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We report the nanomechanical microcantilevers operated in vibration modes (oscillation) with use of RNA aptamers as receptor molecules for label-free detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) helicase. The nanomechanical detection principle is that the ligand-receptor binding on the microcantilever surface induces the dynamic response change of microcantilevers.(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) herniorrhaphy has been recognized as a treatment option for inguinal hernia. The objective of this study was to clarify the learning curve for laparoscopic TEP herniorrhaphy using the moving average method. METHODS A total of 90 patients underwent laparoscopic TEP herniorrhaphy by a single surgeon between(More)
We report an electro-mechanical biosensor for electrical detection of proteins with disease markers using self-sensing piezoresistive micro-cantilevers. Electrical detection, via surface stress changes, of antigen-antibody (Ag-Ab) specific binding was accomplished through a direct nano-mechanical response of micro-fabricated self-sensing micro-cantilevers.(More)
We designed and fabricated the nanomechanical Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT) cantilever; we demonstrated a novel electrical measurement, under a controlled ambient temperature and humidity, for label-free detection of a prostate-specific antigen (PSA); and we achieved a detection sensitivity as low as 10 pg/ml. For the fabrication of our nanomechanical PZT(More)
Cancer is one of the leading noncommunicable diseases that vastly impacts both developed and developing countries. Truly innovative diagnostics that inform disease susceptibility, prognosis, and/or response to treatment (theragnostics) are seriously needed for global public health and personalized medicine for patients with cancer. This study examined the(More)
We report the use of poly(thiophen-3-yl-acetic acid 1,3-dioxo-1,3-dihydro-isoindol-2-yl ester (PTAE) for application to electrochemical hybridization sensor. A synthetic route for the thiophen-3-yl-acetic acid 1,3-dioxo-1,3-dihydro-isoindol-2-yl ester (TAE) is described, which is used as a monomer of conducting polymer sensor. A direct chemical substitution(More)
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a bioactive phospholipid that is involved in various cellular events, including tumor invasion and metastasis. In the present study, we investigated the effects of LPA and hypoxia on HIF-1alpha and VEGF expression, as well as the effect of resveratrol on LPA and hypoxia-induced HIF-1alpha and VEGF expression and human ovarian(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Little data is currently available on the usefulness of peak-standardized uptake value (P-SUV) by positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in gastric cancer. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the value of PET-CT for the preoperative evaluation of patients with gastric cancer. The aim of this study(More)
We describe an in vitro biomarker sensor based on immuno-silver nanomarbles (iSNMs) and the nanoscattering spectrum imaging analysis system using localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). In particular, highly monodisperse SNMs with large figures of merit are prepared, and the sensing substrates are also fabricated using the nanoparticle adsorption(More)
We present a novel dielectrophoretic technique that can be used to characterize molecular interactions inside a microfluidic device. Our approach allows functionalized beads which are initially at rest on a functionalized surface to be pulled away from the surface by the dielectrophoretic force acting on the beads. As a result, the interaction between the(More)