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Improved glucose label-free biosensor with layer-by-layer architecture and conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)

Publication year: 2018
Authors: David M. a, b, Barsan M. M. a, Brett M.A.C. a, Florescu M. b
Published in: Sensors and Actuators B, 2018, Vol. 22, Issue 3, p. 3227-3234
Layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly has been used for the development of a new glucose label-free biosensor. Glucose oxidase (GOx) was incorporated in a multilayer film on a gold electrode, previously modified [...]

Target-triggering multiple-cycle signal amplification strategy for ultrasensitive detection of DNA based on QCM and SPR

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Song W. 1, Guo X. 1, Sun W. 2, Yin W. 1, He P. 1, Yang X. 1, Zhang X. 3
Published in: Analytical Biochemisry, 2018, p. 57-61
Detection of ultralow concentrations of nucleic acid sequences is a central challenge in the early diagnosis of genetic diseases. Herein, we developed a target-triggering cascade multiple cycle amplification for ultrasensitive DNA detection using [...]

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Platform for Clinically Relevant Oncolytic Enveloped Viruses

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Ylösmäki E. 1, Malorzo C. 1, Capasso C. 1, Honkasalo O. 1, Fusciello M. 1, Martins B. 1, Ylösmäki L. 1, Louna A. 2, Feola S. 1, Paavilainen H. 3, Peltonen K. 1, Hukkanen V. 3, Viitala T. 2, Cerullo V. 4
Published in: Moleuclar Theraphy, 2018, Vol. 9, p. 2315-2325
The approval of the first oncolytic virus for the treatment of metastatic melanoma and the compiling evidence that the use of oncolytic viruses can enhance cancer immunotherapies targeted [...]

Phase-segregated Membrane Model assessed by a combined SPR-AFM Approach

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Millone D.A.M. 1, Vázquez R.F. 1, Maté S.M. 2, Vela M.E. 3
Published in: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2018, Vol. 172, p. 423-429
Model biomembranes can provide valuable insights into the properties of complex biological membranes. Among several techniques, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) provides [...]

pH-Controlled Liposomes for Enhanced Cell Penetration in Tumor Environment

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Barattin M. 1, Mattarei A. 2, Balasso A. 1, Paradisi C. 2, Cantù L. 3, Del Favero E. 3, Viitala T. 4, Mastrotto F. 1, Caliceti P. 1, Salmaso S. 1
Published in: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, Vol. 10 (21), p. 17646–17661
An innovative pH-switchable colloidal system that can be exploited for site-selective anticancer drug delivery has been generated by liposome decoration with a new novel synthetic non-peptidic [...]

The Influence of PEG-Thiol Derivatives on Controlling Cellular and Bacterial Interactions with Gold Surfaces

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Al-Ani A., Boden A., Al Kobaisi M., Pingle H., Wang P.-Y., Kingshott P.
Published in: Applied Surface Science, 2018, Vol. 462, p. 980-990
Surface modification with hydrophilic polymers is used extensively in a range of biomedical applications in order to control the interactions with proteins, cells and bacteria. owever, the architecture of the polymer layers [...]

Molecular Details of Retinal Guanylyl Cyclase 1/GCAP-2 Interaction

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Rehkamp A. 1, Tänzler D. 1, Iacobucci C. 1, Golbik R.P. 2, Ihling C.H. 1, Sinz A. 1
Published in: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 2018, Vol. 11
The rod outer segment guanylyl cyclase 1 (ROS-GC1) is an essential component of photo-transduction in the retina. In the light-induced signal cascade, membrane-bound ROS-GC1 restores cGMP levels [...]

Cascading reaction of arginase and urease on a graphene-based FET for ultrasensitive, real-time detection of arginine

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Berninger T. a, Bliem C. a, Piccinini E. b, Azzaroni O. b, Knoll W. a
Published in: Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2018, Vol. 115, p. 104-110
Herein, a biosensor based on a reduced graphene oxide field effect transistor (rGO-FET) functionalized with the cascading enzymes arginase and urease was developed for the detection of L-arginine. Arginase [...]

In operando measurements of kinetics of solid electrolyte interphase formation in lithium-ion batteries

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Alemu T. a, Pradanawati S.A. a,b, Chang S.-C. a, Lin P.-L. a, Kuo Y.-L. c, Pham Q.-T. a, Su C.-H. d, Wang F.-M. a,e
Published in: Journal of Power Sources, 2018, Vol. 400, p. 426-433
This study applied two in operando techniques to reveal the reaction kinetics of solid electrolyte interphase formation on electrolyte and benzimidazole salt additives. The results obtained from studying interface effects reveal [...]

Affinity profiling of monoclonal antibody and antibody-drug-conjugate preparations by coupled liquid chromatography-surface plasmon resonance biosensing

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Lakayan D. 1,2, Haselberg R. 1, Gahoual R. 1,3, Somsen G.W. 1, Kool J. 4
Published in: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemisry, 2018, p. 1-12
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are highly potent biopharmaceuticals designed for targeted cancer therapies. mAbs and ADCs can undergo modifications during [...]

