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Recognition-driven assembly of self-limiting supramolecular protein nanoparticles displaying enzymatic activity

Publication year: 2015
Authors: Piccinini E. a, Pallarola D. a, Battaglini F. b, Azzaroni O. *a
Published in: Chemical Communications, 2015, Issue 79, p. 14754-7
We report the recognition-driven assembly of self-limiting protein nanoparticles displaying enzymatic activity. Solution self-assembly of concanavalin A lectin and glycoenzyme glucose oxidase leads to [...]

Oligomerization Alters Binding Affinity Between Amyloid Beta and a Modulator of Peptide Aggregation

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Hilt S. 1, Rojalin T. 2, 3, Viitala T. 3, Koivuniemi A.3, Bunker A. 3, Wachsmann-Hogiu S. 2, 4, Kálai T. 5, Hideg K. 5, Yliperttula M. 3, 6, Voss J. C. 1
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2017, Vol. 121 (43), p. 23974–23987
The soluble oligomeric form of the amyloid beta (Aβ) peptide is the major causative agent in the molecular pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We have previously developed a pyrroline-nitroxyl fluorene compound (SLF) that blocks [...]

The effect of chemical additives on the strength, stiffness and elongation potential of paper

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Khakalo A. a, Kouko J. b, Oksanen A. b, Ketola A. b, Salminen K. b, Rojas O. a, Retulainen E. b, Sundberg A. c, Strand A. c
Published in: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, 2017, Vol. 32 No. 3, p. 324-335
The effects of wet-end additions of cationic starches and/or carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) on paper properties was determined by papermaking trials. The aim of this study was to mitigate the distinctive decrease in strength [...]

How Bound and Free Fatty Acids in Cellulose Films Impact Nonspecific Protein Adsorption

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Niegelhell K. a, Suessenbacher M. b, Sattelkow J. c, Plank H. c, Wang Y. d, Zhang K. d, Spirk S. a
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2017
The effect of fatty acids and fatty acid esters to impair nonspecific protein adsorption on cellulose thin films is investigated. Thin films are prepared by blending trimethylsilyl cellulose solutions with either cellulose stearoyl ester [...]

Interaction of industrially relevant cationic starches with cellulose

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Niegelhell K. a, b, Chemelli A. c, Hobisch J. d, Griesser T. e, Reiter H. b, f, Hirn U. a, f, Spirk S. a, b
Published in: Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 179, 2018, p. 290-296
Industrially relevant, commercially available cationic starches have been investigated towards their interaction capacity with cellulose thin films derived from trimethylsilyl cellulose (TMSC). The starches used in this study [...]

Differential Effect of Bilayer Thickness on Sticholysin Activity

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Palacios-Ortega J. 1, 2, García-Linares S. 1, 2, Rivera-de-Torre E. 1, Gavilanes J.G. 1, Martínez-del-Pozo A. 1, Slotte J.P. 2
Published in: Langmuir, 2017, Vol. 33 (41), p. 11018–11027
In this study, we examined the influence of bilayer thickness on the activity of the actinoporin toxins sticholysin I and II (StnI and StnII) at 25 °C. Bilayer thickness was varied using dimonounsaturated phosphatidylcholine (PC) analogues [...]

Label-free evaluation of carbon nanoparticles in Layer-by-Layer self-assembled enzyme-based biosensors

Publication year: 2017
Authors: David M. a, Florescu M. b, Barsan M. M. c, Brett M.A.C. c
Published in: Procedia Technology, Vo. 27, 2017, p. 304-305
The immobilization of biomolecules and the enhancement of the electron transfer are important factors regarding the performances of the enzyme-based biosensors. Layer-by-layer (LbL) strategies can be effectively used [...]

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

Publication year: 2017
Authors: David M. a, b, Barsan M. M. a, Brett M.A.C. a, Florescu M. b
Published in: Sensors and Actuators B, 2017
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 [...]

Electrochemical Proximity Assay of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor through Combined Surface Plasmon Resonance, Electrochemistry, and Fluorescence Spectroscopy Approach

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Zhou L. a, Chin B.A. a, Simonian A.L. b
Published in: ECS Translations, 2017, Vol. 77 (11), p. 1809-1814
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is a potential cancer marker, which plays an important role in early detection of cancers. Due to its trace amounts in blood sample, it is difficult to be detected. [...]

Ultrasensitive detection of nucleic acids and proteins using quartz crystal microbalance and surface plasmon resonance sensors based on target-triggering multiple signal amplification strategy

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Sun W. 1, Song W. 2, Guo X. 3, Wang Z. 1
Published in: Analytica Chimica Acta, 2017, Vol. 978, p. 42-47
In this study, quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors were combined with template enhanced hybridization processes (TEHP), rolling circle amplification (RCA) [...]

Graphene and graphene oxide for biosensing

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Kubesa O. 1, Horackova V. 2, Moravec Z. 2,3, Farka Z. 2, Skladal P. 1,2
Published in: Monatshefte für Chemie, 2017
Graphene-based nanomaterials attract large attention in electrochemistry due to their unique properties. Reliable method to modify electrodes by graphene is necessary to obtain desired improvement. In this work, [...]

