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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. [...]

Real-Time Label-Free Monitoring of Nanoparticle Cell Uptake

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Suutari T. 1, Silen T. 1, S.en Karaman D. 2,3, Saari H. 1, Desai D. 2, Kerkelä E. 4, Laitinen S. 4, Hanzlikova M. 1, Rosenholm J.M. 2, Yliperttula M. 1,5, Viitala T. 6
Published in: Small
The surface plasmon resonance technique in combination with whole cell sensing is used for the first time for real-time label-free monitoring of nanoparticle cell uptake. The uptake kinetics of several types of nanoparticles [...]

Incorporation of gold nanoparticles into Langmuir-Blodgett films of polyaniline and montmorillonite for enhanced detection of metallic ions

Publication year: 2016
Authors: A. De Barros a, b, C.J.L. Constantino c, J.R.R. Bortoleto d, N.C. Da Cruz d, M. Ferreira b
Published in: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 236, 2016, p. 408–417
We report on effects from incorporating gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) into Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films of emeraldine salt polyaniline (PAni-ES) and organophilic montmorillonite clay (OMt). [...]

Topography effects in AFM force mapping experiments on xylan-decorated cellulose thin films

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Ganser Ch. 1,2,3, Niegelhell K. 4, Czibula C. 1,3, Chemelli A. 5, Teichert Ch. 1,3, Schennach R. 3,6, Spirk S. 4,7
Published in: International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Technology of Woo
Xylan-coated cellulose thin films has been investigated by means of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and force mapping experiments. The birch xylan deposition on the film was performed under control [...]

Effect of PEG–PDMAEMA Block Copolymer Architecture on Polyelectrolyte Complex Formation with Heparin

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Välimäki S. 1, Khakalo A. 2, Ora A. 1, Johansson L.-S. 2, Rojas O.J. 2, Kostiainen M.A. 1
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2016, Vol. 17(9), p. 2891-900
Heparin is a naturally occurring polyelectrolyte consisting of a sulfated polysaccharide backbone. It is widely used as an anticoagulant during major surgical operations. However, the associated bleeding risks require rapid neutralization after the operation. [...]

Differential Effect of Membrane Composition on the Pore-Forming Ability of Four Different Sea Anemone Actinoporins

Publication year: 2016
Authors: García-Linares S. 1, 2, Rivera-de-Torre E. 1, Morante K. 3, Tsumoto K. 3, Caaveiro J.M.M. 3, Gavilanes J.G. 1, Slotte J.P. 2, Martínez-del-Pozo A. 1
Published in: Biochemistry, 2016, Vol. 55 (48), p. 6630–6641
Sea anemone actinoporins constitute a protein family of multigene pore-forming toxins (PFT). Equinatoxin II (EqtII), fragaceatoxin C (FraC), and sticholysins I and II (StnI and StnII, respectively), produced by three different sea anemone species, are the only actinoporins [...]

HRP-Mimicking DNAzyme-Catalyzed in Situ Generation of Polyaniline To Assist Signal Amplification for Ultrasensitive Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensing

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Haiyin Li, Jiafu Chang, Ting Hou, Feng Li
Published in: Analytical Chemistry, 2017, Vol. 89 (1), p. 673–680
It is well-known that the horseradish peroxidase- (HRP-) mimicking DNAzyme, namely, hemin/G-quadruplex, can effectively catalyze the polymerization of aniline to form DNA-guided polyaniline. [...]

Determining Number Concentrations and Diameters of Polystyrene Particles by Measuring the Effective Refractive Index of Colloids Using Surface Plasmon Resonance

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Tuoriniemi J. 1, Moreira B. 1, Safina G. 1,2
Published in: Langmuir, 2016, Vol. 32 (41), p. 10632–10640
The capabilities of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) for characterization of colloidal particles were evaluated for 100, 300, and 460 nm nominal diameter polystyrene (PS) latexes. First the accuracy of measuring [...]

Enzymes as Biodevelopers for Nano- And Micropatterned Bicomponent Biopolymer Thin Films

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Niegelhell K. 1, Süßenbacher M. 1, Jammernegg K. 1, Ganner T. 2, Schwendenwein D. 3, Schwab H. 3, Stelzer F. 1, Plank H. 2, Spirk S. 1,4
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2016, Vol. 17 (11), p. 3743–3749
The creation of nano- and micropatterned polymer films is a crucial step for innumerous applications in science and technology. However, there are several problems associated with environmental aspects concerning the polymer synthesis itself, cross-linkers to induce the patterns as well as toxic solvents [...]

Role of the Tryptophan Residues in the Specific Interaction of the Sea Anemone Stichodactyla helianthus’s Actinoporin Sticholysin II with Biological Membranes

Publication year: 2016
Authors: García-Linares S. 1, 2, Maula T. 2, Rivera-de-Torre E. 1, Gavilanes J.G. 1, Slotte J.P. 2, Martínez-del-Pozo A. 1
Published in: Biochemistry, 2016, Vol. 55 (46), p. 6406–6420
Actinoporins are pore-forming toxins from sea anemones. Upon interaction with sphingomyelin-containing bilayers, they become integral oligomeric membrane structures that form a pore. [...]

