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Peng Zhang, Fang Sun, Hsiang-Chieh Hung, Priyesh Jain, Kasey Joanne Leger, Shaoyi Jiang
Pre-existing and induced anti-poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) antibodies (abs) have been shown to be related with limitation of therapeutic efficacy and reduction in tolerance of several therapeutic agents. However, the current methods to detect anti-PEG abs are tedious and usually lack of quantification. A facile, rapid, sensitive and reliable technique to detect anti-PEG abs is highly desired in both research and clinic settings. In this work, we have presented a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor technique for the detection of anti-PEG abs and compared three PEG surface chemistries...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
Rong Zhou, Franco Basile
A method based on plasmon surface resonance absorption and heating was developed to perform a rapid on-surface protein thermal decomposition and digestion suitable for imaging MS and/or profiling. This photo-thermal process or plasmonic thermal decomposition/digestion (plasmonic-TDD) method incorporates a continuous wave (CW) laser excitation and gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs) to induce known thermal decomposition reactions that cleave peptides and proteins specifically at the C-terminus of aspartic acid and at the N-terminus of cysteine...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
Lijun Meng, Renwen Yu, Min Qiu, F Javier Garcia de Abajo
Metallodielectric multishell nanoparticles are capable of hosting collective plasmon oscillations distributed among different metallic layers, which result in large near-field enhancement at specific regions of the structure, where light absorption is maximized. We exploit this capability of multishell nanoparticles, combined with thermal boundary resistances and spatial tailoring of the optical near fields, to design plasmonic nano-ovens capable of achieving high temperatures at the core region using moderate illumination intensities...
July 20, 2017: ACS Nano
Kel-Meng See, Fan-Cheng Lin, Jer-Shing Huang
We present a two-dimensional plasmonic Doppler grating (PDG) for broadband and azimuthal angle-resolved nanophotonic applications. The PDG consists of a set of non-concentric circular rings mimicking the wavefronts of a moving point source that exhibits the Doppler effect and thereby offers a continuous azimuthal angle-dependent lattice momentum for photon-plasmon coupling. The center and span of the working frequency window are fully designable for optimal performance in specific applications. We detail the design, fabrication and optical characterization of the PDG...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
Ilaria Genovese, Annarita Fiorillo, Andrea Ilari, Silvia Masciarelli, Francesco Fazi, Gianni Colotti
Sorcin is a calcium binding protein that plays an important role in multidrug resistance (MDR) in tumors, since its expression confers resistance to doxorubicin and to other chemotherapeutic drugs. In this study, we show that Sorcin is able to bind doxorubicin, vincristine, paclitaxel and cisplatin directly and with high affinity. The high affinity binding of doxorubicin to sorcin has been demonstrated with different techniques, that is, surface plasmon resonance, fluorescence titration and X-ray diffraction...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
Biswajit Choudhury, Pravat Kumar Giri, Rajender Gone
This work spotlights the development of a plasmonic photocatalyst showing surface plasmon induced enhanced visible light photocatalytic performance. Plasmonic Au nanoparticles (NPs) are decorated over the hybrid nanosystem of graphitic carbon nitride (GCN) and graphene quantum dots (GQD) by citrate reduction method. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) induced enhancement of Raman G and 2D band intensity is encountered on excitation of the Plasmonic hybrid at 514.5 nm, which is near to the 532 nm absorption band of Au nanoparticles...
July 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
Te-Wei Chang, Xinhao Wang, Amirreza Mahigir, Georgios Veronis, Gang Logan Liu, Manas Ranjan Gartia
Many single-molecule (SM) label-free techniques such as scanning probe microscopies (SPM) and magnetic force spectroscopies (MFS) provide high resolution surface topography information, but lack chemical information. Typical surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) systems provide chemical information on the analytes, but lack spatial resolution. In addition, a challenge in SERS sensors is to bring analytes into the so-called "hot spots" (locations where the enhancement of electromagnetic field amplitude is larger than 10(3))...
