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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. Microcan-tilevers translate molecular recognition of biomolecules into nanomechanical motion that is commonly coupled to an optical or piezo-resistive read-out detector system. Biosensors based on cantilevers are a good(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)
We present a theoretical and experimental study on the biosensing sensitivity of Au/Co/Au multilayers as transducers of the magneto-optic surface-plasmon-resonance (MOSPR) sensor. We demonstrate that the sensing response of these magneto-plasmonic (MP) transducers is a trade-off between the optical absorption and the magneto-optical activity, observing that(More)
Digestive diseases caused by flagellated bacteria are a huge public health problem worldwide and rapid detection methods are needed for contaminated environments. In this study, we propose a method to detect patterns associated with pathogens based on the properties of the innate immune system. Specifically, we use Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5), a(More)
Whilst recent advances in nanotechnology have yielded many new biosensing capabilities, innovative biological attachment and detection modalities remain relatively underdeveloped. Bi-specific antibodies (bsAbs)--which exhibit binding capability for two separate targets--offer an inherent advantage over conventional antibody reagents by significantly(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)
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)
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)
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)