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Double stranded calf thymus deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was physisorbed onto polypyrrole-polyvinyl sulphonate (PPY-PVS) films electrochemically deposited onto indium-tin-oxide (ITO) coated glass plates. These DNA immobilized PPY-PVS films optimized for various conditions, such as polymerization potential, pH of buffer, DNA concentration and scan rate were(More)
An amperometric biosensor was developed to estimate galactose in human blood serum. Monolayers of poly(3-hexyl thiophene) were placed on glass plates coated with indium tin oxide formed by dispensing a mixed solution of stearic acid in chloroform on to a water sub-phase. Galactose oxidase was mixed with poly(3-hexyl thiophene)/stearic acid in chloroform and(More)
Urease was immobilized in mixed monolayers of poly(N-vinyl carbazole) (PNVK) and stearic acid (SA) formed at an air-water interface. The monolayers were transferred onto indium-tin-oxide (ITO) coated glass plates using Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) film deposition technique. Urease immobilized on PNVK/SA LB films, characterized using FTIR and UV-visible(More)
Langmuir-Blodgett films of poly(3-hexyl thiophene) have been prepared by simultaneous entrapment of glucose oxidase and transferred onto the indium-tin-oxide coated glass plates. The films have been characterized by FTIR spectroscopy and detailed response studies have been performed with respect to glucose concentration, temperature, and storage time. These(More)
An amperometric lactose biosensor was developed by immobilizing lactase (EC and galactose oxidase (GaO) (EC in Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films of poly(3-hexyl thiophene) (P3HT)/stearic acid (SA) for estimation of lactose in milk and its products to prevent "lactose intolerance". The enzyme immobilized LB film was used as working electrode(More)
The present study was conducted to evaluate the performance of the Xpert(®) MTB/RIF assay and compare Xpert results with solid and MGIT 960 liquid culture system. A total of 134 patients who had failed the Category I or II regimen were recruited for evaluation. Xpert correctly identified all Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. The sensitivity and(More)
Cholesterol oxidase (ChOx) and cholesterol esterase (ChEt) have been covalently immobilized onto tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) sol-gel films. The tetraethylorthosilicate sol-gel/ChEt/ChOx enzyme films thus prepared have been characterized using scanning electron microscopic (SEM), UV-vis spectroscopic, Fourier-transform-infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic and(More)
We report the synthesis of gold and silver nanostructures embedded in different dielectric matrices by atom beam co-sputtering, a novel technique. We have synthesized gold-silicon core shell nanostructures and Au-ZnO nanocomposite with tunable surface plasmon resonance (SPR) by atom beam co-sputtering and subsequent annealing. The Au-ZnO nanocomposite shows(More)
PURPOSE There is scarcity of prevalence data of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) data and common mutations responsible in North India. This study aimed to detect MDR-TB among MDR-TB suspects from Delhi and mutation patterns using GenoType MTBDRplus assay. MATERIALS AND METHODS All MDR suspects in five districts of New Delhi were referred to the(More)
We considered samples received for culture of mycobacteria using BACTEC MGIT 960 system over a period of 1 year. Tubes flagged positive by MGIT were evaluated for presence of serpentine cording. The cord formation was compared with isolates identified as Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) based on p-nitrobenzoic acid (PNB) test. Cords were found in(More)