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Marie Erard, Sophie Dupre-Crochet, Oliver Nusse
Redox biology has become a major issue in numerous areas of physiology. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have a broad range of roles from signal transduction to growth control and cell death. To understand the nature of these roles, accurate measurement of the reactive compounds is required. An increasing number of tools for ROS detection is available; however, specificity and sensitivity of these tools are often insufficient. Furthermore, their specificity has been rarely evaluated in complex physiological conditions...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Julie Baillet, Valérie Desvergnes, Aladin Hamoud, Laurent Latxague, Philippe Barthélémy
Hybrid synthetic amphiphilic biomolecules are emerging as promising supramolecular materials for biomedical and technological applications. Herein, recent progress in the field of nucleic acid based lipids is highlighted with an emphasis on their molecular design, synthesis, supramolecular properties, physicochemical behaviors, and applications in the field of health science and technology. In the first section, the design and the study of nucleolipids are in focus and then the glyconucleolipid family is discussed...
January 17, 2018: Advanced Materials
A V Svirid, P V Ershov, E O Yablokov, L A Kaluzhskiy, Yu V Mezentsev, A V Florinskaya, T A Sushko, N V Strushkevich, A A Gilep, S A Usanov, A E Medvedev, A S Ivanov
Thromboxane synthase (TBXAS1) catalyzes the isomerization reaction of prostaglandin H2 producing thromboxane A2, the autocrine and paracrine factor in many cell types. A high activity and metastability by these arachidonic acid derivatives suggests the existence of supramolecular structures that are involved in the regulation of the biosynthesis and directed translocation of thromboxane to the receptor. The objective of this study was to identify TBXAS1 protein partners from human liver tissue lysate using a complex approach based on the direct molecular fishing technique, LC-MS/MS protein identification, and protein-protein interaction validation by surface plasmon resonance (SPR)...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
Anupriya Baranwal, Ashutosh Kumar, A Priyadharshini, Gopi Suresh Oggu, Ira Bhatnagar, Ananya Srivastava, Pranjal Chandra
Biopolymers have been serving the mankind in various ways since long. Over the last few years, these polymers have found great demand in various domains which includes biomedicine, tissue engineering, biosensor fabrications etc. because of their excellent biocompatibility. In this context, chitosan has found global attention due to its environmentally benign nature, biocompatibility, biodegradability, and ease of availability. In last one decade or so, extensive research in active biomaterials, like chitosan has led to the development of novel delivery systems for drugs, genes, and biomolecules; and regenerative medicine...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Sajid Rauf, Geetesh K Mishra, Jahanzaib Azhar, Rupesh K Mishra, K Yugender Goud, Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Jean Louis Marty, Akhtar Hayat
In this work, we have developed for the first time a carboxylic group riched graphene oxide based disposable electrochemical immunosensor for cancer biomarker detection using methylene blue (MB). The developed immunosensor is highly sensitive for detection of biomarker Mucin1 (MUC1) in human serum samples. Development of this disposable electrochemical immunosensor was premeditated by applying specific monoclonal antibodies against MUC1. In this method, we explored highly conductive surface of carboxylic group (-COOH-) rich graphene oxide (GO) on screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPCE)...
January 12, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
Qingzhou Liu, Yihang Liu, Fanqi Wu, Xuan Cao, Zhen Li, Mervat Alharbi, Ahmad N Abbas, Moh R Amer, Chongwu Zhou
Nanoribbon- and nanowire-based field-effect transistor (FET) biosensors have stimulated a lot of interest. However, most FET biosensors were achieved by using bulky Ag/AgCl electrodes or metal wire gates, which have prevented the biosensors from becoming truly wearable. Here, we demonstrate highly sensitive and conformal In2O3 nanoribbon FET biosensors with a fully integrated on-chip gold side gate, which have been laminated onto various surfaces, such as artificial arms and watches, and have enabled glucose detection in various body fluids, such as sweat and saliva...
January 17, 2018: ACS Nano
Danyang Li, Amir S Sharili, John Connelly, Julien E Gautrot
The high density of polymer brushes confers to these coatings unique physico-chemical properties, in particular for the regulation of biomolecular interaction and the design of highly selective coatings for biosensors and protein patterning. Here we show that high density poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) cationic polymer brushes enable the stable uptake of high levels of oligonucleotides. This is proposed to result from the high degree of crowding and associated increase in entropic driving force for the binding of polyelectrolytes such as nucleic acid molecules...
