Kamilla Malek

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ATR FTIR spectra were collected from rat tissue homogenates (myocardium, brain, liver, lung, intestine, and kidney) to analyze their biochemical content. Based on the second derivative of an average spectral profile it was possible to assign bands e.g. to triglycerides and cholesterol esters, proteins, phosphate macromolecules (DNA, RNA, phospholipids,(More)
The intracellular pH plays an important role in various cellular processes. In this work, we describe a method for monitoring of the intracellular pH in endothelial cells by using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and 4-mercaptobenzoic acid (MBA) anchored to gold nanoparticles as pH-sensitive probes. Using the Raman microimaging technique, we(More)
This work shows the application of vibrational spectroscopy supported by other complementary techniques in analysis of tissues altered by vascular diseases, in particular atherosclerosis. The analysis of atherosclerotic plaque components, as well as label-free imaging of vessels and identification of biochemical markers of endothelial dysfunction are(More)
Spectroscopy-based approaches can provide an insight into the biochemical composition of a tissue sample. In the present work Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy was used to develop a reliable methodology to study the content of free fatty acids, triglycerides, cholesteryl esters as well as cholesterol in aorta from mice with atherosclerosis(More)
Fluorescence and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy were employed to investigate the cellular uptake of rhodamine 6G (R6G) alone and of R6G loaded with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) by endothelial cells. R6G plays the role of a Raman reporter in SERS but also displays strong fluorescence. The presence of bare R6G molecules and R6G-AuNPs in(More)
Vibrational spectra of adenosine bearing benzo-15-crown ether moiety [N(6)-4'-(benzo-15-crown-5)-adenosine, AC] have been recorded in solid phase (FT-IR, FT-Raman) and in aqueous solution on the silver colloid surface (SERS). To interpret a very complex vibrational pattern of experimental data, geometrical parameters (molecular structure) as well as(More)
Raman microscopy, a label-free method with high spatial resolution, shows growing potential in various fields of medical diagnostics. Several proof-of-concept studies related to the application of Raman microscopy to detect endothelial dysfunction are summarized in this work. Both ex vivo measurements of the tissues in the murine models of endothelial(More)
Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microspectroscopy is assessed in terms of two techniques (i.e., transmission and transflection) as a method for rapid measurements of blood plasma. Apart from the expected effect of the electric field standing wave (EFSW), we also noticed that second-derivative IR spectra recorded in transflection mode exhibited a(More)
The main goal of this study was to find specific plasma spectral markers associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) induced by monocrotaline injection in rats. FTIR was used to monitor biochemical changes in plasma caused by PAH as compared with the systemic hypertension induced by partial ligation on the left artery and with the control group.(More)
1H and 13C NMR spectra of the oxocarboxylic acid oximes 2-hydroxyiminopropanoic acid (1), 2-(4-methylthiazol-2-yl)-2-(hydroxyimino)acetic acid (2) and 2-cyano-2-(hydroxyimino)acetic acid (3) were measured in DMSO-d6, D2O and acetone-d6 solutions. The data indicate the presence of hydrogen bonding in 1 and 2 and a strong electron-withdrawing effect due to(More)