Angular scanning and variable wavelength surface plasmon resonance allowing free sensor surface selection for optimum material- and bio-sensing

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Lakayan D. a, b, Tuppurainen J. c, d, Albers M. c, d, van Lint M. J. e, van Iperen D. J. f, Weda J. J. A. g, Kuncova-Kallio J. c, d, Somsen G. W. a, Kool J. a
Published in: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 259, 15, 2018, p. 972–979
A variable-wavelength Kretschmann configuration surface plasmon resonance (SPR) apparatus with angle scanning is presented. The setup provides the possibility of [...]

Characterization of membrane–foulant interactions with novel combination of Raman spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance and molecular dynamics simulation

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Virtanen T. a, Parkkila P. b, Koivuniemi A. b, Lahti J. a, Viitala T. b, Kallioinen M. a, Mänttäri M. a, Bunker A. b
Published in: Separation and Purification Technology, 2018, Vol. 5, p. 263-272
Adsorptive fouling, by phenolic compounds, is a serious issue regarding the development and use of membrane based filtration technologies for water [...]

Enzyme Multilayers on Graphene-Based FETs for Biosensing Applications

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Bliem C. a, Piccinini E. b, Knoll W. a, Azzaroni O. b
Published in: Methods in Enzymology, 2018, Vol. 609, p. 23-46
Electrochemical sensors represent a powerful tool for real-time measurement of a variety of analytes of much significance to different areas, ranging from clinical diagnostics to food technology. [...]

Affinity maturation and characterization of the ofatumumab monoclonal antibody

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Payandeh Z. 1, Rajabibazl M. 2,3, Mortazavi Y. 1,4, Rahimpour A. 3, Taromchi A.H. 1,4, Dastmalchi S. 5,6
Published in: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 2018
CD20 molecule, a phosphoprotein with 297 amino acids and four transmembrane domains, is a member of MS4A protein family. Anti-CD20 antibodies such as ofatumumab, which have been developed [...]

A facile molecularly imprinted polymer-based fluorometric assay for detection of histamine

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Feng X., Ashley J., Zhou T., Halder A., Sun Y.
Published in: RSC Advances, 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 5, p. 2365
Histamine is a biogenic amine naturally present in many body cells. It is also a contaminant that is mostly found in spoiled food. The consumption of foods containing high levels [...]

Biophysical Characterization of Supported Lipid Bilayers Using Parallel Dual-Wavelength Surface Plasmon Resonance and Quartz Crystal Microbalance Measurements

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Parkkila P. 1, Elderfi M. 2, Bunker A. 1, Viitala T. 1
Published in: Langmuir, 2018, Vol. 34 (27), p. 8081-8091
Supported lipid bilayers (SLBs) have been used extensively as an effective model of biological membranes, in the context of in vitro biophysics research, and the membranes of liposomes, [...]

High-generation amphiphilic Janus-dendrimers as stabilizing agents for drug suspensions

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Selin M. 1, Nummelin S. 2, Deleu J. 1,3, Ropponen J. 4, Viitala T. 5, Lahtinen M. 6, Koivisto J. 7, Hirvonen J. 1, Peltonen L. 1, Kostinainen M.A. 2,8, Bimbo L.M. 1,9
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2018, Vol. 19 (10), p. 3983–3993
Pharmaceutical nanosuspensions are formed when drug crystals are suspended in aqueous media in the presence of stabilizers. This technology offers a convenient way to enhance [...]

Salt-Induced Control of the Grafting Density in Poly(ethylene glycol) Brush Layers by a Grafting-to Approach

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Ortiz R. 1, Olsen S. 2, Thormann E. 1
Published in: Langmuir, 2018, Vol. 34(15), p. 4455-4464
In this work, a method to obtain control of the grafting density during the formation of polymer brush layers by the grafting-to method of thiolated poly(ethylene glycol) onto gold is presented. The grafting density [...]

On the Importance of Controlling Film Architecture in Detecting Prostate Specific Antigen

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Graça J. S. a, Miyazaki C. M. a, Shimizu F. M. b, Volpati D. c, Mejía-Salazar J. R. b, Oliveira O.N. Jr. b, Ferreira M. a
Published in: Applied Surface Science, 2018, Vol. 434, p. 1175-1182
Immunosensors made with nanostructured films are promising for detecting cancer biomarkers, even at early stages of the disease, but this requires control of film architecture to preserve [...]

A DNA–nanoparticle actuator enabling optical monitoring of nanoscale movements induced by an electric field

Publication year: 2018
Authors: Tapio K. a, Shao D. a, Auer S. b, Tuppurainen J. c, Ahlskog M. a, Hytönen V.P. b, Toppari J.J. a*
Published in: Nanoscale, 2018, Vol. 10, p. 19297-19309
Merging biological and non-biological matter to fabricate nanoscale assemblies with controllable motion and function is of great interest due to its potential application, for example, in diagnostics and biosensing. [...]