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Appl Spectrosc ; : 3702820904456, 2020 Apr 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32031016

RESUMO

In the following work, the vibrational spectroscopic characteristics of artepillin C are reported by means of Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and Raman spectroscopies, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy. Artepillin C is an interesting compound due to its pharmacological properties, including antitumor activity. It is found as the major component of Brazilian green propolis, a resinous mixture produced by bees to protect their hives against intruders. Vibrational spectroscopic techniques have shown a strong peak at 1599 cm-1, assigned to C=C stretching vibrations from the aromatic ring of artepillin C. From these data, direct visualization of artepillin C could be assessed by means of CARS microscopy, showing differences in the film hydration obtained for its neutral and deprotonated states. Raman-based methods show potential to visualize the uptake and action of artepillin C in biological systems, triggering its interaction with biological systems that are needed to understand its mechanism of action.

2.
Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces ; 181: 953-958, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31382345

RESUMO

Cell membrane models are useful to obtain molecular-level information on the interaction of biologically-relevant molecules such as pesticides whose activity is believed to depend on its effects on the membrane. In this study, we investigated the interaction between the widely used pesticide picloram with Langmuir monolayers of binary and ternary mixtures comprising 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC), sphingomyelin (SM) and cholesterol (Chol), which could be taken as representative of ocular membranes in humans. Picloram expanded the molecular area of DOPC/SM and DOPC/SM/Chol monolayers as the pesticide penetrated the hydrophobic region of the mixtures. A clear correlation was also found between the compressibility modulus (Cs-1) and the presence of cholesterol in the ternary monolayer. Data from polarization-modulated infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS) confirmed that picloram interacts with both the acyl chains and headgroups. Spectral shifts and band broadening were induced by picloram, particularly for the phosphate and choline groups, probably owing to its H-bonding ability. The effects reported here on the lipid monolayers may be evidence of the possible activity of picloram on mammalian cell membranes, which highlights the importance of strict control of the level of exposure of humans dealing with pesticides.


Assuntos
1,2-Dipalmitoilfosfatidilcolina/química , Colesterol/química , Praguicidas/farmacologia , Picloram/farmacologia , Esfingomielinas/química , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Tamanho da Partícula , Praguicidas/química , Picloram/química , Propriedades de Superfície
3.
Biophys Chem ; 250: 106176, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31055199

RESUMO

Giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) have been one of the most extensively investigated membrane model to study cell membrane-ligand interactions. In this study, we investigated the interaction between glyphosate and picloram with GUVs made with sphingomyelin (SM), cholesterol (CHOL), and dioleoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) (DOPC/SM (1:1), DOPC/CHOL/SM (1:1:1)) in a physiological environment using confocal and phase contrast microscopy. At high pesticide concentrations (70 to 90 µM), we generally found the GUVs undergoing a physical such as contouring, elongation, and eventually lose their characteristic spherical shape. In addition, to determine the comparative effect of the pesticides, control experiments were performed using GUVs made with only DOPC and DOPC/SM 1:1. The results show that, at low concentration (0.5 µM), a significant effect was observed during a 30 min incubation time. These findings also suggest that cholesterol may play a significant role in the permeability of the vesicle against the action of the pesticides, which have important biological implications on the lipid composition of the membrane.


Assuntos
Membrana Celular/química , Colesterol/química , Glicina/análogos & derivados , Picloram/química , Lipossomas Unilamelares/química , Glicina/química , Ligantes , Tamanho da Partícula , Fosfatidilcolinas/química , Esfingomielinas/química , Propriedades de Superfície
4.
Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc ; 218: 299-307, 2019 Jul 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31005737

RESUMO

The molecular fingerprints of yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Dekkera bruxellensis, and Wickerhamomyces anomalus (former name Pichia anomala) have been examined using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and helium ion microscopy (HIM). The SERS spectra obtained from cell cultures (lysate and non-treated cells) distinguish between these very closely related fungal species. Highly SERS active silver nano-particles suitable for detecting complex biomolecules were fabricated using a simple synthesis route. The yeast samples mixed with aggregated Ag nanoparticles yielded highly enhanced and reproducible Raman signal owing to the high density of the hot spots at the junctions of two or more Ag nanoparticles and enabled to differentiate the three species based on their unique features (spectral fingerprint). We also collected SERS spectra of the three yeast species in beer medium to demonstrate the potential of the method for industrial application. These findings demonstrate the great potential of SERS for detection and identification of fungi species based on the biochemical compositions, even in a chemically complex sample.


