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Effect of laminin, polylysine and cell medium components on the attachment of human hepatocellular carcinoma cells to cellulose nanofibrils analyzed by surface plasmon resonance

Publication year: 2021
Authors: Xue Zhang a, Tapani Viitala b,1, Riina Harjumäki a,b, Alma Kartal-Hodzic b, Juan José Valle-Delgado a, Monika Österberg a
Published in: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 584 (2021), p. 310-319
The development of in vitro cell models that mimic cell behavior in organs and tissues is an approach that may have remarkable impact on drug testing and tissue engineering applications in the future. [...]

Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated formation of protein binding polynucleotides

Publication year: 2021
Authors: J. Ashley 1,2, A.-L. Schaap-Johansen 1, M. Mohammadniaei 1, M. Naseri 1, P. Marcatili 1, M. Prado 2, Y. Sun 1
Published in: Nucleic Acids Research, 2021, Vol. 49, Issue 2, p. 1065–1074
Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) enzyme plays an integral part in the V(D)J recombination, allowing for the huge diversity n expression of immunoglobulins and T-cell receptors [...]

Combining Chemical Functionalization and FinFET Geometry for Field Effect Sensors as Accessible Technology to Optimize pH Sensing

Publication year: 2021
Authors: D.Rani 1, S.Rollo 1,2, W.Olthuis 2, S.Krishnamoorthy 1, C.P.García 1
Published in: Chemosensors 2021, Vol. 9(2), 20
Field Effect Transistors (FETs) have led the progress of applications measuring the acidity in aqueous solutions thanks to their accuracy, ease of miniaturization and capacity of multiplexing. [...]

Characterisation of a unique linker segment of the Plasmodium falciparum cytosol localised Hsp110 chaperone

Publication year: 2021
Authors: G. Chakafana a,b, P.T.Mudau a, T.Zininga a,c, A.Shonhai a
Published in: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2021, Vol.180, p. 272-285
Plasmodium falciparum expresses two essential cytosol localised chaperones; PfHsp70-1 and PfHsp70-z. PfHsp70-z (Hsp110 homologue) is thought to facilitate nucleotide exchange function of PfHsp70-1. PfHsp70-1 is a refoldase, [...]

Mutation of GGMP Repeat Segments of Plasmodium falciparum Hsp70-1 Compromises Chaperone Function and Hop Co-Chaperone Binding

Publication year: 2021
Authors: S. Makumire 1,2 , T. Harmfree Dongola 1, G. Chakafana 1,3, L. Tshikonwane 1, C. Tshikani Chauke 1, T. Maharaj 4, T. Zininga 1,4, A. Shonhai 1
Published in: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021, Vol. 22(4), p. 2226
Parasitic organisms especially those of the Apicomplexan phylum, harbour a cytosol localised canonical Hsp70 chaperone. One of the defining features of this protein is the presence of GGMP repeat residues [...]

Membrane interactions of the anuran antimicrobial peptide HSP1-NH2: Different aspects of the association to anionic and zwitterionic biomimetic systems

Publication year: 2021
Authors: I.P.Gomes a, T.L.Santos a, Souza a., L.O.Nunes a, G.A.Cardoso a,b, C.O.Matos c, L.M.F.Costa a, L.M.Lião c, J.M.Resende b, R.M.Verly a
Published in: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes, 2021, Vol. 1863 (1), p. 183449
Studies have suggested that antimicrobial peptides act by different mechanisms, such as micellisation, self-assembly of nanostructures and pore formation on the membrane surface. This work presents [...]

Adsorption and Conformation Behavior of Lysozyme on a Gold Surface Determined by QCM-D, MP-SPR, and FTIR

Publication year: 2021
Authors: Komorek P. 1, Martin E. 2, Jachimska B. 1
Published in: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021, Vol. 22(3), p.1322
The physicochemical properties of protein layers at the solid–liquid interface are essential in many biological processes. This study aimed to link the structural analysis of adsorbed lysozyme [...]

