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Interaction of formononetin with a model transport protein, human serum albumin (HSA), has been studied using fluorescence anisotropy, FT-IR spectroscopy, and molecular modeling methods. Upon binding with HSA, the fluorescence spectrum of formononetin exhibits appreciable hypsochromic shift along with an enhancement in the fluorescence intensity. Gradual(More)
In this report, a novel nanocomposite of highly dispersed CeO2 on a TiO2 nanotube was designed and proposed as a peroxidase-like mimic. The best peroxidase-like activity was obtained for the CeO2/nanotube-TiO2 when the molar ratio of Ce/Ti was 0.1, which was much higher than that for CeO2/nanowire-TiO2, CeO2/nanorod-TiO2, or CeO2/nanoparticle-TiO2 with a(More)
A novel CdSe/NiO heteroarchitecture was designed, prepared, and used as a photocathode for hydrogen generation from water. The composite films were structurally, optically, and photoelectrochemically characterized. The deposition of CdSe on the NiO film enhanced light harvesting in the visible-light region and photoelectrochemical properties. Moreover, the(More)
In this research, a novel enzyme mimetics based on the photochemical property of gold nanoclusters was demonstrated. It was found that the bovine serum albumin (BSA) stabilized red or blue emitting gold nanoclusters (Au NCs) exhibited enzyme-like activity under visible light irradiation. The BSA-Au NCs had better stability against stringent conditions(More)
The importance of cysteine (Cys) in biological systems has stimulated a great deal of efforts in the development of analytical methods for the determination of this amino acid. In this work, a novel fluorescent probe for Cys based on citrate (Cit)-capped CdS quantum dots (QDs) is reported. The Cit-capped CdS QDs fluorescent probe offers good sensitivity and(More)
The alkaline phosphatase (ALP) biocatalysis followed by the in situ enzymatic generation of a visible light responsive nanozyme is coupled to elucidate a novel amplification strategy by enzymatic cascade reaction for versatile biosensing. The enzymatic hydrolysis of o-phosphonoxyphenol (OPP) to catechol (CA) by ALP is allowed to coordinate on the surface of(More)
An ultrasensitive photoelectrochemical (PEC) immunoassay based on signal amplification by enzyme mimetics was fabricated for the detection of mouse IgG (as a model protein). The PEC immunosensor was constructed by a layer-by-layer assembly of poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA), CdS quantum dots (QDs), primary antibody (Ab1, polyclonal goat(More)
A micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography method with laser-induced fluorescence detection was developed for the analysis of epinephrine and dopamine after derivatization with 4-chloro-7-nitrobenzo-2-oxa-1,3-diazole. The optimum derivatization conditions were: 30 mM sodium borate (pH adjusted to 8.0 with 1.0 M HCl), reaction time 30 min at 60(More)
Chitosan (CS) modified silver halide (AgX, X=Cl, Br, I) (CS-AgX) nanoparticles (NPs) were found to possess dual responsive enzyme mimetic activities. In the presence of H2O2, they were able to oxidize various colorimertic dyes, namely, peroxidase-like activity. Upon photoactivation, CS-AgX NPs could also oxidize the typical substrates in the absence of(More)