D M Milan Krishantha

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The effect of acidic pH on the translocation of single-stranded DNA through the α-hemolysin pore is investigated. Two significantly different types of events, i.e. deep blockades and shallow blockades, are observed at low pH. The residence times of the shallow blockades are not significantly different from those of the DNA translocation events obtained at(More)
Biological protein α-hemolysin nanopore is under intense investigation as a potential platform for rapid and low-cost DNA sequencing. However, due to its narrow constriction, analysis of DNA in the α-hemolysin pore has long time been restricted to single strands. In this paper, we report that by introducing new surface functional groups into the α-hemolysin(More)
A rapid highly sensitive method to determine sample composition is reported. By monitoring the interaction between the sample of interest and a properly engineered nanopore, information regarding the identities and concentrations of the sample components could be revealed via their characteristic signatures, e.g., blockage amplitudes and event residence(More)
Molecular weights of {[3,5-(CF 3) 2Pz]Ag} 3, {[3-(C 3F 7),5-( t-Bu)Pz]Ag} 3, and {[3,5-( i-Pr) 2Pz]Ag} 3 at various solution concentrations have been investigated using vapor-pressure osmometry. Depending on the concentration, the trinuclear {[3,5-(CF 3) 2Pz]Ag} 3 either dissociates into mono- and dinuclear moieties or remains trinuclear or aggregates to(More)
The transmembrane protein α-hemolysin pore has been used to develop ultrasensitive biosensors, study biomolecular folding and unfolding, investigate covalent and noncovalent bonding interactions, and probe enzyme kinetics. Here, we report that, by addition of ionic liquid tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium chloride solution to the α-hemolysin pore, the(More)
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