January 16, 2018: Biomacromolecules
Alexander P Safronov, Ekaterina A Mikhnevich, Zahra Lotfollahi, Felix A Blyakhman, Tatyana F Sklyar, Aitor Larrañaga Varga, Anatoly I Medvedev, Sergio Fernández Armas, Galina V Kurlyandskaya
Magnetic biosensors are an important part of biomedical applications of magnetic materials. As the living tissue is basically a "soft matter." this study addresses the development of ferrogels (FG) with micron sized magnetic particles of magnetite and strontium hexaferrite mimicking the living tissue. The basic composition of the FG comprised the polymeric network of polyacrylamide, synthesized by free radical polymerization of monomeric acrylamide (AAm) in water solution at three levels of concentration (1...
January 16, 2018: Sensors
Haiyin Li, Jiafu Chang, Panpan Gai, Feng Li
Fluorescence biosensing strategy has drawn substantial attention due to their advantages of simplicity, convenience, sensitivity and selectivity, but unsatisfactory structure stability, low fluorescence quantum yield, high cost of labeling, and strict reaction conditions associated with current fluorescence methods severely prohibit their potential application. To address these challenges, we herein propose an ultrasensitive label-free fluorescence biosensor by integrating hemin/G-quadruplex-catalyzed oxidation reaction with aggregation induced emission (AIE) fluorogen-based system...
January 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Xiaogang Yang, Xianqing Lin, Yong Sheng Zhao, Dongpeng Yan
Micro- and nanometer-sized metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) materials have attracted great attention due to their unique properties and various potential applications in photonics, electronics, high-density storage, chemo-, and biosensors. The study of these materials supplies insight into how the crystal structure, molecular components, and micro-/nanoscale effects can influence the performance of inorganic-organic hybrid materials. In this Minireview article, we introduce recent breakthroughs in the controlled synthesis of MOF micro-/nanomaterials with specific structures and compositions, the tunable photonic and electronic properties of which would provide a novel platform for multifunctional applications...
January 16, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
Congzhou Wang, Lu Wang, Sirimuvva Tadepalli, Jeremiah J Morrissey, Evan D Kharasch, Rajesh R Naik, Srikanth Singamaneni
Most biosensors relying on antibodies as recognition elements fail in harsh environment conditions such as elevated temperatures, organic solvents or proteases because of antibody denaturation, and require strict storage conditions with defined shelf-life, thus limiting their applications in point-of-care and resource-limited settings. Here, a metal-organic framework (MOF) encapsulation is utilized to preserve the biofunctionality of antibodies conjugated to nanotransducers. This study investigates several parameters of MOF coating (including growth time, surface morphology, thickness and precursor concentrations) that determine the preservation efficacy against different protein denaturing conditions in both dry and wet environments...
January 16, 2018: ACS Sensors
Zixin Liu, Yunlei Xianyu, Wenshu Zheng, Jiangjiang Zhang, Yunjing Luo, Yiping Chen, Mingling Dong, Jing Wu, Xingyu Jiang
Current magnetic relaxation switching (MRS) sensors for detection of trace targets in complex samples still suffer from limitations in terms of relatively low sensitivity and poor stability. To meet this challenge, we develop a longitudinal relaxation time (T1)-based nanosensor by using Mn2+ released from the reduction of MnO2 nano-assembly that can induce the change of T1, thus can greatly improve the sensitivity and overcome the "hook effect" of conventional MRS. Through the specific interaction between antigen and antibody-functionalized MnO2 nano-assembly, the T1 signal of Mn2+ released from the nano-assembly is quantitatively determined by the antigen, which allows for highly sensitive and straightforward detection of targets...
January 16, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Hedieh Malekzad, Parham Sahandi Zangabad, Hamed Mirshekari, Mahdi Karimi, Michael R Hamblin
The aim of this review is to cover advances in noble metal nanoparticle (MNP)-based biosensors and to outline the principles and main functions of MNPs in different classes of biosensors according to the transduction methods employed. The important biorecognition elements are enzymes, antibodies, aptamers, DNA sequences, and whole cells. The main readouts are electrochemical (amperometric and voltametric), optical (surface plasmon resonance, colorimetric, chemiluminescence, photoelectrochemical, etc.) and piezoelectric...
