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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642952/solventless-mechanochemical-preparation-of-novel-magnetic-bioconjugates
#1
Daily Rodriguez-Padrón, Alain R Puente-Santiago, Alina M Balu, Antonio A Romero, Rafael Luque
A solventless mechanochemical approach was employed to obtain a bioconjugate (BSA-DA-Fe2O3) based on bovine serum albumin (BSA) and dopamine (DA) coated iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles. UV-vis measurements of the obtained material showed a distinctive peak at 280 nm which, together with the presence of N on the surface of the nanomaterial (a band at 400 eV in the XPS spectrum) and zeta potential measurements, confirmed the successful immobilization of the protein. Additionally, the presence of two bands at 1652 and 1545 cm(-1) in the FT-IR spectra of both BSA and BSA-DA-Fe2O3 and steady-state fluorescence analysis validated that the protein preserved its native-like structure after the mechanochemical milling process...
June 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640998/oximes-and-hydrazones-in-bioconjugation-mechanism-and-catalysis
#2
Dominik K Kölmel, Eric T Kool
The formation of oximes and hydrazones is employed in numerous scientific fields as a simple and versatile conjugation strategy. This imine-forming reaction is applied in fields as diverse as polymer chemistry, biomaterials and hydrogels, dynamic combinatorial chemistry, organic synthesis, and chemical biology. Here we outline chemical developments in this field, with special focus on the past ∼10 years of developments. Recent strategies for installing reactive carbonyl groups and α-nucleophiles into biomolecules are described...
June 22, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639122/targeting-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-psma-with-f-18-labeled-compounds-the-influence-of-prosthetic-groups-on-tumor-uptake-and-clearance-profile
#3
Vincent Bouvet, Melinda Wuest, Justin J Bailey, Cody Bergman, Nancy Janzen, John F Valliant, Frank Wuest
PURPOSE: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is an important biomarker expressed in the majority of prostate cancers. The favorable positron emission tomography (PET) imaging profile of the PSMA imaging agent 2-(3-(1-carboxy-5-[(6-[(18)F]fluoro-pyridine-3-carbonyl)-amino]-pentyl)-ureido)-pentane-dioic acid [(18)F]DCFPyL in preclinical prostate cancer models and in prostate cancer patients stimulated the development and validation of other fluorine-containing PSMA inhibitors to further enhance pharmacokinetics and simplify production methods...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638777/heterobifunctional-dyes-highly-fluorescent-linkers-based-on-cyanine-dyes
#4
Virginia Wycisk, Katharina Achazi, Ole Hirsch, Christian Kuehne, Jens Dernedde, Rainer Haag, Kai Licha
Herein, we present a new synthetic route to cyanine-based heterobifunctional dyes and their application as fluorescent linkers between polymers and biomolecules. The synthesized compounds, designed in the visible spectral range, are equipped with two different reactive groups for highly selective conjugation under physiological conditions. By applying indolenine precursors with functionalized benzenes, we achieved water-soluble asymmetric cyanine dyes bearing maleimido and N-hydroxysuccinimidyl functionalities in a three-step synthesis...
June 2017: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636394/synthesis-of-rna-5-azides-from-2-o-pivaloyloxymethyl-protected-rnas-and-their-reactivity-in-azide-alkyne-cycloaddition-reactions
#5
Marcin Warminski, Joanna Kowalska, Jacek Jemielity
Commercially available 2'-O-pivaloyloxymethyl (PivOM) phosphoramidites were employed in an SPS protocol for RNA 5' azides. The utility of the N3-RNAs in CuAAC and SPAAC was demonstrated by RNA 5' labeling, chemical ligation including fragment joining and cyclization, and bioconjugation. As a result, several new RNA conjugates that may be valuable tools for studies on biological events such as innate immune response (cyclic dinucleotides), post-transcriptional gene regulation (circular RNAs), or mRNA turnover (m(7)G capped RNAs) were obtained...
