Conformational flexibility of fatty acid-free bovine serum albumin proteins enables superior antifouling coatings

17 Jul 2020

Bovine serum albumin (BSA) protein is widely used to fabricate antifouling coatings for nanobiotechnology applications. Numerous BSA protein options are commercially available and obtained through different purification methods, however, there… Read more

Unraveling How Ethanol-Induced Conformational Changes Affect BSA Protein Adsorption onto Silica Surfaces

11 Jul 2020

Protein adsorption at solid-liquid interfaces is highly relevant to a wide range of applications such as biosensors, drug delivery, and pharmaceuticals. Understanding how protein conformation in bulk solution impacts adsorption… Read more

Unraveling how nanoscale curvature drives formation of lysozyme protein monolayers on inorganic oxide surfaces

18 Jun 2020

The development of nanostructured material interfaces is critical to various application areas spanning diverse fields such as medicine, energy, and sensing. One of the most promising areas involves nanomedicine and… Read more

Understanding How Natural Sequence Variation in Serum Albumin Proteins Affects Conformational Stability and Protein Adsorption

13 Jun 2020

Serum albumins are evolutionary conserved proteins that are found in many animal species, and purified forms are widely used in biotechnology applications, such as components within surface passivation coatings and… Read more

Controlling DOPA adsorption via interacting with polyelectrolytes: layer structure and corrosion resistance

24 Apr 2020

Protein adsorption upon polyelectrolyte (PE) surfaces has aroused intensive attraction, but there are still few investigations on tuning protein adsorption at solid surface by controllable layer structure and surface property… Read more

Investigating the ferric ion binding site of magnetite biomineralisation protein Mms6

25 Feb 2020

The biomineralization protein Mms6 has been shown to be a major player in the formation of magnetic nanoparticles both within the magnetosomes of magnetotactic bacteria and as an additive in… Read more

Plasmonic Metasurface for Spatially-Resolved Optical Sensing in Three Dimensions

27 Jan 2020

The highly localized sensitivity of metallic nanoparticles sustaining localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) enables detection of minute events occurring close to the particle surface and forms the basis for nanoplasmonic… Read more

Real time nanoplasmonic sensing for monitoring CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite formation in mesoporous TiO2 films

12 Dec 2019

The formation of methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) perovskite into mesoporous titania (TiO2) scaffold via a sequential deposition method is known to offer high quality films for good photovoltaic device performance. Read more

Quantitative assessment of bovine serum albumin proteins for blocking applications

09 Dec 2019

Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is one of the most widely used protein reagents in the scientific community, especially for surface passivation (“blocking”) applications in various bioassays. Numerous BSA protein options… Read more

Core-shell Gold Silver Nanoparticles for LSPR-Based Naked Eye Toxin Biosensing

20 Nov 2019

The Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) phenomenon provides a versatile property for biodetection. Herein, this unique feature was employed to build up a homogeneous optical biosensor to detect staphylococcal enterotoxin… Read more