Using electrochemical surface plasmon resonance for in-situ kinetic investigations of solid electrolyte interphase formation in lithium ion battery

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Pradanawati S.A. a, Wang F.-M. a, b, Su Ch.-H. c
Published in: Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 330, 2016, p. 127–131
The solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) significantly affects the energy density and safety performance of lithium ion batteries. Previous studies have shown that conventional analyses cannot characterize the real-time [...]

Lignocellulosic Materials and their Interactions with Proteins and Surface Active Molecules

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Fritz C.
Published in: Doctoral dissertation, North Carolina State University
Lignocellulosic biomass is a highly valuable resource for the development of value-added biobased chemicals and other materials. However, the efficient utilization of this biomass regards on understanding the different interactions [...]

Phenylboronic-Acid-Based Polymeric Micelles for Mucoadhesive Anterior Segment Ocular Drug Delivery

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Prosperi-Porta G. 1, Kedzior S. 2, Muirhead B. 1, Sheardown H. 1,2
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2016, Vol. 17(4), p. 1449-57
Topical drug delivery to the front of the eye is extremely inefficient due to effective natural protection mechanisms such as precorneal tear turnover and the relative impermeability of the cornea and sclera tissues. This causes low ocular drug bioavailability, requiring large frequent doses that result in high systemic exposure and side effects.[...]

Dual-Wavelength Surface Plasmon Resonance for Determining the Size and Concentration of Sub-Populations of Extracellular Vesicles

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Rupert D.L.M. 1, Shelke G.V. 2, Emilsson G. 1, Claudio V. 1, Block S. 1, Lässer C. 2, Dahlin A. 1, Lötvall J.O. 2, Bally M. 1,3, Zhdanov V.P. 1,4, Höök F. 1
Published in: Analytical Chemistry, 2016, Vol. 88 (20), p. 9980–9988
Accurate concentration determination of subpopulations of extracellular vesicles (EVs), such as exosomes, is of importance both in the context of understanding their fundamental biological role [...]

Surface plasmon resonance for characterization of large-area atomic-layer graphene film

Publication year: 2016
Authors: H. Jussila 1,*, H. Yang 1, N. Granqvist 2, Z. Sun 1
Published in: Optica, Vol. 3, Issue 2, p. 151-158
Characterization of large-area thin films with atomic-scale resolution is challenging but in great demand for diverse applications (e.g., nanotechnology and sensing). Here, we use the Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) method to characterize both the thickness and refractive index of chemical-vapor-deposition (CVD)-grown graphene films. [...]

Raman Spectrocopy and surface plasmon resonance as photonic tools for biopharmaceutical applications

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Rojalin Tatu
Published in: Doctoral dissertation (article-based), University of Helsinki
Biophotonics is an emerging area of scientific research that uses light of photons to probe biological specimens, such as tissues, cells and molecules. The field of biophotonics is broad and considerably multidisciplinary. [...]

Controlled Immobilization Strategies to Probe Short Hyaluronan-Protein Interactions

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Burcu Baykal Minsky 1,2, Christiane H. Antoni 1,2, Heike Boehm 1,2,3
Published in: Nature Scientific Reports, 2016, Vol. 6, article n. 21608
Well-controlled grafting of small hyaluronan oligosaccharides (sHA) enables novel approaches to investigate biological processes such as angiogenesis, immune reactions and cancer metastasis. [...]

Adsorption Studies of Organophosphonic Acids on Differently Activated Gold Surfaces

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Katrin Niegelhell †, Simon Leimgruber †‡, Thomas Grießer §, Christian Brandl ∥, Boril Chernev ∥, Robert Schennach ⊥, Gregor Trimmel †, and Stefan Spirk †
Published in: Langmuir, 2016, Vol. 32 (6), p. 1550–1559
In this study, the formation of self-assembled monolayers consisting of three organophosphonic acids (vinyl-, octyl-, and tetradecylphosphonic acid) from isopropanol solutions onto differently activated gold surfaces is studied in situ and in real time using multiparameter surface plasmon resonance (MP-SPR). [...]

Influence of the sulfation degree of glycosaminoglycans on their multilayer assembly with poly-l-lysine

Publication year: 2016
Authors: Teixeira R. 1,2, Reis R.L. 1,2, Pashkuleva I. 1,2
Published in: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2016, Vol. 145, p. 567-575
We report on the build-up and the intrinsic properties of polyelectrolyte multilayer films from poly-l-lysine and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) with different sulfation degree, i.e. different charge [...]

Development of Multi-Parametric/Multimodal Spectroscopy Apparatus for Characterization of Functional Interfaces

Publication year: 2015
Authors: Zhou L. a, Arugula M.A. a, Easley C. b, Shannon C. b, Simonian A.L. a
Published in: ECS Transactions, 2015, Vol. 69 (38), p. 9-16
With increasing significance of characterization in functional interfaces, a Multi-Parametric/Multimodal Spectroscopy Apparatus was proposed here to enhance the power of interface characterization sensing techniques. [...]