Bacterial surface, biofilm and virulence properties of Listeriamonocytogenes strains isolated from smoked salmon and fish food contact surfaces

Publication year: 2021
Authors: Sudagidan M. a, Ozalp V.C. b, Öztürk O. c, Zafer Yurt M.N, a, Yavuz O. d, Tasbasi B.B. a, Ucak S. e, Mavili Z.S., Coban A. g, Aydin A. h
Published in: Food Bioscience, 2021, Vol. 41, p.101021
Biofilm formation is one of the defense mechanisms of bacteria against disinfectants and antimicrobials. The aim of this study was to determine biofilm-forming L.monocytogenes from fish processing [...]

Design and synthesis of quinoline-pyrimidine inspired hybrids as potential plasmodial inhibitors

Publication year: 2021
Authors: Kayamba F. a. Malimabe T. b,c, Ademola I.K. d, Pooe O.J. e, Kushwaha N.D. a, Mahlalela M. a, van Zyl R.L. b,c, Gordon M. d, Mudau P.T. f, Zininga T. f,g, Shonhai A. g, Nyamori V.O. h, Karpoormath R. a
Published in: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2021, Vol. 217, p. 113330
Presently, artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the first-line therapy of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. With the emergence of malaria parasites that are resistant to ACT, alternative [...]

In-situ and real-time probing cellulase biosensor formation and its interaction with lignosulfonate in varied media

Publication year: 2021
Authors: Peipei Wang a,1, Tian Liu a,1, Yena Liu a,1, Jing Tian a, Xinyu Zhang a, Jiaqi Guo a, Yongcan Jin a, Huining Xiao b, Junlong Song a
Published in: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 329 (2021), 129114
It is a challenge to interpret the signals obtained by Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) and Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) accompanied with in the significant changes of the density and/or refractivity of media. [...]

Development of a novel biosensor for Creatine Kinase (CK-MB) using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)

Publication year: 2021
Authors: André L.Ferreira a,1, Lucas Lima b,1, Ariana S.Moraes a,1, Rafael J.G.Rubira c,1, Carlos J.L.Constantino c, Fabio L.Leite a, Adriana O.Delgado-Silva a, Marystela Ferreira a
Published in: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 554 (2021), 149565
In this paper, we report a new biosensor for detection of the cardiac biomarker Creatine Kinase (CK-MB) using Surface Plasmon Surface (SPR) technique, with the purpose of the diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI). [...]

SPRD: a surface plasmon resonance database of common factors for better experimental planning

Publication year: 2021
Authors: P.B. Tiwari 1, C. Bencheqroun 2, M. Lemus 1, T. Shaw 1, M. Kouassi-Brou 1,3, A. Alaoui 2, A. Üren 1
Published in: BMC Molecular and Cell Biology, Vol. 22, 17 (2021)
Surface plasmon resonance is a label-free biophysical technique that is widely used in investigating biomolecular interactions, including protein-protein, protein-DNA, and protein-small molecule binding. [...]

Real-time adsorption of optical brightening agents on cellulose thin films

Publication year: 2021
Authors: C. Sampl a,b, S.Eyley c, W. Thielemans c, U.Hirn a,b,1, S.Spirk a,b
Published in: Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 261 (2021), 117826
Optical brightening agents (OBAs) are commonly used in textile and paper industry to adjust product brightness and color appearence. Continuous production processes lead to short residence time of the dyes in the fiber suspension, [...]

Diffusion and Protein Corona Formation of Lipid-Based Nanoparticles in the Vitreous Humor: Profiling and Pharmacokinetic Considerations

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Tavakoli S 1., Kari O.K. 1, Turunen T. 1, Lajunen T. 1, Schmitt M. 1, Lehtinen J. 1, Tasaka F. 2, Parkkila P. 1, Ndika J. 3, Viitala T. 1, Alenius H. 3,5, Urtti, A. 1,6,7 Subriz A. *7
Published in: Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2020
The vitreous humor is the first barrier encountered by intravitreally injected nanoparticles. Lipid-based nanoparticles in the vitreous are studied by evaluating their diffusion with single-particle tracking technology and by characterizing their protein coronae with surface plasmon resonance and high-resolution proteomics. Single-particle tracking results indicate that the vitreal mobility of the formulations is dependent on their charge.[...]

