Sheela Berchmans

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The direct electron transfer exhibited by the yeast cells, Hansenula anomala has been demonstrated using the electrochemical technique cyclic voltammetry by immobilizing the microorganisms by two different methods viz., physical adsorption and covalent linkage. The analysis of redox enzymes present in the outer membrane of the microorganisms has been(More)
Determination of inorganic phosphate is of very high importance in environmental and health care applications. Hence knowledge of suitable analytical techniques available for phosphate sensing for different applications becomes essential. Electrochemical methods for determining inorganic phosphate have several advantages over other common techniques,(More)
The electrochemical studies of the dye molecule, Neutral Red (NR) as!'iurne importance in view of its redox characteristics. The oxidised and reduced forms of NR, depending UpOIl the solution pH, undergo different protonation reactions. The electrochemical behaviour of NR (3-arnino-7-dimethylarnino-2-methyl phenazine) has been studied voltarnrnetrically on(More)
Acetobacter aceti and Gluconobacter roseus, which are known to be responsible for the spoilage of wine, are used for current generation in batch-type microbial biofuel cells and it has been shown for the first time that these two microorganisms do not require mediators for the transfer of electrons to the anode. Three biofuel cells were constructed with two(More)
This work describes an electrochemical method for the determination of the nitrate and nitrite reductase activities of Rhizobium japonicum. The advantage of the method lies in the use of whole cells for the analysis and we earlier developed this protocol for the assay of NO. The results obtained are comparable to the spectrophotometric Griess assay. As the(More)
This work demonstrates effective biosensing of cholesterol with the help of an efficient inorganic H2O2 transducer based on Pt-Bi combined with the organic enzyme platform. It could be shown that the Bi (bismuth) adatoms modified Pt (platinum) surface displays enhanced catalytic oxidation of H2O2 at neutral pH and the catalytic oxidation of H2O2 occurs at a(More)
Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) that can release nitric oxide (NO) on visible-light irradiation were prepared using 2-mercapto-5-nitro benzimidazole (MNBI) as stabilizer. These nanoparticles meet overall prerequisites for biomedical applications like small sizes, water solubility, and stability. It was found that even a very low dosage of MNBI-stabilized GNPs(More)
An electrochemical assay for sensing NO in biological systems is described in this paper. The ferrocene mediated reduction of NO, facilitated by the gold nanocomposite modified glassy carbon electrode is followed by an amperometric procedure. The analytical protocol involves the modification of a glassy carbon electrode by an overlayer of Au nanocomposites(More)
Formation of self assembled monolayers on gold surface by thiols and disulphides is a well known phenomenon and extensive research work has been carried out in this area with envisaged applications in the area of sensors, molecular electronics, lithography, device fabrication using bottom-up approach, etc. Recently, it has been established that thiophene(More)
The dual enzyme mimicry (peroxidase/catalase-like activities) exhibited by ITO nanocubes (ITO NCs) was investigated by spectrophotometric and electrochemical methods. The peroxidase mimic was successfully applied for the electrochemical detection of H2O2 and spectrophotometric biosensing of glucose. Further, the detection could be extended to the detection(More)