Binding Kinetics and Lateral Mobility of HSV-1 on End-Grafted Sulfated Glycosaminoglycans

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Peerboom N. 1, Block S. 2, Altgärde N. 1, Wahlsten O. 1, Möller S. 3, Schnabelrauch M. 3, Trybala E. 4, Bergström T. 4, Bally M. 5
Published in: Biophysics Journal, 2017
Many viruses, including herpes simplex (HSV), are recruited to their host cells via interaction between their envelope glycoproteins and cell-surface glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). This initial attachment [...]

Effect of Molecular Architecture on Cell Interactions and Stealth Properties of PEG

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Imran Ozer †‡§, Aysel Tomak ∥, Hadi M. Zareie ∥⊥, Yusuf Baran #○, Volga Bulmus †‡
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2017
PEGylation, covalent attachment of PEG to therapeutic biomolecules, in which suboptimal pharmacokinetic profiles limiting their therapeutic utility are of concern, is a widely applied technology. However, this technology [...]

Characterization of Covalently Bound Anti-Human Immunoglobulins on Self-Assembled Monolayer Modified Gold Electrodes

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Holzer B. 1, Manoli K. 1, Ditaranto N. 1,2, Macchia E. 1, Tiwari A. 1, Di Franco C. 3, Scamarcio G. 3,4, Palazzo G. 1,2, Torsi L. 1,2
Published in: Advanced Biosystems, 2017
Bioconjugated gold surfaces constitute interesting platforms for biosensing applications. The immobilization of antibodies such as anti-immunoglobulin G and M (anti-IgG and anti-IgM) [...]

Interaction of Solid Lipid Nanoparticles and Specific Proteins of the Corona Studied by Surface Plasmon Resonance

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Mauricio E. Di Ianni 1, Germán A. Islan 2, Cecilia Y. Chain 3, Guillermo R. Castro 2, Alan Talevi 1, María E. Vela 3
Published in: Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 2017, 11 pages
The applications of pharmaceutical and medical nanosystems are among the most intensively investigated fields in nanotechnology. A relevant point to be considered in the design and development [...]

Development of a surface plasmon resonance sensor for coupling to capillary electrophoresis allowing affinity assessment of protein mixture components

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Domínguez-Vega E. a, Haselberg R. a, van Iperen D. b, Kool J. a, Somsen G.W. a, de Jong G.J. c
Published in: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2017, Vol. 254, p. 1040-1047
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) currently is the major platform to study protein–protein interactions, but it lacks the selectivity o distinguish between binding components within one sample. [...]

Surface plasmon resonance and molecular docking studies of bovine serum albumin interaction with neomycin: kinetic and thermodynamic analysis

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Sharifi M. 1, Dolatabadi J.E.N. 2, Fathi F. 2,3, Zakariazadeh M. 4, Barzegar A. 4, Rashidi M. 2, Tajalli H. 1, Rashidi M.-R. 2
Published in: BioImpacts, 2017, Vol. 7(2), p. 91–97
Introduction: The interactions between biomacromolecules such as serum albumin (SA) and various drugs have attracted increasing research attention in recent years. [...]

Glycotriazole-peptides derived from the peptide HSP1: synergistic effect of triazole and saccharide rings on the antifungal activity

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Junior E.F.C. 1, Guimarães C.F.R.C. 2, Franco L.L. 3, Alves R.J. 3, Kato K.C. 4, Martins H.R. 4, de Souza Filho J.D. 2, Bemquerer M.P. 5, Munhoz V.H.O. 6, Resende J.M. 2, Verly R.M. 7
Published in: Amino Acids, 2017, Vol. 49(8), p. 1389-1400
This work proposes a strategy that uses solid-phase peptide synthesis associated with copper(I)-catalyzed azide alkyne cycloaddition reaction to promote the glycosylation of an antimicrobial peptide (HSP1) [...]

Immuno-biosensor for Detection of CD20-Positive Cells Using Surface Plasmon Resonance

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Shanehbandi D. 1,2, Majidi J. 1, Kazemi T. 1,2, Baradaran B. 1, Aghebati-Maleki L. 1,2, Fathi F. 2,3, Ezzati Nazhad Dolatabadi J. 3
Published in: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 2017, Vol. 7 (2), p.188-194
Purpose: Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensing confers a real-time assessment of molecular interactions between biomolecules and their ligands. This approach is highly sensitive [...]

Effect of Ionic Strength and Surface Charge Density on the Kinetics of Cellulose Nanocrystal Thin Film Swelling

Publication year: 2017
Authors: Michael S. Reid † , Stephanie A. Kedzior †, Marco Villalobos ‡, Emily D. Cranston*†
Published in: Langmuir, 2017, Vol. 33 (30), p. 7403–7411
This work explores cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) thin films (<50 nm) and particle–particle interactions by investigating film swelling in aqueous solutions with varying ionic strength [...]