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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437934/dual-channel-multilayer-coated-surface-plasmon-resonance-sensor-for-dual-refractive-index-range-measurements
#1
Mengdi Lu, Wei Peng, Qiang Liu, Yun Liu, Lixia Li, Yuzhang Liang, Jean-Francois Masson
We present a novel multilayer-coated surface plasmon resonance sensor for dual refractive index range measurements based on a capillary structure. The sensing elements include an internally coated Ag layer and an externally coated bilayer of Au with an overlayer of thin indium tin oxide (ITO). The internal Ag layer was sensitive to higher refractive index (RI) medium while the external Au/ITO layer was sensitive to lower refractive index medium. We evaluated the sensor performance by measuring RI changes in two channels, RI sensitivities were -1951 nm/RIU and 2496 nm/RIU, respectively...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437746/catalytic-reduction-of-4-nitrophenol-and-photo-inhibition-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-using-gold-nanoparticles-as-photocatalyst
#2
Shafiullah Khan, Wang Runguo, Kamran Tahir, Zhang Jichuan, Liqun Zhang
A simple, green method is described for the synthesis of Gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs) using Cotoneaster horizontalis extract as a phyto-reducer and capping agent with superior photo inhibition activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Different from the other methods used elevated temperatures for nanoparticles synthesis, the novelty of our method lies in its energy saving process and fast synthesis rates (~5min for AuNPs), and its potential to tune the nanoparticles size and afterward their catalytic activity...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437098/interaction-of-fibrin-with-the-very-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-further-characterization-and-localization-of-the-vldl-receptor-binding-site-in-fibrin-%C3%AE-n-domains
#3
Sergiy Yakovlev, Leonid Medved
Our recent study revealed that fibrin and the VLDL receptor (VLDLR) interact with each other through a pair of fibrin βN-domains and CR domains of the receptor and this interaction promotes transendothelial migration of leukocytes and thereby inflammation. The major objectives of the present study were to further clarify the molecular mechanism of fibrin-VLDLR interaction and to identify amino acid residues in the βN-domains involved in this interaction. Our binding experiments with the (β15-66)2 fragment, which corresponds to a pair of fibrin βN-domains, and the VLDLR(1-8) fragment consisting of eight CR domains of VLDLR, revealed that interaction between them strongly depends on ionic strength and chemical modification of all Lys or Arg residues in (β15-66)2 results in abrogation of this interaction...
April 24, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437064/rapid-and-highly-sensitive-detection-of-dopamine-using-conjugated-oxaborole-based-polymer-and-glycopolymer-systems
#4
Keren Jiang, Yinan Wang, Garima Thakur, Yohei Kotsuchibashi, Selvaraj Naicker, Ravin Narain, Thomas Thundat
A conjugated polymer interface consisting of an oxaborole containing polymer and a glycopolymer was used for achieving very high selectivity in dopamine (DA) detection. The optimum binding affinity between the polymers promotes the selectivity to DA through a displacement mechanism while remaining unaffected by other structurally related analogs and saccharide derivatives. Real-time detection of DA with very high selectivity and sensitivity has been demonstrated by immobilizing the polymer conjugates on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and microcantilever (MCL) sensor platforms...
April 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434979/synergistic-effects-of-bmp-2-bmp-6-or-bmp-7-with-human-plasma-fibronectin-onto-hydroxyapatite-coatings-a-comparative-study
#5
Isabelle Brigaud, Rémy Agniel, Johanne Leroy Dudal, Sabrina Kellouche, Arnaud Ponche, Tahar Bouceba, Natalia Mihailescu, Mihai Sopronyi, Eric Viguier, Carmen Ristoscu, Felix Sima, Ion N Mihailescu, Ana Claudia O Carreira, Mari Cleide Sogayar, Olivier Gallet, Karine Anselme
Design of new osteoinductive biomaterials to reproduce an optimized physiological environment capable of recruiting stem cells and instructing their fate towards the osteoblastic lineage has become a priority in orthopedic surgery. This work aims at evaluating the bioactivity of BMP combined with human plasma fibronectin (FN/BMP) delivered in solution or coated onto titanium-hydroxyapatite (TiHA) surfaces. Herein, we focus on the comparison of in vitro osteogenic efficacy in mouse C2C12 pre-osteoblasts of three BMP members, namely: BMP-2, BMP-6 and BMP-7...
