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Gold nanoparticles were coated with a short peptide to promote intracellular delivery of membrane-impermeable proteins. Through microscopy and enzyme assays, we demonstrated the particles were able to transport functional enzymes into a variety of cell lines. Significantly, the transported proteins were able to escape from endosomes. Moreover, these(More)
An innovative scheme for signal amplification using random tetramer-modified gold nanoparticles, termed "nanoamplicons," has been developed for hybridization assay without PCR. Large numbers of nanoamplicons could be integrated onto one target, providing much greater amplification than the larger nanoparticles usually adopted. Using M13mp18 single-strand(More)
A simple and sensitive reversed-phase liquid chromatographic method, based on the precolumn derivatization with 9-fluorenylmethyl chloroformate, was developed for the determination of myriocin. The derivatization reaction was performed in organic solvents of pyridine and tetrahydrofuran at 40 degrees C. Several factors influencing the derivative yield were(More)
A nanogold-quenched fluorescence duplex probe has been developed for lighting up homogenous hybridization assays. This novel probe is constructed from two strands of different lengths, and labeled by nanogold and a fluorophore at the long-strand 5'-end and the short-strand 3'-end, respectively. The two tags are in close contact, resulting in complete(More)
A nanoparticle-bioconjugate was formed by homogeneous hybridization of one polynucleotide target with two oligonucleotide probes labelled by thiol and a nanoparticle, respectively. Deposition of the nanoparticle-bioconjugate on a gold surface by thiol-gold reaction was monitored in situ by quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and applied for flow analysis of(More)
An automatic, miniature and multi-parameter on-line water quality monitoring system based on a micro-spectrometer is designed and implemented. The system is integrated with the flow-batch analysis and spectrophotometric detection method. The effectiveness of the system is tested by measuring chemical oxygen demand (COD) and ammonia-nitrogen in water. The(More)
A novel nanoparticle-bioconjugate has been prepared by specific hybridization of the target with complementary thiol-labeled and nanoparticle-labeled probes. The rapid adsorption of the nanoparticle-bioconjugate onto a gold surface via a thiol-gold reaction was monitored in real-time using a quartz crystal microbalance, and used to perform microgravimetric(More)
Aptamers are oligo-nucleotides which are selected by SELEX (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment) in vitro, it can bind protein or other small molecules with high specificity and affinity. Researches on aptamers have achieved much progress in biosensor, drug development and nano technology. This article has reviewed the researches and(More)
A method combinating piezoelectric-biochip technique with cell culture technique in vitro has been developed. Piezoelectric cell-based chip (PCC) can continously monitor the behaviors of living cells attached to or spreaded on surfaces. The method measures the resonant frequency (f), the dissipation energy (D) and impedance (Z), in real time. These multi(More)
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