June 27, 2017: Nanotechnology Reviews
Coline Jumeaux, Olov Wahlsten, Stephan Block, Eunjung Kim, Rona Chandrawati, Philip D Howes, Fredrik Höök, Molly M Stevens
Membrane fusion is a process of fundamental importance in biological systems that involves highly selective recognition mechanisms for the trafficking of molecular and ionic cargos. Mimicking natural membrane fusion mechanisms for the purpose of biosensor development holds great potential for amplified detection because relatively few highly discriminating targets lead to fusion and an accompanied engagement of a large payload of signal-generating molecules. In this work, sequence-specific DNA-mediated liposome fusion is used for the highly selective detection of microRNA...
December 7, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
Moon-Ki Choi, Hyunki Kim, Byung Ho Lee, Teayeop Kim, Junsuk Rho, Moon Ki Kim, Kyunghoon Kim
Carbon nanotube (CNT) has been considered as a prominent nano-channel in cell membranes because of their prominent ion-conductance and ion-selectivity, offering agents for biomimetic channel platform. Using a coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation, we clarify a construction mechanism of vertical CNT nano-channels in the lipid membrane for a long period, that has been difficult to observe in previous CNT-lipid interaction simulations. The result shows that both lipid coating density and length of CNT affect the suitable fabrication condition for a vertical and stable CNT-channel...
January 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
Adam Kecskemeti, Attila Gaspar
The research and applications of immobilized enzyme reactors (IMERs) have become more and more widespread due to the numerous advantages like reusability, easy handling, prolonged lifetime, easy separation from products and substrate specificity. The miniaturized form of these reactors (microchip IMERs) received outstanding attention due to their special features and advantages over the traditional, larger analytical systems. Large specific surface is essential for the efficient operation of the microreactors, thus these devices include one of the several types of porous solid supports, but in this work only the particle based microchip IMERs are reviewed...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
Shuo Li, Qiong Wu, Pinyi Ma, Yue Zhang, Daqian Song, Xinghua Wang, Ying Sun
A novel surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor based on hollow gold nanospheres (HGNPs) and an improved sandwich assay was developed to detect rabbit IgG. The electromagnetic coupling between the HGNPs and Au film, and the notable plasmonic fields spread over the inner and outer surfaces of HGNPs, led to the considerable amplification of the SPR signal. Polydopamine-Ag@Fe3O4/reduced graphene oxide (PDA-Ag@Fe3O4/rGO) was introduced to bind detection antibody (Ab2) to form the improved sandwich structure. Ag nanoparticles were excited to produce SPR and their hot electrons were doped on graphene thin films, which amplified the response of biomolecules...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
Wenli Hou, Yuan Chen, Qiujun Lu, Meiling Liu, Youyu Zhang, Shouzhuo Yao
Fluorescence nanoprobes are frequently employed to construct sensitive biosensors via turn-on and turn-off strategy. In this paper, a novel strategy for ultrasensitive detection of iodide was firstly constructed based on Ag+ regulated photoluminescence enhancement of gold nanoclusters (AuNCs) as a turn-off nanoplatform. In the presence of Ag+, the fluorescence (FL) intensity of AuNCs can be enhanced obviously. When adding iodide ions (I-) in the Ag+-AuNCs, Ag+ can be pulled down from AuNCs and results in quenching of the fluorescent effectively owing to the combination between Ag+ and I-...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
Samira Mansouri Majd, Abdollah Salimi, Foad Ghasemi
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), critical biomarkers of acute and chronic diseases, play key regulatory roles in many biological processes. As a result, robust assay platforms to enable an accurate and efficient detection of low-level miRNAs in complex biological samples are of great significance. In this work, a label-free and direct hybridization assay using molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) field-effect transistor (FET) biosensor has been developed for ultrasensitive detection of miRNA-155 as a breast cancer biomarker in human serum and cell-line samples...
January 6, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Artem Danilov, Gleb Tselikov, Fan Wu, Vasyl G Kravets, Igor Ozerov, Frederic Bedu, Alexander N Grigorenko, Andrei V Kabashin
When excited over a periodic metamaterial lattice of gold nanoparticles (~ 100nm), localized plasmon resonances (LPR) can be coupled by a diffraction wave propagating along the array plane, which leads to a drastic narrowing of plasmon resonance lineshapes (down to a few nm full-width-at-half-maximum) and the generation of singularities of phase of reflected light. These phenomena look very promising for the improvement of performance of plasmonic biosensors, but conditions of implementation of such diffractively coupled plasmonic resonances, also referred to as plasmonic surface lattice resonances (PSLR), are not always compatible with biosensing arrangement implying the placement of the nanoparticles between a glass substrate and a sample medium (air, water)...
December 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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