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Interactions and Dissociation Constants of Galactomannan Rendered Cellulose Films with Concavalin A by SPR Spectroscopy

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Vilaró P. 1,†, Sampl C. 2,†,Teichert G. 2, Schlemmer W. 2, Hobisch M. 2, Weissl M. 2, Panizzolo L. 3, Ferreira F. 1, Spirk S. 2,*
Published in: Polymers, 2020, Vol. 12(12), p.3040
Interactions of biomolecules at interfaces are important for a variety of physiological processes. Among these, interactions of lectins with monosaccharides have been investigated extensively [...]

Enhancing the Sensitivity of Biotinylated Surfaces by Tailoring the Design of the Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayer Synthesis

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Blasi D. ‡†, Sarcina L. ‡§, Tricase A. ‡§, Stefanachi A. ‖, Leonetti F.*‖, Alberga D. $, Mangiatordi* Ͱ, Manoli K. †§, Scamarcio G. ◊∫, Picca R.A. *†§, Torsi L. †§#
Published in: ACS Omega 2020, Vol. 5, 27, p. 16762–16771
Thiolated self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) are typically used to anchor on a gold surface biomolecules serving as recognition elements for biosensor applications. Here, the design and synthesis of N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-3-mercaptopropanamide (NMPA) in biotinylated mixed SAMs is proposed as an alternative strategy with respect to on-site multistep functionalization of SAMs prepared from solutions of commercially available thiols.[...]

CVD-grown Graphene-on-Au characterization and sensing using Kretschmann-based SPR

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Jamil N.A.1, Mei G.S.1, Zain A.R. 1,2, Hewak D. 3, Huang C-C. 3, Mohamed M.A. 1, Majlis B.Y. 1, Menon P.S.1,*
Published in: Electron Devices Technology and Manufacturing Conference (EDTM), IEEE
A Kretschmann-based surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensing method was used to determine the refractive index and thickness of graphene thin films. The measured complex refractive index (n,k) values of graphene on Au at 670 nm and 785 nm wavelength are 2.85, 0.74 and 3.1, 1.19 respectively. In further analysis, the analysis of sensing performance of graphene on Au SPR sensor for ethanol detection was obtained using Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method.[...]

Generic High-Capacity Electrochemical Capture and Release of Proteins by Polyelectrolyte Brushes

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Ferrand-Drake del Castillo G., Adali Z., L. N. Hailes R., Xiong K., Dahlin A.*
Published in: Preprint in Chem RXIV, 2020
We present a polyelectrolyte brush electrode with high-capacity for protein immobilization that captures and releases proteins by an electrochemical potential. Central to our concept is the use of polyelectrolyte brushes that switch reversibly by electrochemistry.[...]

Nickel (II) phthalocyanine-tetrasulfonic-Au nanoparticles nanocomposite film for tartrazine electrochemical sensing

Publication year: 2020
Authors: de Lima L. 1, Maciel C. 2, Ferreira A. 1, de Almeida J. 2, Ferreira M. 1*
Published in: Materials Letters, 2020 Vol. 262, p. 127186
In this work, we report the analytical detection of tartrazine through differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) using gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and Nickel(II)-phthalocyanine-tetrasulfonic (NiTsPc). The Layer-by-Layer (LbL) film was constructed following the Au-(AuNPs-PAH/NiTsPc)5 architecture.[...]

PEDOT-polyamine composite films for bioelectrochemical platforms -flexible and easy to derivatize

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Sappia L. +a, Piccinini E. +a, von Binderling C. a, Knoll W. bcd, Marmisollé W. *a, Azzorini O. *acd
Published in: Material Sciece and Engineering: C, 2020, Vol. 109, p.110575
We report a straightforward route for the preparation of flexible, electrochemically stable and easily functionalizable poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) composite films deposited on PET foils as biosensing platforms. For this purpose, poly(allylamine) hydrochloride (PAH) was blended with PEDOT to provide amine-bearing sites for further biofunctionalization as well as to improve the mechanical properties of the films.[...]

Evaluation of the interaction of levothyroxine with bovine serum albumin using spectroscopic and molecular docking studies

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Sandu N. a, Chilom F.C. a, David M. b, Florescu M. b
Published in: Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) acts as a carrier for many endogenous and exogenous compounds, such as thyroid hormones or corresponding drugs. Binding of the hydrophilic levothyroxine drug (LT4) to BSA is of significant [...]

