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Amine-appended polyaniline as a water dispersible electroactive polyelectrolyte and its integration into functional self-assembled multilayers

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Waldemar A. Marmisollé a, Eliana Mazaa b, Sergio Moya b, Omar Azzaroni a
Published in: Electrochimica Acta, 2016, Vol. 210, p. 435–444
We present an effective and simple method for the synthesis of poly(3-aminobenzylamine) (PABA) using a chemical oxidation strategy in aqueous solution. The polymer was characterized by NMR, LDI-TOF mass spectrometry, UV-visible, XPS and ATR-FTIR spectroscopies. [...]

Assembly of citrate gold nanoparticles on hydrophilic monolayers

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Vikholm-Lundin I. a, b, Rosqvist E. c, Ihalainen P. c, Munter T. d, Honkimaa A. e, Marjomäki V. f, Albers W.M. g, Peltonen J. c
Published in: Applied Surface Science, 2016, Vol. 378, p. 519–529
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) as model surfaces were linked onto planar gold films thorough lipoic acid or disulfide groups. The molecules used were polyethylene glycol (EG-S-S), N-[tris-(hydroxymethyl)methyl]acrylamide polymers with and without lipoic acid (Lipa-pTHMMAA and pTHMMAA) and a lipoic acid triazine derivative (Lipa-MF). [...]

Immunological boosting and personalization of oncolytic virotherapies for cancer treatment

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Mari Hirvinen
Published in: Doctoral Dissertation
Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide creating a need for novel cancer treatments that are more efficient but also safer and more specific. Oncolytic viruses (OVs) have shown a solid safety profile in clinical trials. OVs are nowadays considered immunotherapies because of to their ability to stimulate the host immune system to fight against cancer. [...]

Kinetic studies of bovine serum albumin interaction with PG and TBHQ using surface plasmon resonance

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Fathi F. a,b,c, Ezzati Nazhad Dolatanbadi J. a, Rashidi M.R. a, Omidi Y. a
Published in: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2016, Vol. 91, p. 1045–1050
Propyl gallate (PG) and tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) are examples of phenolic antioxidant agents, which have widespread uses in food industry. In this study, for the first time, we report on the interaction of PG and TBHQ [...]

Noncovalent functionalization of solid-state nanopores via self-assembly of amphipols

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Pérez-Mitta G. 1, Burr L. 2, Tuninetti J.S. 1, Trautmann C. 2, Toimil-Molares M.E. 3, Azzaroni O. 4
Published in: Nanoscale, 2016, Vol. 8(3), p. 1470-8
In recent years there has been increasing interest in the development of new methods for conferring functional features to nanopore-based fluidic devices. In this work, we describe for the first time the noncovalent integration of amphoteric-amphipathic polymers, also known as "amphipols", into single conical nanopores in order to obtain signal-responsive chemical nanodevices. [...]

Multi-parametric surface plasmon resonance platform for studying liposome-serum interactions and protein corona formation

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Otto K. Kari 1, Tatu Rojalin 2, Stefano Salmaso 3, Michela Barattin 4, Hanna Jarva 5, Seppo Meri 6, Marjo Yliperttula 7, Tapani Viitala 8, Arto Urtti 9
Published in: Drug Delivery and Translational Research, p. 1-13
When nanocarriers are administered into the blood circulation, a complex biomolecular layer known as the “protein corona” associates with their surface. Although the drivers of corona formation are not known, it is widely accepted that this layer mediates biological interactions of the nanocarrier with its surroundings. [...]

Layer-by-layer assembly of functionalized reduced graphene oxide for direct electrochemistry and glucose detection

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Mascagni D.B. a, Miyazaki C.M. b, da Cruz N.C. a, de Moraes M.L. c, Riul A. Jr. d, Ferreira M. b
Published in: Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2016, Vol. 68, p. 739–745
We report an electrochemical glucose biosensor made with layer-by-layer (LbL) films of functionalized reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and glucose oxidase (GOx). The LbL assembly using positively and negatively charged rGO multilayers represents a simple approach to develop enzymatic biosensors. [...]

Control of Protein Affinity of Bioactive Nanocellulose and Passivation Using Engineered Block and Random Copolymers

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Vuoriluoto M. 1, Orelma H. 1, Zhu B. 2, Johansson L.S. 1, Rojas O.J. 1
Published in: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 2;8 (8), p: 5668-78
We passivated TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibrils (TOCNF) toward human immunoglobulin G (hIgG) by modification with block and random copolymers of poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) (PDMAEMA) and poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate) (POEGMA). [...]

Feasibility Study of the Permeability and Uptake of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles across the Blood-Brain Barrier

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Habib Baghirov 1,2,3,4, Didem Karaman 2,5, Tapani Viitala 6, Alain Duchanoy 2, Yan-Ru Lou 6, Veronika Mamaeva 1, Evgeny Pryazhnikov 7, Leonard Khiroug 7, Catharina de Lange Davies 4, Cecilia Sahlgren 1,3,8, Jessica M. Rosenholm 2,5
Published in: PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160705
Drug delivery into the brain is impeded by the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) that filters out the vast majority of drugs after systemic administration. In this work, we assessed the transport, uptake and cytotoxicity of promising drug nanocarriers, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), [...]

Cationic and anionic polyelectrolyte complexes of xylan and chitosan. Interaction with lignocellulosic surfaces

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Mocchiutti P. 1, Schnell C.N. 2, Rossi G.D. 3, Peresin M.S. 4, Zanuttini M.A. 5, Galván M.V. 6
Published in: Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 150, p.89-98
Cationic (CatPECs) and anionic (AnPECs) polyelectrolyte complexes from xylan and chitosan were formed, characterized and adsorbed onto unbleached fibers for improving the papermaking properties.They were prepared [...]