June 21, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636382/development-of-efficient-chemistry-to-generate-site-specific-disulfide-linked-protein-and-peptide-payload-conjugates-application-to-thiomab%C3%A2-antibody-drug-conjugates
#6
Jack David Sadowsky, Thomas H Pillow, Jinhua Chen, Fang Fan, Changrong He, Yanli Wang, Gang Yan, Hui Yao, Zijin Xu, Shanique Martin, Donglu Zhang, Phillip Chu, Josefa Dela Cruz-Chuh, Aimee O'Donohue, Guangmin Li, Geoffrey Del Rosario, Jintang He, Luna Liu, Carl K Ng, Dian Su, Gail D Lewis Phillips, Katherine Ruth Kozak, Shang-Fan Yu, Keyang Xu, Douglas Leipold, John S Wai
Conjugation of small molecule payloads to specific cysteine residues on proteins via a disulfide bond represents an attractive strategy to generate redox-sensitive bioconjugates, which have value as potential diagnostic reagents or therapeutics. Advancement of such "direct-disulfide" bioconjugates to the clinic necessitates chemical methods to form disulfide connections efficiently, without byproducts. The disulfide connection must also be resistant to premature cleavage by thiols prior to arrival at the targeted tissue...
June 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635314/fluorescent-labeled-bioconjugates-of-the-opioid-peptides-biphalin-and-dpdpe-incorporating-fluorescein-maleimide-linkers
#7
Azzurra Stefanucci, Wei Lei, Victor J Hruby, Giorgia Macedonio, Grazia Luisi, Simone Carradori, John M Streicher, Adriano Mollica
AIM: The conjugation of fluorescent labels to opioid peptides is an extremely challenging task, which needs to be overcome to create new classes of probes for biological assays. MATERIALS & METHODS: Three opioid peptide analogs of biphalin and [D-Pen2,5]-Enkephalin (DPDPE) containing a fluorescein-maleimide motif were synthesized. RESULTS & DISCUSSION: The biphalin analog 17 binds to opioid receptors with Ki(μ) = 530 ± 90 nM and Ki(δ) = 69...
June 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635183/cetuximab-conjugated-nanodiamonds-drug-delivery-system-for-enhanced-targeting-therapy-and-3d-raman-imaging
#8
Dandan Li, Xin Chen, Hong Wang, Jie Liu, Meiling Zheng, Yang Fu, Yuan Yu, Jinfang Zhi
In this study, a multicomponent nanodiamonds (NDs)-based targeting drug delivery system, cetuximab-NDs-cisplatin bioconjugate, combining both specific targeting and enhanced therapeutic efficacy capabilities, is developed and characterized. The specific targeting ability of cetuximab-NDs-cisplatin system on human liver hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cells is evaluated through epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) blocking experiments, since EGFR is over-expressed on HepG2 cell membrane. Besides, cytotoxic evaluation confirms that cetuximab-NDs-cisplatin system could significantly inhibit the growth of HepG2 cells, and the therapeutic activity of this system is proven to be better than that of both nonspecific NDs-cisplatin conjugate and specific EGF-NDs-cisplatin conjugate...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634286/conjugate-vaccine-immunotherapy-for-substance-use-disorder
#9
REVIEW
Paul T Bremer, Kim D Janda
Substance use disorder, especially in relation to opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, is a significant public health issue and has intensified in recent years. As a result, substantial interest exists in developing therapeutics to counteract the effects of abused drugs. A promising universal strategy for antagonizing the pharmacology of virtually any drug involves the development of a conjugate vaccine, wherein a hapten structurally similar to the target drug is conjugated to an immunogenic carrier protein...
July 2017: Pharmacological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632705/targeting-the-n-terminus-for-site-selective-protein-modification
#10
Christian B Rosen, Matthew B Francis
The formation of well-defined protein bioconjugates is critical for many studies and technologies in chemical biology. Tried-and-true methods for accomplishing this typically involve the targeting of cysteine residues, but the rapid growth of contemporary bioconjugate applications has required an expanded repertoire of modification techniques. One very powerful set of strategies involves the modification of proteins at their N termini, as these positions are typically solvent exposed and provide chemically distinct sites for many protein targets...
