María Sevillano Jiménez

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The increasing demand of analytical information related to inorganic engineered nanomaterials requires the adaptation of existing techniques and methods, or the development of new ones. The challenge for the analytical sciences has been to consider the nanoparticles as a new sort of analytes, involving both chemical (composition, mass and number(More)
Some experiments to study the influence of electrophoresis conditions and subsequent LA-ICP-MS (laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) determination of two metal-binding proteins with different metal-protein affinities (superoxide dismutase, containing Cu and Zn, and alcohol dehydrogenase, containing Zn) are performed. In metal-binding(More)
A new speciation methodology based on the use of 1D-PAGE (one dimensional-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis), IEF (isoelectric focusing electrophoresis) and 2D-PAGE (two dimensional-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis) as separation techniques and LA-ICP-MS (laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) as detection system have been applied(More)
An experimental approach to evaluate the capabilities and limitations of polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for quantitative elemental speciation is presented. Two metalloproteins (superoxide dismutase, containing Cu and Zn, and thyroglobulin, containing I) with high binding(More)
The determination of metal-binding proteins in plankton is important because of their involvement in photosynthesis, which is fundamental to the biogeochemical cycle of the oceans and other ecosystems. We have elaborated a new strategy for screening of Cu and Zn-containing proteins in plankton on the basis of separation of proteins by use of Blue-Native(More)
Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) has been applied to multi-element determination in compost samples. Since compost is a heterogeneous mixture of organic and inorganic materials, the influence of sample heterogeneity on the accuracy and precision of analysis was investigated. Several parameters related to the following(More)
Agarose gel electrophoresis (AGE) has been used extensively for characterization of pure nanomaterials or mixtures of pure nanomaterials. We have evaluated the use of AGE for characterization of Ag nanoparticles (NPs) in an industrial product (described as strong antiseptic). Influence of different stabilizing agents (PEG, SDS, and sodium(More)
A sequential injection analysis (SIA) assembly for the atomic absorption determination of Fe(III) in natural waters is proposed. Iron is preconcentrated on a microcolumn packed with a chelating resin (Chelex 100) that is inserted in the manifold. The sample is passed through the column and the iron retained by the resin is subsequently eluted with 2 M(More)
Studies based on laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) have been performed to assess metal bound to dissolved proteins and proteins from marine plankton after two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2D PAGE). Dissolved proteins were pre-concentrated from surface seawater (60 L) by tangential ultrafiltration with(More)
Background: Periodontal diseases (PD), including periodontitis, are chronic inflammatory pathologies caused by bacteria in the subgingival biofilm which affect the periodontal tissues. PD is now considered a localized, chronic, oral infection that activates the host immuno-inflammatory responses both locally and systemically, and also constitutes a source(More)
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