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Tubulin liganded with GTP at the N-site in the alpha-subunit and with GDP at the E-site in the beta-subunit (GDP-tubulin) reversibly binds one high affinity Mg2+ cation (Kb = 1.1 x 10(7) M-1), whereas tubulin liganded with GTP at both subunits (GTP-tubulin) binds one more high affinity Mg2+. The two cation binding loci are identified as nucleotide sites N(More)
This work reports on the performance of carbon nanotube modified screen-printed electrodes (SPE-MWCNT) for the selective determination of dopamine (DA) in the presence of ascorbic acid (AA) by adsorptive stripping voltammetry (AdSV). Several operating conditions and parameters were examined including the electrochemical pre-treatment and the previous AA(More)
The aim of this review is to summarize the most relevant contributions in the development of electrochemical (bio)sensors based on carbon nanotubes in the last years. Since the first application of carbon nanotubes in the preparation of an electrochemical sensor, an increasing number of publications involving carbon nanotubes-based sensors have been(More)
This work reports the advantages of a label free electrochemical aptasensor for the detection of lysozyme. The biorecognition platform was obtained by the adsorption of the aptamer on the surface of a carbon paste electrode (CPE) previously blocked with mouse immunoglobulin under controlled-potential conditions. The recognition event was detected from the(More)
Protein p6 from Bacillus subtilis phage phi29 (Mr = 11 800) binds in vitro to DNA forming a large nucleoprotein complex in which the DNA wraps a multimeric protein core. The high intracellular abundance of protein p6 together with its ability to bind the whole phi29 DNA in vitro strongly suggests that it plays a role in viral genome organization. We have(More)
LytA amidase is the best known bacterial autolysin. It breaks down the N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine bonds in the peptidoglycan backbone of Streptococcus pneumoniae and requires the presence of choline residues in the cell-wall teichoic acids for activity. Genetic experiments have supported the hypothesis that its 36-kDa chain has evolved by the fusion of two(More)
The small transcriptional repressor CopG protein (45 amino acids) encoded by the streptococcal plasmid pMV158 was purified to near homogeneity. Gel filtration chromatography and analytical ultracentrifugation showed that the native protein is a spherical dimer of identical subunits. Circular dichroism measurements of CopG indicated a consensus average(More)
The conformational properties of a 21-residue peptide, corresponding to amino acids 255 to 275 (F255-275) of the human respiratory syncytial virus fusion (F) glycoprotein have been studied by CD and nmr spectroscopy. This peptide includes residues 262, 268, and 272 of the F polypeptide that are essential for integrity of most epitopes that mapped into a(More)
The performance of amperometric glucose biosensors based on the dispersion of glucose oxidase (GOx) and copper oxide within a classical carbon (graphite) paste composite is reported in this work. Copper oxide promotes an excellent electrocatalytic activity towards the oxidation and reduction of hydrogen peroxide, allowing a large decrease in the oxidation(More)
Enzyme-based hybridization assays for the simultaneous electrochemical measurements of two DNA targets are described. Two encoding enzymes, alkaline phosphatase and beta-galactosidase, are used to differentiate the signals of two DNA targets in connection to chronopotentiometric measurements of their electroactive phenol and alpha-naphthol products. These(More)