April 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432380/spr-2017
#6
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May 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426224/quantitative-analysis-of-polymer-brush-formation-kinetics-using-quartz-crystal-microbalance-viscoelasticity-of-polymer-brush
#7
Hirokazu Tanoue, Norifumi L Yamada, Kohzo Ito, Hideaki Yokoyama
Polymer brush formation kinetics was measured by quartz crystal microbalance (QCM). In the QCM measurement anomalous complex frequency shift as a function of graft density was observed: dissipation rate shift ΔΓ first increased, showed a peak and then decreased despite the graft density of the polymer brush was increasing monotonically. We calculated the shear modulus of the brush layer from the measured complex frequency shift and revealed that the peak of ΔΓ described the crossover from a viscous brush layer to elastic brush layer...
April 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422746/integrating-nanohybrid-membranes-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-chitosan-silica-sol-gel-with-fiber-optic-spr-for-caffeine-detection
#8
Ravi Kant, Rana Tabassum, Banshi D Gupta
Caffeine is the most popular psychoactive drug consumed in the world for improving alertness and enhancing wakefulness. However, caffeine consumption beyond limits can result in lot of physiological complications in human beings. In this work, we report a novel detection scheme for caffeine integrating nanohybrid membranes of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) in chitosan modified silica sol gel (rGO: chitosan: silica sol gel) with fiber optic surface plasmon resonance. The chemically synthesized nanohybrid membrane forming the sensing route has been dip coated over silver coated unclad central portion of an optical fiber...
May 12, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422491/discovery-of-novel-ligands-for-tnf-%C3%AE-and-tnf-receptor-1-through-structure-based-virtual-screening-and-biological-assay
#9
Si Chen, Zhiwei Feng, Yun Wang, Shifan Ma, Ziheng Hu, Peng Yang, Yifeng Chai, Xiang-Qun Sean Xie
Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-α) is overexpressed in various diseases, and it has been a validated therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases. All therapeutics currently used targeting TNF-α are biomacromolecules, and limited numbers of TNF-α chemical inhibitors have been reported, which makes the identification of small molecule alternatives in urgent need. Recent studies mainly focused on identifying small molecules that directly bind to TNF-α or TNF receptor-1 (TNFR1), and/or inhibit the interaction between TNF-α and TNFR1, and/or regulate related signaling pathways...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418634/protein-trapping-in-plasmonic-nanoslit-and-nanoledge-cavities-the-behavior-and-sensing
#10
Zheng Zeng, Xiaojun Shi, Taylor Mabe, Shaun Christie, Grant Gilmore, Adam W Smith, Jianjun Wei
A novel plasmonic nanoledge device was presented to explore the geometry-induced trapping of nanoscale biomolecules and examine a generation of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) for plasmonic sensing. To design an optimal plasmonic device, a semi-analytical model was implemented for a quantitative analysis of SPR under plane-wave illumination and a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation was used to study the optical transmission and refractive index (RI) sensitivity. In addition, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) imaging was used to visualize the migration of fluorescently labeled bovine serum albumin (BSA) into the nanoslits; and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) was further used to investigate the diffusion of BSA in the nanoslits...
April 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417176/functional-gold-nanoparticles-for-optical-affinity-biosensing
#11
Tomáš Špringer, Xue Chadtová Song, Maria Laura Ermini, Josefína Lamačová, Jiří Homola
Functional gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are commonly used to enhance the response of optical affinity biosensors. In this work, we investigated the effect of preparation conditions on functional properties of AuNPs functionalized with antibody (Ab-AuNPs), specifically AuNPs with antibody against carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) covalently attached via carboxy-terminated oligo-ethylene thiolate linker layer. The following parameters of preparation of Ab-AuNP have been found to have a significant effect on Ab-AuNP performance in affinity biosensors: the time of reaction of activated AuNPs with antibody, concentrations of antibody and amino-coupling reagents, and composition of immobilization buffer (molarity and salt content)...
