Kagan Kerman

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The composting process of food wastes and tree cuttings was examined on four composting types composed from two kinds of systems and added mixture of microorganisms. The time courses of 32 parameters in each composting type were observed. The efficient composting system was found to be the static aerated reactor system in comparison with the turning pile(More)
We have fabricated label-free protein biosensors based on aptamer-modified carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNT-FETs) for the detection of immunoglobulin E (IgE). After the covalent immobilization of 5'-amino-modified 45-mer aptamers on the CNT channels, the electrical properties of the CNT-FETs were monitored in real time. The introduction of(More)
The immunochromatographic assay is a well-known and convenient diagnostic system. In this report, the development of a novel enhancement assay for the test strips is described. Additionally, this highly sensitive immunochromatographic assay was applied to detect human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (HCG) as the model case. The primary antibody-conjugated(More)
We have fabricated a label-free electrochemical immunosensor using microelectrode arrays modified with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). Label-free detection of a cancer marker, total prostate-specific antigen (T-PSA), was carried out using differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). The current signals, derived from the oxidation of tyrosine (Tyr), and(More)
The STAT3 gene is abnormally active in glioblastoma (GBM) and is a critically important mediator of tumor growth and therapeutic resistance in GBM. Thus, for poorly treated brain cancers such as gliomas, astrocytomas, and glioblastomas, which harbor constitutively activated STAT3, a STAT3-targeting therapeutic will be of significant importance. Herein, we(More)
In this research, a localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR)-based bioanalysis method for developing multiarray optical nanochip suitable for screening bimolecular interactions is described. LSPR-based label-free monitoring enables to solve the problems of conventional methods that require large sample volumes and time-consuming labeling procedures. We(More)
Electrochemical genosensors for the detection of the Factor V Leiden mutation from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplicons using the oxidation signal of colloidal gold (Au) is described. A pencil graphite electrode (PGE) modified with target DNA, when hybridized with complementary probes conjugated to Au nanoparticles, responded with the appearance of a(More)
In this study, we present the detection of tau protein, at room temperature, using a multi-spot localised surface plasmon resonance (LSPR)-based immunochip. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an immunochip for tau protein. The detection method includes fabrication of a gold-capped nanoparticle LSPR chip, formation and(More)
An electrochemical genosensor for the genotype detection of allele-specific factor V Leiden mutation from PCR amplicons using the intrinsic guanine signal is described. The biosensor relies on the immobilization of the 21-mer inosine-substituted oligonucleotide capture probes related to the wild-type or mutant-type amplicons, and these probes are hybridized(More)
A novel method for DNA quantification and specific sequence detection in a highly integrated silicon microchamber array is described. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) mixture of only 40 nL volume could be introduced precisely into each chamber of the mineral oil layer coated microarray by using a nanoliter dispensing system. The elimination of carry-over and(More)