Shlomo Yitzchaik

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Interfacing neurons with micro- and nano-electronic devices has been a subject of intense study over the last decade. One of the major problems in assembling efficient neuro-electronic hybrid systems is the weak electrical coupling between the components. This is mainly attributed to the fundamental property of living cells to form and maintain an(More)
Neurotransmitter release is the key factor of chemical messaging in the brain. Fast, sensitive and in situ detection of single cell neurotransmitter release is essential for the investigation of synaptic transmission under physiological or pathophysiological conditions. Although various techniques have been developed for detecting neurotransmitter release(More)
The employment of standard CMOS technology to produce semiconductor chips for recording neuronal activity or for its future use to link neurons and transistors under in vivo conditions, suffers from a low signal to noise ratio. Using Aplysia neurons cultured on CMOS floating gate field effect transistors, we report here that minor mechanical pressure(More)
In the present contribution we report on a novel route to synthesize 2D-polyaniline (2D-PAN) on sulfonated-poly(styrene) (SPS) templates by allowing first monomer assembly followed by chemical oxidation to achieve polymerization. We show that Aplysia neurons grown on 2D-PAN exhibit an unusual growth pattern and adhesion to this conducting substrate that is(More)
Electronic structures at the silicon/molecule interface were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy, inverse photoemission spectroscopy, and Kelvin probe techniques. The heterojunctions were fabricated by direct covalent grafting of a series of molecules (-C6H4-X, with X = NMe2, NH2, NO2, and Mo6 oxide cluster)(More)
Non-Homologous End Joining (NHEJ) is one of the two major pathways of DNA Double Strand Breaks (DSBs) repair. Mutations in human NHEJ genes can lead to immunodeficiency due to its role in V(D)J recombination in the immune system. In addition, most patients carrying mutations in NHEJ genes display developmental anomalies which are likely the result of a(More)
Understanding the mechanisms that generate field potentials (FPs) by neurons grown on semiconductor chips is essential for implementing neuro-electronic devices. Earlier studies emphasized that FPs are generated by current flow between differentially expressed ion channels on the membranes facing the chip surface, and those facing the culture medium in(More)
An inclusion complex between water-soluble p-sulfocalix[n]arene (Cn, n=4, 6, 8) and the chromophore trans-4-[4-(dimethylamino)styryl]-1-methylpyridinium-p-toluenesulfonate (D) formed the basis for a highly sensitive sensor for the selective detection of neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). Formation of the [Cn.D] complex (Ka=approximately 10(5) M(-1)) was(More)
An electrochemical biosensor has been developed for ultrasensitive, label-free determination of protein kinase activity. The sensor is composed of a unique peptide monolayer on a gold electrode. It identifies the order change in the monolayer upon phosphorylation, via square wave voltametry (SWV) measurements. Disorder caused by the introduction of the(More)
Institute of Chemistry and the Center fo Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Safra Cam E-mail:; a Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Molecular Science and Technology Program, Taipei, Taiwan Department of Chemistry, National Tsing H † Electronic supplementary informa 10.1039/c5sc00560d ‡ These authors(More)