Francois Bessueille

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In this paper, we evaluated the grafting of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) onto functionalized surfaces, which is a primary requirement to elaborate receptor-based biosensors, or to develop novel GPCR assays. Bovine rhodopsin, a prototypical GPCR, was used in the form of receptor-enriched membrane fraction. Quantitative immobilization of the(More)
Oleic acid-coated magnetite has been encapsulated in biocompatible magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) by a simple emulsion evaporation method. The different parameters influencing the particles size were studied. Between these parameters, the stirring speed and the polymer concentration were found to influence positively or negatively, respectively, the MNP size(More)
A conductometric biosensor for phosphate detection was developed using maltose phosphorylase (MP) from recombinant Escherichia coli immobilized on a planar interdigitated electrode by cross-linking with saturated glutaraldehyde (GA) vapour in the presence of bovine serum albumin (BSA). The process parameters for the fabrication of the mono-enzymatic sensor(More)
A biochip approach based on porous silicon as substrate is presented. The goal is to enhance the sensitivity of the biochip by increasing the specific surface area on the support. The elaboration of porous silicon layers has been optimized to guarantee good accessibility for large bio-molecule targets. Oligonucleotide probes are synthesised directly on the(More)
A conductometric biosensor for nitrite detection was developed using cytochrome c nitrite reductase (ccNiR) extracted from Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ATCC 27774 cells immobilized on a planar interdigitated electrode by cross-linking with saturated glutaraldehyde (GA) vapour in the presence of bovine serum albumin, methyl viologen (MV), Nafion, and(More)
To study cell attachment to biomaterials, several proteins such as fibronectin, collagen IV, heparin, immunoglobulin G, and albumin have been deposited onto polystyrene adsorbed on a self-assembled monolayer (silane or thiol) on glass or gold, respectively. The different steps of this multilayer assembly have been characterized by electrochemical impedance(More)
Rhodopsin, the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) which mediates the sense of vision, was prepared from calf eyes and used as receptor enriched membrane fraction. In this study it was immobilized onto gold electrode by two different techniques: Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) and a strategy based on a self-assembled multilayer. We demonstrated that Langmuir and LB(More)
This paper presents a comprehensive theory and experimental characterisation of the modulation of the fluorescence intensity by the construction of optical interferences on oxidised silicon substrates used for DNA microarrays. The model predicts a 90-fold variation of the fluorescence signal depending on the oxide thickness. For a Cy3 dye, the signal is(More)
A highly sensitive, fast, and stable conductometric enzyme biosensor for the determination of nitrate in water is described and validated in natural water samples. The nitrate biosensor is based on a methyl viologen mediator mixed with nitrate reductase (NR) from Aspergillus niger and Nafion® cation-exchange polymer dissolved in a plasticized PVC membrane(More)
A simple and highly sensitive approach for the detection of the anti-neoplastic drug gemcitabine is presented, based on a one-step electropolymerized molecularly imprinted microporous-metal-organic-framework. The sensitive layer was prepared by electropolymerization of the aniline moieties of p-aminothiophenol- gold nanoparticles on the surface of gold(More)