Rogério M M Rodrigues

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In this work three piezoelectric sensors modified with anti-HIV-1 Vif (virion infectivity factor) single fragment antibodies (4BL scFV), single domains (VH) and camelized single domains (VHD) were constructed and used to detect HIV1 Vif in liquid samples. Dithio-bis-succinimidyl-undecanoate (DSU) and 11-hydroxy-1-undecanethiol (HUT) mixed self assembled(More)
In this paper recombinant single-chain fragments (scFv-4BL), and single domain antibodies (4BL-V(H)) and (4BL-V(H)D) generated against HIV1 virion infectivity factor (Vif) are used to develop piezoimmunosensors for HIV1 recognition. Mixed self assembled monolayers were generated at the surface of gold coated crystal sensors to which scFv-4BL, 4BL-V(H), or(More)
A hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) photosensor was explored for the quantitative detection of a HIV-1 virion infectivity factor (Vif) at a detection limit in the single nanomolar range. The a-Si:H photosensor was coupled with a microfluidic channel that was functionalized with a recombinant single chain variable fragment antibody. The biosensor(More)
Advanced impedance spectroscopy analysis based on the transmission line model (TLM) is explored as a novel QCM acoustic biosensing platform for the detection of the single point mutation effect on the binding of the transcription factors (TFs) to immobilized DNA oligoduplexes and the characterization of the protein-DNA mechanical properties.
A novel quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) analytical method is developed based on the transmission line model (TLM) algorithm to analyze the binding of transcription factors (TFs) to immobilized DNA oligoduplexes. The method is used to characterize the mechanical properties of biological films through the estimation of the film dynamic shear moduli, G and(More)
We consider a massless scalar field in 1+1 dimensions that satisfies a Robin boundary condition at a non-relativistic moving boundary. Using the perturbative approach introduced by Ford and Vilenkin, we compute the total force on the moving boundary. In contrast to what happens for the Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions, in addition to a dissipative(More)
Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) biosensor technology was used to study the interaction of the DNA-binding domain (DBD) of the transcription factor RXRα with immobilized specific (DR1) and unspecific (DR1neg) DNA oligoduplexes. We identify the QCM sensor frequency at the susceptance minimum (fBmin) as a better measuring parameter, and we show that fBmin is(More)
An acoustic quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) was used to signal and follow the cell‑adhesion process of epithelial cells [human embryonic kidney(HEK) 293T and cervical cancer (HeLa) and fibroblasts [African Green Monkey kidney cells (COS-7)] onto gold surfaces. Cells were applied on the sensor and grown under serum-free and serum-supplemented culture(More)
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