Surfaces Mimicking Glycosaminoglycans Trigger Different Response of Stem Cells via Distinct Fibronectin Adsorption and Reorganization

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Araújo A.R. 1,2, Soares da Costa D. 1,2, Amorim S. 1.2, Reis R.L. 1,2, Pires R.A. 1,2 Pashkuleva I. 1,2
Published in: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, Vol. 8 (42), p. 28428–28436
We report on the utility of a platform created by self-assembled monolayers to investigate the influence of the degree of sulfation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) on their interactions with fibronectin (Fn) and the impact [...]

Enzymatic Precipitation Enhanced Surface Plasmon Resonance Immunosensor for the Detection of Salmonella in Powdered Milk

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Farka Z. 1, Juřík T. 1, 2, Pastucha M. 1, 2, Skládal P.1, 2
Published in: Analytical Chemistry, 2016, Vol. 88 (23), p. 11830–11836
Contamination of food by pathogenic bacteria has always been a serious threat for human health. The amount of food exports and imports has been increasing in recent years which requires precise food quality control [...]

Combining Surface Plasmon Resonance and Quartz Crystal Microbalance To Determine Hydration of Dendrimer Monolayers

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Barbara Jachimska and Karolina Tokarczyk
Published in: Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Polyelectrolytes are abundant in nature and crucial due to their versatility in biological systems. The controlled assembly of polyelectrolytes has potential applications in the formation of nanostructured and microstructured materials of desired structure and functionality. [...]

Optimization of lipodisk properties by modification of the extent and density of the PEG corona

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Zetterberg M.M. 1, Ahlgren S. 1, Agmo Hernández V. 1, Parveen N. 2, Edwards K. 1
Published in: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 484 (2016), p. 86–96
Lipodisks are nanosized flat, circular, phospholipid bilayers that are edge-stabilized by polyethylene glycol-conjugated lipids (PEG-lipids). Over the last decade, lipodisks stabilized [...]

SPR Biosensing MUA/Poly-L-lysine Platform for the Detection of 2,4-Dinitrophenol as Small Molecule Model System

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Millone M.A.D. 1, Ramirez E.A. 1, Chain C.Y. 1, Crivaro A. 2, Romanin D. 2, Rumbo M. 2, Docena G. 2, Cocco M.D. 3, Pedano M.L. 3, Fainstein A. 3, Montoya J. 4, Vela M.E. 1, Salvarezza R.C. 1
Published in: Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 2016, Article ID 5432656, 9 p.
Surface Plasmon Resonance assays are being developed as alternative biodetection methods for a great number of pesticides and toxins. These substances typically have low molecular weight, [...]

Real-Time Protein and Cell Binding Measurements on Hydroxyapatite Coatings

Publication year: 2016
Authors: A. M. Vilardell 1 , N. Cinca 1 , A. Jokinen 2, N. Garcia-Giralt 3, S. Dosta 1, I. G. Cano 1 and J. M. Guilemany 1
Published in: Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 2016, Vol. 7(3), p. 23
Although a lot of in vitro and in vivo assays have been performed during the last few decades years for hydroxyapatite bioactive coatings, there is a lack of exploitation of real-time in vitro interaction measurements. In the present work, real-time interactions for a plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite coating were measured by a Multi-Parametric Surface Plasmon Resonance (MP-SPR), [...]

Adsorption of Xyloglucan onto Cellulose Surfaces of Different Morphologies: An Entropy-Driven Process

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Tobias Benselfelt 1, Emily D. Cranston 2, Sedat Ondaral 3, Erik Johansson 4, Harry Brumer 5, Mark W. Rutland 6, and Lars Wågberg 1
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2016, Vol. 17(9), p. 2801-11
The temperature-dependence of xyloglucan (XG) adsorption onto smooth cellulose model films regenerated from N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) was investigated using surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy, and it was found that the adsorbed amount increased with increasing temperature. [...]

Structural and Viscoelastic Properties of Layer-by-Layer Extracellular Matrix (ECM) Nanofilms and Their Interactions with Living Cells

Publication year: 2015
Authors: Nishiguchi A., Matsusaki M., Akashi M.
Published in: ACS Biomaterials Science Engineering, 2015, Vol. 1[9], p. 816–824
Modulation of living cell surfaces by chemical and biological engineering and the control of cellular functions has enormous potential for immunotherapy, transplantation, and drug delivery. [...]

Biomimetic collagen I and IV double layer Langmuir–Schaefer films as microenvironment for human pluripotent stem cell derived retinal pigment epithelial cells

Publication year: 2015
Authors: Sorkio AE1, Vuorimaa-Laukkanen EP2, Hakola HM2, Liang H2, Ujula TA3, Valle-Delgado JJ3, Österberg M3, Yliperttula ML4, Skottman H5
Published in: Biomaterials, Volume 1, May 2015, Pages 257-269
The environmental cues received by the cells from synthetic substrates in vitro are very different from those they receive in vivo. In this study, we applied the Langmuir–Schaefer (LS) deposition, a variant of Langmuir–Blodgett technique, to fabricate a biomimetic microenvironment mimicking the structure and organization of native Bruch's membrane for the production of the functional human embryonic stem cell derived retinal pigment epithelial (hESC-RPE) cells. [...]

Supramolecular Surface Chemistry: Substrate-Independent, Phosphate-Driven Growth of Polyamine-Based Multifunctional Thin Films

Publication year: 2015
Authors: Waldemar A. Marmisollé1, Joseba Irigoyen2, Danijela Gregurec2, Sergio Moya2 and Omar Azzaroni1*
Published in: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 25, I. 26, p. 4144–4152
The ability to engineer surfaces at the supramolecular level by controlled integration of specific chemical units through substrate-independent methodologies represents one of the new paradigms [...]