April 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415822/interaction-between-granulin-a-and-enolase-1-attenuates-the-migration-and-invasion-of-human-hepatoma-cells
#12
Xiaoliang Chen, Huanli Xu, Ning Wu, Xiujun Liu, Gan Qiao, Shuonan Su, Ye Tian, Ru Yuan, Cong Li, Xiaohui Liu, Xiukun Lin
Granulin A (GRN A), a peptide with a molecular 6 kDa, is derived from proteolysis of progranulin (PGRN). Previous study in our laboratory has shown that GRN A is able to inhibit cancer cell growth significantly. In the present study, we confirmed that GRN A can bind to α-enolase (ENO1) specifically as analyzed using Pull-down/MS approaches. The interaction of GRN A with ENO1 was further confirmed by Western blotting and Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) analysis. Treatment of human HepG-2 cells with GRN A inhibited cancer cell growth as well as migration and invasion of cancer cells as analyzed by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazoliumbromide (MTT) and Scratch wound healing assay as well as Transwell experiments...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415425/-click-access-to-multilayer-functionalized-au-surface-a-terpyridine-patterning-example
#13
Flavia A Martin, Daniel Marconi, Silvia Neamtu, Teodora Radu, Monica Florescu, Rodica Turcu, Claudia Lar, Niculina D Hădade, Ion Grosu, Ioan Turcu
This work is focused on self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) fabrication, using two types of Au surfaces, by subsequent attachment of different layers in order to develop a stable platform consisting of covalent multilayer functionalized gold surfaces. The key step in the construction of SAMs is the covalent linkage to the gold surface, via an amino-thiol derivative, of a cyclooctyne unit exhibiting strained triple bonds which react fast (catalysts are not needed) and quantitatively with organic azides and enable the introduction of various chemical functionalized entities on the gold surface...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414767/the-fungal-natural-product-azaphilone-9-binds-to-hur-and-inhibits-hur-rna-interaction-in-vitro
#14
Kawaljit Kaur, Xiaoqing Wu, James K Fields, David K Johnson, Lan Lan, Miranda Pratt, Amber D Somoza, Clay C C Wang, John Karanicolas, Berl R Oakley, Liang Xu, Roberto N De Guzman
The RNA-binding protein Hu antigen R (HuR) binds to AU-rich elements (ARE) in the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of target mRNAs. The HuR-ARE interactions stabilize many oncogenic mRNAs that play important roles in tumorigenesis. Thus, small molecules that interfere with the HuR-ARE interaction could potentially inhibit cancer cell growth and progression. Using a fluorescence polarization (FP) competition assay, we identified the compound azaphilone-9 (AZA-9) derived from the fungal natural product asperbenzaldehyde, binds to HuR and inhibits HuR-ARE interaction (IC50 ~1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414435/synthesis-of-bodipy-peptide-conjugates-for-fluorescence-labeling-of-egfr-over-expressing-cells
#15
Ning Zhao, Tyrslai Williams, Zehua Zhou, Frank R Fronczek, Martha Sibrian-Vazquez, Seetharama Jois, M Graca Henriques Vicente
Regioselective functionalization of 2,3,5,6,8-pentachloro-BODIPY 1 produced unsymmetric BODIPY 5, bearing an isothiocyanate group suitable for conjugation, in only four steps. The X-ray structure of 5 reveals a nearly planar BODIPY core with aryl dihedral angles in the range 47.4° - 62.9°. Conjugation of 5 to two EGFR-targeting pegylated peptides, 3PEG-LARLLT (6) and 3PEG-GYHWYGYTPQNVI (7), under mild conditions (30 min at room temperature), afforded BODIPY conjugates 8 and 9 in 50-80% isolated yields. These conjugates show red-shifted absorption and emission spectra compared with 5, in the near-IR region, and were evaluated as potential fluorescence imaging agents for EGRF over-expressing cells...