Matter‐tag: A universal immobilization platform for enzymes on polymers, metals, and silicon‐based materials

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Dedisch S. 12, Wiens A. 2, Davari M.D. 2, Söder D. 1, Rodriguez‐Emmenegger C. 13, Jakob F. 12, Schwaneberg U.*12
Published in: Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2020, Vol. 117, Issue1, p. 49-61
Enzyme immobilization is extensively studied to improve enzyme properties in catalysis and analytical applications. Here, we introduce a simple and versatile enzyme immobilization platform based on adhesion‐promoting peptides, namely Matter‐tags. Matter‐tags immobilize enzymes in an oriented way as a dense monolayer.[...]

Layer-by-Layer nanostructured films of magnetite nanoparticles and polypyrrole towards synergistic effect on methylparaben electrochemical detection

Publication year: 2020
Authors: de Lima L., Daikuzono C., Miyazaki C., Pereira E., Ferreira M.*
Published in: Applied Surface Science 2020, Vol. 505, p. 144278
The sustained use of cosmetics, hygiene products and medicines containing methylparaben (MeP) can be related to cases of cancer in women and children, which is why it is important to develop simple ways to monitor this compound. Gold electrodes were modified with Layer-by-Layer (LbL) films of magnetite nanoparticles (MNP) and polypyrrole (Ppy) for electrochemical determination of MeP.[...]

Surface Preconditioning Influences the Antifouling Capabilities of Zwitterionic and Nonionic Polymer Brushes

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Víšová I. 1, Vrabcová M. 1, Forinová M. 1, Zhigunová Y. 1, Mironov V. 1, Houska . 1, Bittrich E. 2, Eichhorn K. 2, Hashim H. 3,4, Schovánek P. 1,5, Dejneka A. 1, Vaisocherová - Lísalová H. 1
Published in: Langmuir, 2020, Vol. 36, 29, 8485–8493
Polymer brushes not only represent emerging surface platforms for numerous bioanalytical and biological applications but also create advanced surface-tethered systems to mimic real-life biological processes. In particular, zwitterionic and nonionic polymer brushes have been intensively studied because of their extraordinary resistance to nonspecific adsorption of biomolecules (antifouling characteristics) as well as the ability to be functionalized with bioactive molecules.[...]

In situ analysis of liposome hard and soft protein corona structure and composition in a single label-free workflow

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Kari O. *ab, Ndika J. c, Parkkila P. b, Louna A. a, Lajunen T. ǂa, Puustinen A. d, Viitala T. *§b, Alenius H. ce, Urtti A. af
Published in: Nanoscale, 2020, Vol. 12, p. 1728
Methodological constraints have limited our ability to study protein corona formation, slowing nanomedicine development and their successful translation into the clinic. We determined hard and soft corona structural properties along with the corresponding proteomic compositions on liposomes in a label-free workflow: surface plasmon resonance and a custom biosensor for in situ structure determination on liposomes and corona separation, and proteomics using sensitive nanoliquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry with open-source bioinformatics platforms.[...]

An investigation of the synergistic effect between magnetite nanoparticles and polypyrrole in nanostructured layer‐by‐layer films

Publication year: 2020
Authors: de Lima L. 1,2, Maciel C. 3, Ferreira A. 1, Rubira R. 4, Constantino C. 4, Ferreira M. *1 1M.
Published in: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2020
In this paper, we report the controlled fabrication of layer‐by‐layer (LbL) films deposited on gold substrates with three different supramolecular architectures using polypyrrole (Ppy) and magnetite nanoparticles (Fe3O4‐np), besides conventional poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) e poly(vinyl sulfonic acid) (PVS) polyelectrolytes, demonstrating the synergistic effect between Ppy and Fe3O4‐np such as a result of their interaction.[...]

Modulation of Living Cell Behavior with Ultra‐Low Fouling Polymer Brush Interfaces

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Víšová I., Smolková B., Uzhytchak M., Vrabcová M., Zhigunova Y., Houska M. ,Surman F., de los Santos Pereira A.,Lunov O., Dejneka A., Vaisocherová‐Lísalová H.
Published in: Macromolecular Bioscience, 2020, Vol. 20, 3, p. 1900351
Ultra‐low fouling and functionalizable coatings represent emerging surface platforms for various analytical and biomedical applications such as those involving examination of cellular interactions in their native environments. Ultra‐low fouling surface platforms as advanced interfaces enabling modulation of behavior of living cells via tuning surface physicochemical properties are presented and studied.[...]

