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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108886/phase-behaviour-in-complementary-dna-coated-gold-nanoparticles-and-fd-viruses-mixtures-a-numerical-study
#1
Massimiliano Chiappini, Erika Eiser, Francesco Sciortino
A new gel-forming colloidal system based on a binary mixture of fd-viruses and gold nanoparticles functionalized with complementary DNA single strands has been recently introduced. Upon quenching below the DNA melt temperature, such a system results in a highly porous gel state, that may be developed in a new functional material of tunable porosity. In order to shed light on the gelation mechanism, we introduce a model closely mimicking the experimental one and we explore via Monte Carlo simulations its equilibrium phase diagram...
January 2017: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108664/an-investigation-of-the-genotoxicity-and-interference-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-commonly-used-in-vitro-mutagenicity-and-genotoxicity-assays
#2
Jiya M George, Millicent Magogotya, Melissa A Vetten, Antoinette V Buys, Mary Gulumian
The suitability of 4 in vitro assays, commonly used for mutagenicity and genotoxicity assessment, was investigated in relation to treatment with 14 nm citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Specifically, the Ames test was conducted without metabolic activation, where no mutagenic effects were observed. High resolution transmission electron microscopy and Cytoviva dark-field image analysis showed that AuNPs did not enter the bacterial cells, thus confirming the unreliability of the Ames test for nanoparticle mutagenicity studies...
January 20, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107992/designing-of-ordered-two-dimensional-gold-nanoparticles-film-for-cocaine-detection-in-human-urine-using-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#3
Juan Meng, Xianghu Tang, Binbin Zhou, Qiwen Xie, Liangbao Yang
A novel and rapid method to detect cocaine in human urine has been developed by using self-assembly ordered two dimensional (2D) gold nanoparticles (GNPs) film as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates. In order to obtain high sensitivity, uniformity, and reproducibility of SERS platform, quasi-spherical, uniform GNPs were firstly synthesis using seed growth method, in which the GNPs have been functionalized with CTAB to form orderly close-packed GNPs film as SERS substrate. Importantly, the high-performance GNPs on solid substrates can produce a high yield of sub-10-nm gaps which can generate gigantic signals enhancement for analytes adsorbed GNPs surface...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107957/methodology-for-monitoring-gold-nanoparticles-and-dissolved-gold-species-in-culture-medium-and-cells-used-for-nanotoxicity-tests-by-liquid-chromatography-hyphenated-to-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
#4
Sara López-Sanz, Nuria Rodríguez Fariñas, Rosario Serrano Vargas, Rosa Del Carmen Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios, Ángel Ríos
An analytical methodology based on coupling reversed-phase liquid chromatography (HPLC) to an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has been developed for the characterization and identification of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and gold dissolved species (Au(3+)) in culture medium (Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium, DMEM) and HeLa cells (a human cervical adenocarcinoma cell line) used in nanotoxicity tests. The influence of the culture medium was also studied and the method applied for nanotoxicity tests...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107953/visual-detection-of-nucleic-acids-based-on-lateral-flow-biosensor-and-hybridization-chain-reaction-amplification
#5
Na Ying, Chuanjing Ju, Zhongyi Li, Wensen Liu, Jiayu Wan
In this study, a new lateral flow nucleic acid biosensor (LFNAB) using hybridization chain reaction (HCR) for signal amplification was developed for visual detection of nucleic acids with high sensitivity and low cost. A "sandwich-type" detection strategy was employed in our design. The sandwich system of capture probe (CP)/target DNA/reporter probe (RP)-HCR complexes was fabricated as the sensing platform. As the initiator strand, reporter probe propagated a chain reaction of hybridization events between the two hairpin probes modified with biotin, and determined whether long nicked DNA polymers were formed...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107947/surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-sers-as-a-method-for-the-toxicological-analysis-of-synthetic-cannabinoids