April 17, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414426/two-distinct-assembly-states-of-cysteine-regulatory-complex-of-salmonella-typhimurium-are-regulated-by-enzyme-substrate-cognate-pairs
#16
Abhishek Kaushik, Mary Krishna Ekka, Sangaralingam Kumaran
Serine acetyltransferase (SAT) and O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase (OASS), which catalyze last two steps of cysteine biosynthesis, interact and form Cysteine Regulatory Complex (CRC). The current model of Salmonella typhimurium predicts that CRC is composed of one [SAT]hexmer unit and two molecules of [OASS]dimer. However, it is not clear why [SAT]hexamer can not engage all of its six high-affinity binding sites. We examined the assembly state(s) of CRC by size exclusion chromatography (SEC), analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC), isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) approaches...
April 17, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414385/common-path-digital-holographic-microscopy-for-near-field-phase-imaging-based-on-surface-plasmon-resonance
#17
Jiwei Zhang, Siqing Dai, Chaojie Ma, Jianglei Di, Jianlin Zhao
We develop a common-path digital holographic microscopy based on prism-coupling surface plasmon resonance (SPR) for near-field phase imaging. A single beam splitter with specific configuration is introduced in an SPR imaging system to realize off-axis holographic recording. By measuring the phase shift difference of the reflected light at SPR exploiting the proposed holographic microscopy with high temporal stability, near-field characteristic measurement can be realized. With its simplicity, vibration isolation, and inherent capability of phase curvature compensation, the recommended system shows advanced performance in monitoring tiny refractive index variations and imaging biological tissues...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414342/laser-induced-thermal-lens-microscopy-for-highly-sensitive-determination-of-captopril
#18
Nader Shokoufi, Atefeh Abbasi-Ahd, Kazem Kargosha
In this work, a combined flow injection-photo thermal lens microscopy (FI-PTLM) system was used for highly sensitive determination of captopril as an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. Captopril has no absorption in the visible range, but due to its thiol group could interact with gold nanoparticles (GNPs). GNPs, because of their surface plasmon resonance (SPR), have absorption in the visible range, but their interaction with a low concentration of captopril shows no effective change in UV-Vis spectrophotometry because their aggregation is slight...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414290/-the-effect-of-isatin-on-protein-protein-interactions-between-cytochrome-b5-and-cytochromes-p450
#19
P V Ershov, E O Yablokov, Yu V Mezentsev, L A Kalushskiy, A V Florinskaya, A V Veselovsky, O V Gnedenko, A A Gilep, S A Usanov, A E Medvedev, A S Ivanov
Cytochromes P450 (CYP) are involved in numerous biochemical processes including metabolism of xenobiotics, biosynthesis of cholesterol, steroid hormones etc. Since some CYP catalyze indol oxidation to isatin, we have hypothesized that isatin can regulate protein-protein interactions (PPI) between components of the CYP system thus representing a (negative?) feedback mechanism. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible effect of isatin on interaction of human CYP with cytochrome b5 (CYB5A). Using the optical biosensor test system employing surface plasmon resonance (SPR) we have investigated interaction of immobilized CYB5A with various CYP in the absence and in the presence of isatin...
March 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411453/inhibition-of-influenza-virus-infection-by-multivalent-pentacyclic-triterpene-functionalized-per-o-methylated-cyclodextrin-conjugates
#20
Zhenyu Tian, Longlong Si, Kun Meng, Xiaoshu Zhou, Yongmin Zhang, Demin Zhou, Sulong Xiao
Multivalent ligands that exhibit high binding affinity to influenza hemagglutinin (HA) trimer can block the interaction of HA with its sialic acid receptor. In this study, a series of multivalent pentacyclic triterpene-functionalized per-O-methylated cyclodextrin (CD) derivatives were designed and synthesized using 1, 3-dipolar cycloaddition click reaction. A cell-based assay showed that three compounds (25, 28 and 31) exhibited strong inhibitory activity against influenza A/WSN/33 (H1N1) virus. Compound 28 showed the most potent anti-influenza activity with IC50 of 4...
April 2, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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