July 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625736/use-of-bioconjugation-with-cytochrome-p450-enzymes
#11
REVIEW
Julie Ducharme, Karine Auclair
Bioconjugation, defined as chemical modification of biomolecules, is widely employed in biological and biophysical studies. It can expand functional diversity and enable applications ranging from biocatalysis, biosensing and even therapy. This review summarizes how chemical modifications of cytochrome P450 enzymes (P450s or CYPs) have contributed to improving our understanding of these enzymes. Genetic modifications of P450s have also proven very useful but are not covered in this review. Bioconjugation has served to gain structural information and investigate the mechanism of P450s via photoaffinity labeling, mechanism-based inhibition (MBI) and fluorescence studies...
June 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622642/highly-sensitive-electrochemical-thrombin-aptasensor-based-on-peptide-enhanced-electrocatalysis-of-hemin-g-quadruplex-and-nanocomposite-as-nanocarrier
#12
Yongmei Wu, Lina Zou, Sheng Lei, Qian Yu, Baoxian Ye
In this work, we first conjugated a short peptide to thrombin binding aptamer (TBA) and bond hemin to the hybrid, effectively rendering hemin/G4-peptide more active over the original hemin/G4, so that a highly sensitive electrochemical thrombin (TB) aptasensor was developed based on it and PtNTs@rGO nanocomposite. It was the first report on the application of hemin/G4-peptide in electrochemical aptasensor. PtNTs@rGO with large surface area served as excellent nanocarrier for high loading of hemin/G4-peptide hybrids, resulting in the formation of hemin/G4-peptide-PtNTs@rGO bioconjugate as the secondary aptamer and further signal enhancement...
June 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618223/covalent-protein-labeling-and-improved-single-molecule-optical-properties-of-aqueous-cdse-cds-quantum-dots
#13
Sara M Wichner, Victor R Mann, Alexander S Powers, Maya A Segal, Mustafa Mir, Jigar N Bandaria, Mark A DeWitt, Xavier Darzacq, Ahmet Yildiz, Bruce E Cohen
Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) have proven to be superior probes for single-molecule imaging compared to organic or genetically encoded fluorophores, but they are limited by difficulties in protein targeting, their larger size, and on-off blinking. Here, we report compact aqueous CdSe/CdS QDs with significantly improved bioconjugation efficiency and superior single-molecule optical properties. We have synthesized covalent protein labeling ligands (i.e., SNAP tags) that are optimized for nanoparticle use, and QDs functionalized with these ligands label SNAP-tagged proteins ∼10-fold more efficiently than existing SNAP ligands...
June 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607539/synthesis-and-optical-properties-of-pentamethine-cyanine-dyes-with-carboxylic-acid-moieties
#14
Tyler L Dost, Michael T Gressel, Maged Henary
Cyanine dyes possessing carboxylic acid groups have been used in many different fields of study. The acid groups can act as handles for bioconjugation or as metal chelators. Several pentamethine cyanine dyes with propionic acid handles were synthesized and their optical properties were studied to determine their usefulness as fluorescent probes. The optical properties studies performed include the absorbance and emission maxima values as well as the calculation of quantum yield and molecular brightness levels...
2017: Analytical Chemistry Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605716/tuning-the-optical-properties-of-poly-p-phenylene-ethynylene-nanoparticles-as-bio-imaging-probes-by-side-chain-functionalization
#15
Lien D'Olieslaeger, Yasmine Braeken, Srujan Cheruku, Joeri Smits, Marcel Ameloot, Dirk Vanderzande, Wouter Maes, Anitha Ethirajan
Conjugated polymers are versatile bio-imaging probes as their optical properties can be readily fine-tuned. In this manuscript, fluorescent conjugated polymer nanoparticles are fabricated using three different poly(p-phenylene ethynylene) (PPE) derivatives. The polymers have the same backbone but carry different side chains, i.e. regular octyloxy substituents, half of the octyloxy chains azide terminated, or azide functionalized tetraethylene glycol (TEG) moieties. The azide groups are specifically chosen to allow coupling of (bio)molecules to the surface of the particles using straightforward azide-alkyne click reactions, enabling different bioconjugation and targeting strategies...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600990/dual-signal-amplification-strategy-of-au-nanopaticles-zno-nanorods-hybridized-reduced-graphene-nanosheet-and-multienzyme-functionalized-au-zno-composites-for-ultrasensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-tumor-biomarker
#16
Xian Fang, Junfeng Liu, Jing Wang, Hong Zhao, Hongxuan Ren, Zengxi Li
Herein, a dual signal amplification strategy was employed in fabricating ultrasensitive electrochemical immunosensor for alpha fetoprotein (AFP) detection, which was realized by utilizing of ZnO nanorods/Au nanopaticles hybridized reduced graphene nanosheet (Au/ZnO/RGO) and horseradish-peroxidase (HRP) bioconjugated detection antibody (Ab2) functionalized Au@ZnO (Ab2/HRP-Au@ZnO). During the fabrication of the immunosensor, a new kind of multiple-head surfactants CxN3 with different alkyl chain length played important roles such as acting as the surfactants of Au/ZnO/RGO and the reductant agents of Au@ZnO composite...