#6
Thaddeus Mostowtt, Bruce McCord
Synthetic cannabinoids (K2, spice) present problems in forensic investigations because standard presumptive methods, such as immunoassays, are insufficiently specific for the wide range of potential target compounds. This issue can lead to problems with low sensitivity and yield false negative results. A potential solution to this problem is surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). In this study we demonstrate the analysis of a set of structurally similar synthetic cannabinoids using SERS. The procedure involves mixing the analyte with gold nanoparticles prepared in a solution containing alkali or alkaline earth salt solutions...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107930/a-chemiluminescent-aptasensor-based-on-rolling-circle-amplification-and-co-2-n-aminobutyl-n-ethylisoluminol-functional-flowerlike-gold-nanoparticles-for-salmonella-typhimurium-detection
#7
Liling Hao, Huajie Gu, Nuo Duan, Shijia Wu, Xiaoyuan Ma, Yu Xia, Haitao Wang, Zhouping Wang
A sensitive steady-state chemiluminescent aptasensor based on rolling circle amplification (RCA) was fabricated for the detection of Salmonella typhimurium. The sensor utilized aptamer modified Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) as capture probes, aptamer as recognition molecules, and Co(2+) enhanced N‑(aminobutyl)-N-(ethylisoluminol) (ABEI) functional flowerlike gold nanoparticles (AuNFs) and complementary strand (cDNA) complex (Co(2+)/ABEI-AuNFs-cDNA) as signal probes. And P-Iodophenol (PIP) was also added to form a typical ABEI- AuNFs-PIP-H2O2 steady-state CL system...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107919/selective-nano-sensing-approach-for-the-determination-of-inorganic-phosphate-in-human-urine-samples
#8
Alaa A Fadhel, Madeleine Johnson, Khang Trieu, Eda Koculi, Andres D Campiglia
A novel sensing approach is presented for the analysis of phosphate ions in human urine samples. The new sensor is based on the fluorescence energy transfer between a luminescent probe ([Tb-EDTA](-1)) and gold nanoparticles capped with a cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (Au NPs-CTAB). The strong affinity between CTAB receptors and phosphate ions results in a highly selective assay with minimum sample preparation steps. Possible chemical interference is monitored on real-time basis via luminescence lifetime analysis...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107836/plasmon-induced-photoelectrochemical-biosensor-for-in-situ-real-time-measurement-of-biotin-streptavidin-binding-kinetics-under-visible-light-irradiation
#9
Jingchun Guo, Tomoya Oshikiri, Kosei Ueno, Xu Shi, Hiroaki Misawa
We developed a localized surface plasmon-induced visible light-responsive photoelectrochemical (PEC) biosensor using a titanium dioxide (TiO2) photoelectrode loaded with gold nanoislands (AuNIs) for in situ real-time measurement of biotin-streptavidin association. As a proof of concept, self-assembled thiol-terminated biotin molecules bound on a AuNIs/TiO2 photoelectrode were successfully utilized to explore the photocurrent response to streptavidin-modified gold nanoparticle (STA-AuNP) solutions. This plasmon-induced PEC biosensor is simple and easy to miniaturize...
March 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107686/a-novel-aptasensor-for-the-colorimetric-detection-of-s-typhimurium-based-on-gold-nanoparticles
#10
Xiaoyuan Ma, Liangjing Song, Nixin Zhou, Yu Xia, Zhouping Wang
A simple, fast and convenient colorimetric aptasensor was fabricated for the detection of Salmonella typhimurium (S. typhimurium) which was based on the color change effect of gold nanoparticles (GNPs). S. typhimurium is one of the most common causes of food-associated disease. Aptamers with specific recognition toward S. typhimurium was modified to the surface of prepared GNPs. They play a role for the protection of GNPs from aggregation toward high concentrations of NaCl. With the addition of S. typhimurium, aptamers preferably combined to S...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106365/coordinatively-self-assembled-luminescent-gold-nanoparticles-fluorescence-turn-on-system-for-high-efficiency-passive-tumor-imaging
#11
Xuandi Lai, Lishan Tan, Xiulong Deng, Jinbin Liu, Aiqing Li, Jianyu Liu, Jianqiang Hu