July 20, 2017: ACS Sensors
Soon Hyoung Hwang, Sohee Jeon, Myung Ju Kim, Dae-Geun Choi, Jun-Hyuk Choi, Joo-Yun Jung, Kwang-Seop Kim, Jihye Lee, Jun Ho Jeong, Jae Ryoun Youn
Many high-resolution patterning techniques have been developed to realize nano- and microscale applications of electric devices, sensors, and transistors. However, conventional patterning methods based on photo or e-beam lithography are not employed to fabricate optical elements of high aspect ratio and a sub-100 nm scale due to the limit of resolution, high costs and low throughput. In this study, covalent bonding-assisted nanotransfer lithography (CBNL) was proposed to fabricate various structures of high resolution and high aspect ratio at low cost by a robust and fast chemical reaction...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
Ramachandram Badugu, Jieying Mao, Steve Blair, Douguo Zhang, Emiliano Descrovi, Angelo Angelini, Yiping Huo, Joseph R Lakowicz
The interaction of fluorophores with nearby metallic structures is now an active area of research. Dielectric photonic structures offer some advantages over plasmonic structures, namely small energy losses and less quenching. We describe a dielectric one-dimensional photonic crystal (1DPC), which supports Bloch surface waves (BSWs) from 280 to 440 nm. This BSW structure is a quartz slide coated with alternating layers of SiO2 and Si3N4. We show that this structure displays BSWs and that the near-UV fluorophore, 2-aminopurine (2-AP), on the top surface of the structure couples with the BSWs...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
Ichiro Tanabe, Yoshito Y Tanaka, Koji Watari, Taras Hanulia, Takeyoshi Goto, Wataru Inami, Yoshimasa Kawata, Yukihiro Ozaki
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors detect refractive index changes on metal thin films and are frequently used in aqueous solutions as bio- and chemical-sensors. Recently, we proposed new SPR sensors using aluminum (Al) thin films that work in the far- and deep-ultraviolet (FUV-DUV, 120-300 nm) regions and investigated SPR properties by an attenuated total reflectance (ATR) based spectrometer. The FUV-DUV-SPR sensors are expected to have three advantages compared to visible-SPR sensors: higher sensitivity, material selectivity, and surface specificity...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
Sethu M Madhavan, John F O'Toole, Martha Konieczkowski, Laura Barisoni, David B Thomas, Santhi Ganesan, Leslie A Bruggeman, Matthias Buck, John R Sedor
APOL1 variants in African populations mediate resistance to trypanosomal infection but increase risk for kidney diseases through unknown mechanisms. APOL1 is expressed in glomerular podocytes and does not vary with underlying kidney disease diagnoses or APOL1 genotypes, suggesting that the kidney disease-associated variants dysregulate its function rather than its localization or abundance. Structural homology searches identified vesicle-associated membrane protein 8 (VAMP8) as an APOL1 protein interactor. VAMP8 colocalizes with APOL1 in the podocyte, and the APOL1:VAMP8 interaction was confirmed biochemically and with surface plasmon resonance...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
Chao Liu, Zheng Wang, Erwen Li, Zexi Liang, Swapnajit Chakravarty, Xiaochuan Xu, Alan X Wang, Ray T Chen, Donglei Fan
To detect biochemicals with ultrahigh sensitivity, efficiency, reproducibility, and specificity has been the holy grail in the development of nanosensors. In this work, we report an innovative type of photonic-plasmonic hybrid Raman nanosensor integrated with electrokinetic manipulation by rational design, which offers dual mechanisms that enhance the sensitivity for molecule detection directly in solution. For the first time, we integrate large arrays of synthesized plasmonic nanocapsules with densely surface distributed silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) on lithographically patterned photonic crystal slabs via electric-field assembling...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
Srijit Nair, Carlos Escobedo, Ribal Georges Sabat
We present an original, low-cost nanoplasmonic (bio)sensor based on crossed surface relief gratings (CSRGs) generated from orthogonally superimposed surface relief gratings (SRGs) on gold-coated azo-glass substrate. This surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-based sensing approach is unique, since the light transmitted through a CSRG is zero except in the narrow bandwidth where the SPR conversion occurs, enabling quantitative monitoring of only the plasmonic signal from biomolecular interactions in real time. We validated the individual SRG plasmonic signature of CSRGs by observing their respective SPR excitation peaks, and tested them to detect both bulk and near-surface refractive index (RI) changes...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
Hao Cui, Shuoyu Li, Shaozhi Deng, Huanjun Chen, Chengxin Wang
