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Nanopores can serve as high throughput, single molecule sensing devices that provide insight into the distribution of static and dynamic molecular activities, properties, or interactions. We have studied double stranded DNA electrophoretic transport dynamics through fabricated nanopores in silicon nitride. A fabricated pore enables us to interrogate a(More)
In order to design a method for the accurate detection and identification of food-borne pathogens, we used comparative genomics to select 70-mer oligonucleotide probes specific for 11 major food-borne pathogens (10 overlapping probes per pathogen) for use in microarray analysis. We analyzed the hybridization pattern of this constructed microarray with the(More)
Amylosucrase (ASase, EC 2.4.1.4) is a glucosyltransferase that hydrolyzes sucrose into glucose and fructose and produces amylose-like glucan polymers from the released glucose. (+)-Catechin is a plant polyphenolic metabolite having skin-whitening and antioxidant activities. In this study, the ASase gene from Deinococcus geothermalis (dgas) was expressed in(More)
Klebsiella species are the most extensively studied among a number of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BDO)-producing microorganisms. The ability to metabolize a wide variety of substrates together with the ease of cultivation made this microorganisms particularly promising for the application in industrial-scale production of 2,3-BDO. However, the pathogenic(More)
Nanoemulsification of nutrients could improve bioavailability by enhancing intestinal uptake. We investigated the antioxidant and hypolipidemic effects of nanoemulsified green tea extract (NGTE). Antioxidant effect was measured by 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) radical scavenging assay and dichlorofluorescein diacetate(More)
Drug delivery technology is emerging as an interdisciplinary science aimed at improving human health. The controlled delivery of pharmacologically active agents to the specific site of action at the therapeutically optimal rate and dose regimen has been a major goal in designing drug delivery systems. Over the past few decades, there has been considerable(More)
2,3-Butanediol (2,3-BDO) has immense industrial applications. Recently, microbial fermentation has emerged as an alternative way to produce this industrially important chemical. Although 2,3-BDO is produced by several microorganisms, the Klebsiella genera has an excellent production compared with other 2,3-BDO-producing microorganisms. In order to produce(More)
We demonstrate the formation of nanoscale volcano-like structures induced by ion-beam irradiation of nanoscale pores in freestanding silicon nitride membranes. Accreted matter is delivered to the volcanoes from micrometer distances along the surface. Volcano formation accompanies nanopore shrinking and depends on geometrical factors and the presence of a(More)