Competitive upconversion-linked immunoassay using peptide mimetics for the detection of the mycotoxin zearalenone

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Riikka Peltomaa a,b,1, Zdeněk Farka a,c, Matthias J. Mickert a,2, Julian C. Brandmeier a, Matěj Pastucha c, Antonín Hlaváček d, Mónica Martínez-Orts e, Ángeles Canales e, Petr Skládal c, Elena Benito-Peña b, María C. Moreno-Bondi b, Hans H. Gorris a
Published in: Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 170, p. 112683
Due to increasing food safety standards, the analysis of mycotoxins has become essential in the food industry. In this work, we have developed a competitive upconversion-linked immunosorbent assay (ULISA) [...]

Mechanism of lysozyme adsorption onto gold surface determined by quartz crystal microbalance and surface plasmon resonance

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Komorek P., Wałek M., Jachimska B.
Published in: Bioelectrochemistry, 2020, Vol. 135, p. 107582
In this study, the physicochemical characterization of lysozyme adsorbed on gold was investigated. Through the use of MP-SPR it was possible to establish that the orientation of molecules changes from side-on to between or end-on with increasing surface coverage.[...]

Comparative Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum Hsp70-1 Relative to E. coli DnaK Reveals the Functional Specificity of the Parasite Chaperone

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Lebepe C. 1, Matambanadzo P. 1, Makhoba X. 2, Achilonu I. 3, Zininga T. 1,4, Shonhai A. 1,*
Published in: Biomolecules 2020, Vol. 10(6), p. 856
Hsp70 is a conserved molecular chaperone. How Hsp70 exhibits specialized functions across species remains to be understood. Plasmodium falciparum Hsp70-1 (PfHsp70-1) and Escherichia coli DnaK are cytosol localized molecular chaperones that are important for the survival of these two organisms. [...]

Surfactant Interactions with Protein-Coated Surfaces: Comparison between Colloidal and Macroscopically Flat Surfaces

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Mateos H. 1,*, Valentini A. 2, Lopez F. 3, Palazzo G. 4
Published in: Biomimetics 2020, Vol. 5(3), p. 31
Surface interactions with polymers or proteins are extensively studied in a range of industrial and biomedical applications to control surface modification, cleaning, or biofilm formation. In this study we compare surfactant interactions with protein-coated silica surfaces differing in the degree of curvature (macroscopically flat and colloidal nanometric spheres). The interaction with a flat surface was probed by means of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) while dynamic light scattering (DLS) was used to study the interaction with colloidal SiO2 (radius 15 nm).Surface interactions with polymers or proteins are extensively studied in a range of industrial and biomedical applications to control surface modification, cleaning, or biofilm formation. In this study we compare surfactant interactions with protein-coated silica surfaces differing in the degree of curvature (macroscopically flat and colloidal nanometric spheres). The interaction with a flat surface was probed by means of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) while dynamic light scattering (DLS) was used to study the interaction with colloidal SiO2 (radius 15 nm).[...]

It takes two to tango - The case of thebaine 6-O-demethylase

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Kachhap S. a*, Wojdyla Z. a*, Komorek P. a, Kluza A. a, Kurpiewska K. ab, Jachimska B. a,Borowski T.a
Published in: nternational Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2020, Vol. 163, p. 718-729
Thebaine 6-O-demethylase (T6ODM) is an Fe(II)/2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase catalysing two oxidative O-demethylation reactions in morphine biosynthesis. Its crystal structure revealed a large active site pocket which is at least two times larger than necessary to accommodate a substrate (thebaine or oripavine) molecule.[...]

Tunable layer-by-layer films containing hyaluronic acid and their interactions with CD44

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Amorim, Pashkuleva I. ab, Reis C. defg, Reis, Pires R. abc
Published in: Journal of Materilals Chemistry, 2020, issue 17
We report on the development of layer-by-layer (LbL) constructs whose viscoelastic properties and bioactivity can be finely tuned by using polyanions of different size and/or crosslinking. As a polyanion we used hyaluronic acid (HA) – a multi-signaling biomolecule whose bioactivity depends on its molecular weight.