Fernando Battaglini

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A microbial bioreactor based on calcium alginate immobilized Lactobacillus cells coupled to a pH electrode was developed for quantitative determination of carbohydrate fermentation activity. A high biomass (10(10) cfu mL(-)(1)) and particular pregrowth conditions were needed. Reduction of catabolite repression by monosaccharides was achieved by pregrowth in(More)
A biotin-lipopolysaccharide (biotin-LPS) conjugate was synthesized from LPS smooth from Salmonella minnesota, yielding a conjugate with a biotin/LPS ratio equal to 1:1 and endotoxic activity of 0.08 EU ng(-1). The conjugate was used in an amperometric competitive assay to determine endotoxins with endotoxin-neutralizing protein (ENP) as the recognition(More)
Endotoxins, also referred to as pyrogens, are part of the cellular walls of Gram-negative bacteria and are capable of inducing fever when entering into the blood stream. Current methods of detection involve the use of either amoebocytes from horseshoe crab that clots upon exposure to endotoxin or a live assay on rabbits. In this work, the detection of(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)
Endotoxins, also referred to as pyrogens, are lipopolysaccharides (LPS) present in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, and represent one of the most dangerous microbiological contaminants in water for hemodialysis and intravenous infusion. A method is presented for the simultaneous detection of endotoxins and other bacterial lysis contaminating(More)
Pyridine-based osmium complexes bearing either a carboxylate or aldehyde group were covalently attached to glucose oxidase and were shown to work as mediators for the reoxidation of the enzyme. For the complex containing the carboxylate group, the binding was made through carbodiimide coupling to the amine residues in the protein. For the complex containing(More)
The development of soft bioelectronic interfaces with accurate compositional and topological control of the supramolecular architecture attracts intense interest in the fast-growing field of bioelectronics and biosensing. The present study explores the recognition-driven layer-by-layer assembly of glycoenzymes onto electrode surfaces. The design of the(More)
This work describes the synergistic combination of ionic self-assembly and recognition-directed assembly with the aim of creating highly functional bioelectrochemical interfaces compatible with the supramolecular design of a wide variety of biosensing platforms. A recently synthesized glycopolyelectrolyte constituted of polyallylamine bearing redox-active(More)
The activation of a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) with 1-cyano-4-dimethylaminopyridinium tetrafluoroborate (CDAP) in the presence of a surfactant allows an efficient conjugation with dansyl hydrazine or horseradish peroxidase (HRP) in an aqueous medium maintaining its biological activity. In order to promote the reaction a series of amphiphilic compounds were(More)