We demonstrated a flexible transparent and free-standing Si nanowire paper (SiNWP) as a surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) platform for in situ chemical sensing on warping surfaces with high sensitivity. The SERS activity has originated from the three-dimension interconnected nanowire network structure and electromagnetic coupling between closely separated nanowires in the SiNWP. In addition, the SERS activity can be highly improved by functionalizing the SiNWP with plasmonic Au nanoparticles. The hybrid substrate not only showed excellent reproducibility and stability of the SERS signal, but also maintained the flexibility and transparency of the pristine SiNWP...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
Limin Guo, Zhao Li, Kyle Marcus, Steven Navarro, Kun Liang, Le Zhou, Prabhu Doss Mani, Stephen J Florczyk, Kevin R Coffey, Nina Orlovskaya, Yong-Ho Sohn, Yang Yang
Periodically patterned Au nanorods in TiO2 nanocavities (Au NRs@TiO2) were fabricated via magnetron sputtering followed by a thermal dewetting process. This innovative Au NRs@TiO2 heterostructure was used as a plasmonic sensing platform for photoelectrochemical detection of glucose and lactose. This Au NRs@TiO2 patterned heterostructure possesses superior sensing properties to other Au nanoparticle-based sensors because (i) localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) generated at Au/TiO2 interfaces enhanced sensitivity of glucose (lactose) amperometric detection; (ii) periodic Au nanocrystals in TiO2 nanocavities accelerated charge separation and transfer rate, especially under monochromatic blue light irradiation; (iii) discrete planar architectures comprising Au NRs immobilized on TiO2 substrates significantly improved stability and reusability of the sensors...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
Chih-Tsung Yang, Mohammad Pourhassan-Moghaddam, Lin Wu, Ping Bai, Benjamin Thierry
The development of simple yet ultrasensitive biosensing approaches for the detection of cancer prognostic microRNA is an important step toward their successful clinical implementation. We demonstrate the relevance for the detection of circulating miRNA of a novel signal amplification scheme based on surface plasmon resonance enhanced light scattering (SP-LS). In addition to experimental optimization carried out using gold nanoparticle (AuNP) tags conjugated with a monoclonal antibody with high affinity for RNA*DNA hybrid duplexes, simulation modeling was conducted to obtain insights about SP-LS biosensing...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
Peng Chen, Nhung Thi Tran, Xinglin Wen, Qihua Xiong, Bo Liedberg
The shift of the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectrum is widely used in bio- and chemical sensing. Traditionally, the shift is monitored at the peak maximum of the extinction spectrum. We demonstrate that the inflection point at the long wavelength side of the peak maximum shows better refractive index sensitivity than the peak maximum. A consistent improvement in bulk refractive index sensitivity of 18-55% is observed for six different nanoparticles such as spherical particles of different sizes, nanostar and nanorods with different aspect ratios...
February 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
Meng Li, Lei Shi, Tao Xie, Chao Jing, Guangli Xiu, Yi-Tao Long
Glucose is the most common but important aldehyde, and it is necessary to create biosensors with high sensitivity and anti-interference to detect it. Under the existence of silver ions and aldehyde compounds, single gold nanoparticles and freshly formed silver atoms could respectively act as core and shell, which finally form a core-shell structure. By observing the reaction between glucose and Tollens' reagent, metallic silver was found to be reduced on the surface of gold nanoparticles and formed Au@Ag nanoparticles that lead to a direct wavelength shift...
February 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
Lu Chen, Linlin Lu, Sufan Wang, Yunsheng Xia
In this study, we present a valence states modulation strategy for picomole level assay of Hg(2+) using directional self-assembly of gold nanorods (AuNRs) as signal readout. Hg(2+) ions are first controllably reduced to Hg(+) ions by appropriate ascorbic acid, and the reduced Hg(+) ions react with the tips of the preadded AuNRs and form gold amalgam. Such Hg(+) decorated AuNRs then end-to-end self-assemble into one-dimensional architectures by the bridging effects of lysine based on the high affinity of NH2-Hg(+) interactions...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
Paul A DeSario, Jeremy J Pietron, Adam Dunkelberger, Todd H Brintlinger, Olga Baturina, Rhonda M Stroud, Jeffrey C Owrutsky, Debra R Rolison
We use plasmonic Au-TiO2 aerogels as a platform in which to marry synthetically thickened particle-particle junctions in TiO2 aerogel networks and Au||TiO2 interfaces and then investigate their cooperative influence on photocatalytic hydrogen (H2) generation under both broadband (i.e., UV + visible light) and visible-only excitation. In doing so, we elucidate the dual functions that incorporated Au can play as a water reduction/H2 generation co-catalyst and as a plasmonic sensitizer. We also introduce non-plasmonic Pt co-catalyst nanoparticles into our composite aerogels in order to leverage the catalytic water-reducing abilities of Pt...
July 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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