Laura G Carrascosa

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To identify the callipyge mutation, we have resequenced 184 kb spanning the DLK1-, GTL2-, PEG11-, and MEG8-imprinted domain and have identified an A-to-G transition in a highly conserved dodecamer motif between DLK1 and GTL2. This was the only difference found between the callipyge (CLPG) allele and a phylogenetically closely related wild-type allele. We(More)
Biosensors based on microcantilevers have become a promising tool for directly detecting biomolecular interactions with great accuracy. Microcantilevers translate molecular recognition of biomolecules into nanomechanical motion that is commonly coupled to an optical or piezoresistive read-out detector system. Biosensors based on cantilevers are a good(More)
Biomolecular interactions over the surface of a microcantilever can produce its bending motion via changes of the surface stress, which is referred to nanomechanical response. Here, we have studied the interaction forces responsible for the bending motion during the formation of a self-assembled monolayer of thiolated 27-mer single-stranded DNA on the(More)
Exposure to low-dose irradiation causes transiently elevated expression of the long ncRNA PARTICLE (gene PARTICLE, promoter of MAT2A-antisense radiation-induced circulating lncRNA). PARTICLE affords both a cytosolic scaffold for the tumor suppressor methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT2A) and a nuclear genetic platform for transcriptional repression. In situ(More)
A new DNA biosensor microsystem based on nanomechanical transducers is being developed. The microsystem comprises an array of 20 cantilevers, a microfludic system for delivery of the samples, an array of 20 lasers (VSCELs) and chips with the photodetectors and the CMOS circuitry for signal acquisition and conditioning. Robust immobilization procedures for(More)
A novel biosensing approach for the label-free detection of nucleic acid sequences of short and large lengths has been implemented, with special emphasis on targeting RNA sequences with secondary structures. The approach is based on selecting 8-aminoadenine-modified parallel-stranded DNA tail-clamps as affinity bioreceptors. These receptors have the ability(More)
Exosomes show promise as noninvasive biomarkers for cancer, but their effective capture and specific detection is a significant challenge. Herein, we report a multiplexed microfluidic device for highly specific capture and detection of multiple exosome targets using a tunable alternating current electrohydrodynamic (ac-EHD) methodology, referred to as(More)
Alternative splicing of mRNA precursors enables cells to generate different protein outputs from the same gene depending on their developmental or homeostatic status. Its deregulation is strongly linked to disease onset and progression. Current methodologies for monitoring alternative splicing demand elaborate procedures and often present difficulties in(More)
A screening analysis of DNA hybridization and the presence of DNA mutations using an surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor is shown. The influence of lateral and vertical spacers, as well as several hybridization conditions, was studied to optimize the differentiation between fully complementary and mismatched DNA strands. Our results demonstrated that(More)
The use of proteoliposomes as affinity elements in conjunction with a surface plasmon resonance sensor is a high-sensitivity alternative for the detection of multiple analytes. However, one of the most important aspects of these conformations is maintaining the functionality of the immobilized protein, which is determined by the choice of lipids and(More)