants of health concern. In this study, a rapid and highly sensitive visible-light-response PEC sensor has been developed for the detection of Triphenyl Phosphate (TPhP) using electrospun template directed molecularly imprinted nanofibers modified BiOI nanoflake arrays (BiOINFs) as a photoactive electrode. The molecularly imprinted electrospun nanofibers (labeled as MI-ESNFs) were carefully characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV spectra, FTIR spectra measurements and various electrochemical techniques...
January 26, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167366/a-stretchable-and-screen-printed-electrochemical-sensor-for-glucose-determination-in-human-perspiration
#19
A Abellán-Llobregat, I Jeerapan, A Bandodkar, L Vidal, A Canals, J Wang, E Morallón
Here we present two types of all-printable, highly stretchable, and inexpensive devices based on platinum (Pt)-decorated graphite for glucose determination in physiological fluids. Said devices are: a non-enzymatic sensor and an enzymatic biosensor, the latter showing promising results. Glucose has been quantified by measuring hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) reduction by chronoamperometry at -0.35V (vs pseudo-Ag/AgCl) using glucose oxidase immobilized on Pt-decorated graphite. The sensor performs well for the quantification of glucose in phosphate buffer solution (0...
January 26, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160653/monitoring-of-microbial-cell-viability-using-nanostructured-electrodes-modified-with-graphene-alumina-nanocomposite
#20
Rabeay Y A Hassan, Moataz M Mekawy, Pankaj Ramnani, Ashok Mulchandani
Microbial infections are rapidly increasing; however most of the existing microbiological and molecular detection methods are time consuming and/or cannot differentiate between the viable and dead cells which may overestimate the risk of infections. Therefore, a bioelectrochemical sensing platform with a high potential to the microbial-electrode interactions was designed based on decorated graphene oxide (GO) sheet with alumina (Al2O3) nanocrystals. GO-Al2O3 nanocomposite was synthesized using self-assembly of GO and Al2O3 and characterized using the scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman-spectroscopy, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and cyclic voltammetry (CV)...
January 26, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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