Chunyang Lei

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A simple and ultrasensitive label-free electrochemical impedimetric aptasensor for thrombin based on the cascaded signal amplification was reported. The sandwich system of aptamer/thrombin/aptamer-functionalized Au nanoparticles (Apt-AuNPs) was fabricated as the sensing platform. The change of the interfacial feature of the electrode was characterized by(More)
The rapid development in nanoparticle production and application during the past decade requires an easy, rapid, and predictive screening method for nanoparticles toxicity assay. In this study, the toxicological effects and the source of toxicity of copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) are investigated based on a stress-responsive bacterial biosensor array.(More)
Protein engineering by resurfacing is an efficient approach to provide new molecular toolkits for biotechnology and bioanalytical chemistry. H39GFP is a new variant of green fluorescent protein (GFP) containing 39 histidine residues in the primary sequence that was developed by protein resurfacing. Herein, taking H39GFP as the signal reporter, a label-free(More)
Study on antioxidants' radical scavenging processes and antioxidant capabilities is important for understanding the protective role of antioxidants against oxidative damages associated with some chronic diseases and food degradation. Traditional methods to monitor the radical scavenging by antioxidant require expensive instrument and sophisticated synthesis(More)
Supercharged proteins are a new class of functional proteins with exceptional stability and potent ability to deliver bio-macromolecules into cells. As a proof-of-principle, a novel application of supercharged proteins as a versatile biosensing platform for nucleic acid detection and epigenetics analysis is presented. Taking supercharged green fluorescent(More)
Rapid and sensitive assay of thrombin and its inhibition in a high-throughput manner is of great significance in the diagnostic and pharmaceutical fields. In this article, we developed a novel biosensor for the detection of thrombin and its inhibition based on the aggregation behavior of the unmodified CdTe QDs. A cationic substrate peptide of thrombin(More)
Herein, a novel label-free fluorescent assay has been developed to detect the activity of thrombin and its inhibitor, based on a recombinant enhanced green fluorescence protein (EGFP) and Ni(2+) ions immobilized nitrilotriacetic acid-coated magnetic nanoparticles (Ni(2+)-NTA MNPs). The EGFP, containing a thrombin cleavage site and a hexahistidine sequence(More)
Protein phosphorylation catalyzed by protein kinases plays a critical role in many intracellular processes, and detecting kinase activity is important in biochemical research and drug discovery. Herein, we developed a novel fluorescent biosensor to detect protein kinase activity based on phosphorylation-mediated assembly of semisynthetic green fluorescent(More)
We report here an affinity separation-based fluorometric method for monitoring the activity and inhibition of protein kinase. In this assay, when the fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) labeled substrate peptides (S-peptide) are phosphorylated by kinase, the product peptides (P-peptide) will be adsorbed and concentrated onto the surface of Zr(4+)-immobilized(More)
Cystatin C (Cys C) is a significant cysteine protease inhibitor in human bodies, and is proposed as a fascinating novel marker of glomerular filtration rate for kidney injury detection. Almost all traditional methods for Cys C measurement are immunoassays. In this article, we report a simple, immune-independent (no need to rely on immunoassay) and(More)