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Fe(3)O(4)-Ag hybrid submicrosphere was synthesized and developed as hydrogen peroxide sensor in this study. The hybrid sphere was fabricated via a two-step route, and proved by characterizations such as TEM, SEM, EDX, and XPS. Recent studies of hydrogen peroxide sensor based on silver nanoparticles inspired us to study the electrocatalytic property of the(More)
We report a simple method for the label-free detection of double-stranded DNA using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). We prepared cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-capped silver nanoparticles and a DNA-nanoparticle complex by adding silver nanoparticles to lambda-DNA solutions. In the present study, the utilization of CTAB-capped silver(More)
The predictability, diversity and programmability of DNA make it a leading candidate for the design of functional electronic devices that use single molecules, yet its electron transport properties have not been fully elucidated. This is primarily because of a poor understanding of how the structure of DNA determines its electron transport. Here, we(More)
Microcystin-LR (MC-LR) is one of the hepatotoxins produced by cyanobacteria in the eutrophicated fresh water. In this work, the minor groove binding mode of MC-LR to plasmid DNA was explored by using UV and fluorescence spectra, and the binding characteristics of MC-LR for plasmid DNA were calculated via the fluorescence quenching of ethidium bromide (EB)(More)
Photodynamic therapy is an emerging treatment modality that is under intensive preclinical and clinical investigations for many types of disease including cancer. Despite the promise, there is a lack of a reliable drug delivery vehicle that can transport photosensitizers (PSs) to tumors in a site-specific manner. Previous efforts have been focused on(More)
Proteins have proven to be particularly attractive as effective ligands in the synthesis of nano- and subnanoscaled materials because of their multiple chelating and functional groups imparting unique functionalities. However, protein-directed fluorescent metal cluster synthesis is still a challenge but a promising area of research. Here, we report on the(More)
Flat-lying, densely packed DNA monolayers in which DNA chains are well organized have been successfully constructed on a mica surface by dropping a droplet of a DNA solution on a freshly cleaved mica surface and subsequently transferring the mica to ultrapure water for developing. The formation kinetics of such monolayers was studied by tapping mode atomic(More)
Lysozyme monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) which are hydrophilic and biocompatible and show excellent colloidal stability (at low temperature, ca. 4 degrees C), were synthesized in aqueous medium by chemical reduction of HAuCl4 with NaBH4 in the presence of a familiar small enzyme, lysozyme. UV-vis spectra, transmission electron microscopy(More)
Single molecule recognition imaging and dynamic force spectroscopy (DFS) analysis showed strong binding affinity between an aptamer and ricin, which was comparable with antibody-ricin interaction. Molecular simulation showed a ricin binding conformation with aptamers and gave different ricin conformations immobilizing on substrates that were consistent with(More)