A fluorescence turn-on system for highly efficient and prolonged tumor imaging has been established by Co2+-induced coordination self-assembly strategy, in which luminescent glutathione (GSH)-modified gold nanoparticles (LGAuNPs) are assembled into LGAuNPs assemblies (LGAuNPs-Co) through coordination bond between unoccupied orbit of Co2+ and lone pair electrons of GSH on the surface of LGAuNPs. The LGAuNPs-Co is sensitive to microenvironment pH and its quenched luminescence will be turned on in tumor tissues (acidic microenvironment), which behaves as a fluorescence turn-on system for passive tumor imaging...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106202/a-colorimetric-sensing-platform-based-upon-recognizing-hybridization-chain-reaction-products-with-oligonucleotide-modified-gold-nanoparticles-through-triplex-formation
#12
Li Zou, Ruimin Li, Manjun Zhang, Yanwei Luo, Nian Zhou, Jing Wang, Liansheng Ling
A novel colorimetric sensing strategy for biomolecule assay has been developed, which integrates the signal amplification of the hybridization chain reaction (HCR) with the assembly of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) through triplex formation. In the presence of targets, the HCR process can be triggered, the HCR products are specifically recognized by triplex-forming oligonucleotide (TFO) functionalized AuNPs, accompanying the aggregation of AuNPs and a dramatic absorbance change at 522 nm. In addition, the DNA hairpin probes can form rigid triplex structures with TFO-functionalized AuNPs in the absence of targets, resulting in a negligible background signal...
January 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104921/effects-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-lipid-packing-and-membrane-pore-formation
#13
Anupama Bhat, Lance W Edwards, Xiao Fu, Dillon L Badman, Samuel Huo, Albert J Jin, Qi Lu
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been increasingly integrated in biological systems, making it imperative to understand their interactions with cell membranes, the first barriers to be crossed to enter cells. Herein, liposomes composed of 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) as a model membrane system were treated with citrate stabilized AuNPs from 5 to 30 nm at various concentrations. The fluorescence shifts of Laurdan probes reveal that AuNPs in general made liposomes more fluidic. The increased fluidity is expected to result in an increased surface area, and thus liposome shape changes from circular to less circular, which was further confirmed with fluorescence microscopy...
December 26, 2016: Applied Physics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103517/a-noninvasive-cancer-detection-strategy-based-on-gold-nanoparticle-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-of-urinary-modified-nucleosides-isolated-by-affinity-chromatography
#14
Shangyuan Feng, Zuci Zheng, Yuanji Xu, Jinyong Lin, Guannan Chen, Cuncheng Weng, Duo Lin, Sufang Qiu, Min Cheng, Zufang Huang, Lan Wang, Rong Chen, Shusen Xie, Haishan Zeng
The search for tumor biomarkers in the urine for cancer diagnosis is currently a hot topic in clinical oncology, with potential for cancer screening and diagnosis. Modified nucleosides excreted through the urine are considered to be a general tumor marker for various cancer types. Herein, we explore a new method that utilizes surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy to obtain a complete biochemical profile of urinary modified nucleosides. In our method, modified nucleosides are first isolated from urine sample utilizing the excellent separation ability of affinity chromatography; then supplemented with gold (Au) nanoparticles as substrate for SERS spectroscopy analysis...
January 5, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103045/photocurrent-generation-of-reconstituted-photosystem-ii-on-self-assembled-gold-film
#15
Mariko Miyachi, Shu Ikehira, Daiki Nishiori, Yoshinori Yamanoi, Masato Yamada, Masako Iwai, Tatsuya Tomo, Suleyman I Allakhverdiev, Hiroshi Nishihara
Photosystem II (PSII) modified gold electrodes were prepared by the deposition of PSII reconstituted with platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) on Au electrodes. PtNPs modified with 1-[15-(3,5,6-trimethyl-1,4-benzoquinone-2-yl)]pentadecyl disulfide ((TMQ(CH2)15S)2) were incorporated into the QB site of PSII isolated from the thermophilic cyanobacterium, Thermosynechococcus elongatus. The reconstitution was confirmed by QA-reoxidation measurements. PSII reconstituted with PtNPs was deposited and integrated on a Au(111) surface modified with 4,4'-biphenyldithiol...
