Ernesto Julio Calvo

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5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is an antineoplastic agent widely employed in the treatment of many types of cancer. Recent studies have proved the need for individual adjustment of 5-FU dosage based on pharmacokinetics. A simple and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of 5-FU in plasma and their preliminary clinical(More)
Electrodes modified layer-by-layer by self-assembly of redox active polyelectrolytes comprised of osmium bipyridine-pyridine derivatized poly(allyl-amine) and poly(vinyl) sulfonate have been studied by EQCM, ellipsometry, cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in aqueous solutions of different anions and cations. Redox driven swelling(More)
Layer-by-layer supramolecular structures composed of alternate layers of negatively charged enzymes and cationic redox polyelectrolyte have been assembled. Glucose oxidase (GOx), lactate oxidase (LOx) and soybean peroxidase (SBP) have been electrically wired to the underlying electrode by means of poly(allylamine) with [Os(bpy)2ClPyCOH]+ covalently attached(More)
Different redox polymers based on poly(allylamine) with covalently attached ferrocene and pyridine groups that coordinate iron and ruthenium complexes were prepared, and hydrogels were obtained by cross-linking them with epichlorohydrin. Charge propagation from the underlying electrode, through the redox polymer and electrical communication with the enzyme(More)
Extruded rice flour was fortified with 5 per cent bovine haemoglobin concentrate (BHC). The amino acid score of the product was 59 per cent. The protein efficiency ratio (PER) for the fortified cereal alone was 1.4; however, when given as a mixed diet of cereal and humanized milk (providing 41 and 59 per cent of the protein, respectively) PER was 2.6(More)
In polymer films carrying an excess of fixed charge the electrostatic penalty to bring ions of same charge from the bathing electrolyte into the film sets a membrane potential (Donnan Potential) across the film-electrolyte interface. This potential is responsible for the ionic permselectivity observed in polyelectrolyte membranes. We have used(More)
We report a fully integrated core-shell nanoparticle system responsive to glucose. The system is comprised of self-assembled glucose oxidase and an osmium molecular wire on core-shell Au nanoparticles. Characterization of the functional nanoparticles by spectroscopy, quartz crystal microbalance and electrochemical techniques has shown that the catalytically(More)
We report here a novel bioelectrode based on self-assembled multilayers of polyphenol oxidase intercalated with cationic polyallylamine built up on a thiol-modified gold surface. We use an immobilization strategy previously described by Hodak J. et al. (Langmuir 1997, 13, 2708-2716) Quartz crystal microbalance with electroacustic impedance experiments were(More)
Irinotecan (CPT-11) is an anticancer agent widely employed in the treatment of colorectal carcinoma. A simple, rapid and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of CPT-11 and its metabolite SN-38 in plasma, and their preliminary clinical pharmacokinetics are described. Both deproteinisation of plasma(More)
Multilayer immobilization of antibody and redox polymer molecules on a gold electrode was achieved, as a strategy for the potential development of an amperometric immunosensor. The step-by-step assembly of antibiotin IgG on Os(bpy)(2)ClPyCH(2)NH poly(allylamine) redox polymer (PAH-Os) adsorbed on thiolated gold electrodes was proved by quartz crystal(More)