Learn More
Ni/NiO core/shell nanoparticles having high affinity with polyhistidine were synthesized by decomposition of a Ni surfactant complex followed by air oxidation. Ni/NiO nanoparticles showed selective and efficient binding to histidine-tagged proteins and easy separation by using a magnet. These provided a more convenient way to efficient purification of(More)
Although magnetic fields and paramagnetic inorganic materials were abundant on planet earth during the entire evolution of living species the interaction of organisms with these physical forces remains a little-understood phenomenon. Interestingly, rather than being genetically encoded, organisms seem to accumulate and take advantage of inorganic(More)
BENCHMARKS Recently developed technologies such as microarray analysis allow researchers to determine the genome-wide patterns of expressed genes. This information provides insight into complex regulatory networks, enables the identification of new or underexplored biological processes, and implicates genes in various disease processes (1). While(More)
Precise spatiotemporal control of physiological processes by optogenetic devices inspired by synthetic biology may provide novel treatment opportunities for gene- and cell-based therapies. An erectile optogenetic stimulator (EROS), a synthetic designer guanylate cyclase producing a blue-light-inducible surge of the second messenger cyclic guanosine(More)
Cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) is a universal second messenger that is synthesized from guanosine triphosphate (GTP) by guanylyl cyclases (GCs) and hydrolyzed into guanosine monophosphate (GMP) by phosphodiesterases (PDEs). Small-molecule drugs that induce high cGMP levels in specialized tissues by boosting GC activity or inhibiting PDE activity have(More)
  • 1