January 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102565/development-of-novel-sers-probe-for-selective-screening-of-healthy-prostate-from-malignant-prostate-cancer-cells-using-zn-ii
#16
Paresh Chandra Ray, Avijit Pramanik, Suhash Reddy Chavva, Bhanu Priya Viraka Nellore, Kelli May, Tejus Matthew, Stacy Jones, Aruna Vangara
Even in 21st century, prostate cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death for men. Since normal prostate gland contains the most Zn(II) and there are huge differences in Zn(II) content between the healthy and malignant prostate cancer cells, mobile zinc can be used as a biomarker for prostate cancer prediction. Current article reports the design of novel and highly efficient surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) probe using p-(imidazole)azo) benzenethiol attached gold nanoparticle as a Raman reporter, which has the capability to identify prostate cancer cells based on Zn(II) sensing...
January 19, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102403/janus-pegylated-gold-nanoparticles-a-robust-colorimetric-probe-for-sensing-nitrite-ions-in-complex-samples
#17
Yanmei Xiong, Mingmin Li, Huiqiao Liu, Zhihong Xuan, Jie Yang, Dingbin Liu
We presented a Janus PEGylated AuNP probe where PEGs and recognition ligands (e.g., 4-aminobenzenethiol, 4-ABT) were asymmetrically functionalized on an AuNP. With this design, the probes showed high colloidal stability, signal robustness, specificity, and sufficient sensitivity in the determination of NO2(-) in various complex samples.
January 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101410/modulation-of-cardiomyocyte-activity-using-pulsed-laser-irradiated-gold-nanoparticles
#18
Lara Gentemann, Stefan Kalies, Michelle Coffee, Heiko Meyer, Tammo Ripken, Alexander Heisterkamp, Robert Zweigerdt, Dag Heinemann
Can photothermal gold nanoparticle mediated laser manipulation be applied to induce cardiac contraction? Based on our previous work, we present a novel concept of cell stimulation. A 532 nm picosecond laser was employed to heat gold nanoparticles on cardiomyocytes. This leads to calcium oscillations in the HL-1 cardiomyocyte cell line. As calcium is connected to the contractility, we aimed to alter the contraction rate of native and stem cell derived cardiomyocytes. A contraction rate increase was particularly observed in calcium containing buffer with neonatal rat cardiomyocytes...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099810/anisotropic-self-assembly-of-supramolecular-polymers-and-plasmonic-nanoparticles-at-the-liquid-liquid-interface
#19
Joseph J Armao, Irina Nyrkova, Gad Fuks, Artem Osypenko, Mounir Maaloum, Emilie Moulin, Raul Arenal, Odile Gavat, Alexander N Semenov, Nicolas Giuseppone
The study of supramolecular polymers in the bulk, in solution, and at the solid-liquid interface has recently become a major topic of interest, going from fundamental aspects to applications in materials science. However, examples of 1D supramolecular polymers at the liquid-liquid interface are mostly unexplored. Here we describe the light-assisted supramolecular polymerization of triarylamine molecules and their organization at a chloroform-water interface. The resulting interfacial nematic layer of these 1D supramolecular polymers is further used as a template for the precise alignment of spherical gold nanoparticles coming from the water phase...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099801/highly-specific-and-sensitive-fluorescent-nanoprobes-for-image-guided-resection-of-sub-millimeter-peritoneal-tumors
#20
Aaron H Colby, Samantha Berry, Ann M Moran, Kristine Amber Pasion, Rong Liu, Yolonda L Colson, Nelson Ruiz-Opazo, Mark W Grinstaff, Victoria L M Herrera
A current challenge in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis is the inability to detect, visualize, and resect small or microscopic tumors of pancreatic, ovarian or mesothelial origin. In these diseases, the completeness of primary tumor resection is directly correlated with patient survival, and, hence, identifying small sub-mm tumors (i.e., disseminated disease) is critical. Thus, new imaging techniques and probes are needed to improve cytoreductive surgery and patient outcomes. Highly-fluorescent rhodamine-labeled expansile nanoparticles (HFR-eNPs) are described for use as a visual aid during cytoreductive surgery of pancreatic carcinomatosis...
January 18, 2017: ACS Nano
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