Delineating the Molecular Basis of the Calmodulin–bMunc13-2 Interaction by Cross-Linking/Mass Spectrometry—Evidence for a Novel CaM Binding Motif in bMunc13-2

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Piotrowski C. 1, Moretti R. 2, Ihling C. 1,Haedicke A. 3†, Liepold T. 4, Lipstein N. 5, Meiler J. 2, Jahn O. 4,*, Sinz A. 1,*
Published in: Cells, 2020, Vol.9 (1) , p.136
Exploring the interactions between the Ca2+ binding protein calmodulin (CaM) and its target proteins remains a challenging task. Members of the Munc13 protein family play an essential role in short-term synaptic plasticity, modulated via the interaction with CaM at the presynaptic compartment. [...]

Ultra-low HIV-1 p24 detection limits with a bioelectronic sensor

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Macchia E. 12, Sarcina L. 1, Picca R.A. 1, Manoli K. 1, Di Franco C. 1, Scamarcio G. 34 Torsi L. 125
Published in: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2020, Vol. 412, p. 811–818
Early diagnosis of the infection caused by human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) is vital to achieve efficient therapeutic treatment and limit the disease spreading when the viremia is at its highest level. To this end, a point-of-care HIV-1 detection carried out with label-free, low-cost, and ultra-sensitive screening technologies would be of great relevance.[...]

Gamma estimator of Jarzynski equality for recovering binding energies from noisy dynamic data sets

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Zhifeng Kuang 1, Kristi M.Singh 1, Daniel J.Oliver 2, Patrick B.Dennis 1, Carole C.Perry 2, Rajesh R.Naik 1
Published in: Nature Communications, Vol. 11, Article number: 5517 (2020)
A fundamental problem in thermodynamics is the recovery of macroscopic equilibrated interaction energies from experimentally measured single-molecular interactions. The Jarzynski equality forms [...]

Single-vesicle imaging reveals lipid-selective and stepwise membrane disruption by monomeric α-synuclein

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Hannestad J. a, Rocha S. b, Agnarsson B. a, Zhdanov V. ac, Wittung-Stafshede P. *b, Höök F. *a
Published in: Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences PNAS, 2020, Vol. 117, 25, p.14178-14186
The interaction of the neuronal protein α-synuclein with lipid membranes appears crucial in the context of Parkinson’s disease, but the underlying mechanistic details, including the roles of different lipids in pathogenic protein aggregation and membrane disruption, remain elusive. Here, we used single-vesicle resolution fluorescence and label-free scattering microscopy to investigate the interaction kinetics of monomeric α-synuclein with surface-tethered vesicles composed of different negatively charged lipids.[...]

Assessment of Gold Bio-Functionalization for Wide-Interface Biosensing Platforms

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Sarcina L. 1,Torsi L. 123, Picca R.A. 12, Manoli K. 12*, Macchia E. 3
Published in: Sensors, 2020, Vol. 20, p. 3678
The continuous improvement of the technical potential of bioelectronic devices for biosensing applications will provide clinicians with a reliable tool for biomarker quantification down to the single molecule. Eventually, physicians will be able to identify the very moment at which the illness state begins, with a terrific impact on the quality of life along with a reduction of health care expenses.[...]

Chitosan-Based Nanocomposites for Glyphosate Detection Using Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor

Publication year: 2020
Authors: M.Huy Do 1,2, B.Dubreil 1, J.Peydecastaing 1, G.Vaca-Medina 1,3, T.-T.Nhu-Trang 4, N.Jaffrezic-Renault 5, P.Behra 1,2
Published in: Sensors 2020, Vol. 20(20), 5942
This article describes an optical method based on the association of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) with chitosan (CS) film and its nanocomposites, including zinc oxide (ZnO) or graphene oxide (GO) [...]

Structures and Antifouling Properties of Self-Assembled Zwitterionic Peptide Monolayers: Effects of Peptide Charge Distributions and Divalent Cations

Publication year: 2020
Authors: Chuanxi Li 1,2,3, Chunjiang Liu 1, Minglun Li 2, Xin Xu 2, Shuzhou Li 2, Wei Qi 1,3, Rongxin Su 1,3, Jing Yu 2
Published in: Biomacromolecules, 2020, Vol. 21 (6), p. 2087–2095
Zwitterionic peptides are great candidates as antifouling coating materials in many biomedical applications. We investigated the structure and antifouling properties f surface-tethered zwitterionic peptide monolayers [...]