May 31, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598600/protein-free-hapten-carbon-nanotube-constructs-induce-the-secondary-immune-response
#17
Eric Ceballos-Alcantarilla, Antonio Abad-Somovilla, Consuelo Agulló, Antonio Abad-Fuentes, Josep V Mercader
Carbon nanotubes are novel technological tools with multiple applications. The interaction between such nanoparticles and living organisms is nowadays a matter of keen research by academic and private institutions. In this study, carbon nanotube constructs were investigated as delivery vehicles for immunostimulation and induction of the secondary immune response to a small organic molecule, namely, a hapten. Two types of nanoconstructs were prepared: on one hand, carbon nanotubes carrying a protein bioconjugate of a hapten covalently linked to the carbon surface, and on the other hand, covalent carbon nanotube constructs of the same model chemical compound without the carrier protein...
June 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595381/enhanced-internalization-of-macromolecular-drugs-into-mycobacteriumsmegmatis-with-the-assistance-of-silver-nanoparticles
#18
Fangfang Sun, Sangjin Oh, Jeonghyo Kim, Tatsuya Kato, Hwa-Jung Kim, Jaebeom Lee, Enoch Y Park
In this study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized by the citrate reduction process and, with the assistance of n-hydroxysuccinimide and 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide, were successfully loaded with the macromolecular drug vancomycin (VAM) to form AgNP-VAM bioconjugates. The synthesized AgNPs, VAM, and AgNP-VAM conjugate were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, zeta potential analysis, confocal microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The effect of loading VAM onto AgNPs was investigated by testing the internalization of the bioconjugate into Mycobacterium smegmatis...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592918/electrochemiluminescence-arrays-for-studies-of-metabolite-related-toxicity
#19
Kiran Bano, James F Rusling
This article reviews recent progress from our laboratory in electrochemiluminescence (ECL) arrays designed for screening toxicity-related chemistry of chemical and drug candidates. Cytochrome P450s and metabolic bioconjugation enzymes convert lipophilic chemicals in our bodies by oxidation and bioconjugation that can lead to toxic metabolites. DNA can be used as an easily measurable toxicity-related endpoint, targeting DNA oxidation and addcut formation with metabolites. ECL using guanosines in the DNA strands as co-reactants have been used in high throughput arrays utilizing DNA-enzyme films fabricated layer-by-layer...
November 2016: Electroanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591514/elastin-like-polypeptide-linkers-for-single-molecule-force-spectroscopy
#20
Wolfgang Ott, Markus A Jobst, Magnus S Bauer, Ellis Durner, Lukas F Milles, Michael A Nash, Hermann E Gaub
Single-molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) is by now well established as a standard technique in biophysics and mechanobiology. In recent years, the technique has benefitted greatly from new approaches to bioconjugation of proteins to surfaces. Indeed, optimized immobilization strategies for biomolecules and refined purification schemes are being steadily adapted and improved, which in turn has enhanced data quality. In many previously reported SMFS studies, poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) was used to anchor molecules of interest to surfaces and/or cantilever tips...
June 12, 2017: ACS Nano
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