Assuntos
Técnicas de Tipagem Micológica/métodos , Análise Espectral Raman/métodos , Leveduras/química , Dekkera/química , Dekkera/classificação , Dekkera/isolamento & purificação , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/ultraestrutura , Pichia/química , Pichia/classificação , Pichia/isolamento & purificação , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/química , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/classificação , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/isolamento & purificação , Prata/química , Propriedades de Superfície , Leveduras/classificação , Leveduras/isolamento & purificação
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Sci Adv ; 4(2): eaap8978, 2018 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29423446

RESUMO

Programmable self-assembly of nucleic acids enables the fabrication of custom, precise objects with nanoscale dimensions. These structures can be further harnessed as templates to build novel materials such as metallic nanostructures, which are widely used and explored because of their unique optical properties and their potency to serve as components of novel metamaterials. However, approaches to transfer the spatial information of DNA constructions to metal nanostructures remain a challenge. We report a DNA-assisted lithography (DALI) method that combines the structural versatility of DNA origami with conventional lithography techniques to create discrete, well-defined, and entirely metallic nanostructures with designed plasmonic properties. DALI is a parallel, high-throughput fabrication method compatible with transparent substrates, thus providing an additional advantage for optical measurements, and yields structures with a feature size of ~10 nm. We demonstrate its feasibility by producing metal nanostructures with a chiral plasmonic response and bowtie-shaped nanoantennas for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. We envisage that DALI can be generalized to large substrates, which would subsequently enable scale-up production of diverse metallic nanostructures with tailored plasmonic features.


Assuntos
DNA/química , Nanoestruturas/química , Impressão/métodos , Simulação por Computador , Nanoestruturas/ultraestrutura , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , Análise Espectral Raman
6.
Biosensors (Basel) ; 8(1)2017 Dec 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29278383

RESUMO

We have studied the Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) and the Fourier transform Raman (FT-Raman) spectra of stanozolol and oxandrolone, and we have performed quantum chemical calculations based on the density functional theory (DFT) with a B3LYP/6-31G (d, p) level of theory. The FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra were collected in a solid phase. The consistency between the calculated and experimental FT-IR and FT-Raman data indicates that the B3LYP/6-31G (d, p) can generate reliable geometry and related properties of the title compounds. Selected experimental bands were assigned and characterized on the basis of the scaled theoretical wavenumbers by their total energy distribution. The good agreement between the experimental and theoretical spectra allowed positive assignment of the observed vibrational absorption bands. Finally, the calculation results were applied to simulate the Raman and IR spectra of the title compounds, which show agreement with the observed spectra.


Assuntos
Anabolizantes/análise , Oxandrolona/análise , Teoria Quântica , Estanozolol/análise , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier , Análise Espectral Raman
7.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces ; 8(37): 24394-403, 2016 Sep 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27574829

RESUMO

Development of a label-free ultrasensitive nanosensor for detection of bacteria is presented. Sensitive assay for Gram-positive bacteria was achieved via electrostatic attraction-guided plasmonic bifacial superstructure/bacteria/columnar array assembled in one step. Dynamic optical hotspots were formed in the hybridized nanoassembly under wet-dry critical state amplifying efficiently the weak vibrational modes of three representative food-borne Gram-positive bacteria, that is, Staphylococcus xylosus, Listeria monocytogenes, and Enterococcus faecium. These three bacteria with highly analogous Raman spectra can be effectively differentiated through droplet wet-dry critical SERS approach combined with 3D PCA statistical analysis so that highly sensitive discrimination of bacterial species and samples containing mixtures of bacteria can be achieved.


Assuntos
Nanotubos , Ouro , Listeria monocytogenes , Nanosferas , Análise Espectral Raman
8.
ACS Nano ; 9(4): 4496-507, 2015 Apr 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25835284

RESUMO

We investigate if the functionality of spin crossover molecules is preserved when they are assembled into an interfacial device structure. Specifically, we prepare and investigate gold nanoparticle arrays, into which room-temperature spin crossover molecules are introduced, more precisely, [Fe(AcS-BPP)2](ClO4)2, where AcS-BPP = (S)-(4-{[2,6-(dipyrazol-1-yl)pyrid-4-yl]ethynyl}phenyl)ethanethioate (in short, Fe(S-BPP)2). We combine three complementary experiments to characterize the molecule-nanoparticle structure in detail. Temperature-dependent Raman measurements provide direct evidence for a (partial) spin transition in the Fe(S-BPP)2-based arrays. This transition is qualitatively confirmed by magnetization measurements. Finally, charge transport measurements on the Fe(S-BPP)2-gold nanoparticle devices reveal a minimum in device resistance versus temperature, R(T), curves around 260-290 K. This is in contrast to similar networks containing passive molecules only that show monotonically decreasing R(T) characteristics. Backed by density functional theory calculations on single molecular conductance values for both spin states, we propose to relate the resistance minimum in R(T) to a spin transition under the hypothesis that (1) the molecular resistance of the high spin state is larger than that of the low spin state and (2) transport in the array is governed by a percolation model.

9.
Beilstein J Nanotechnol ; 5: 1664-1674, 2014.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25383278

RESUMO

We prepare and investigate two-dimensional (2D) single-layer arrays and multilayered networks of gold nanoparticles derivatized with conjugated hetero-aromatic molecules, i.e., S-(4-{[2,6-bipyrazol-1-yl)pyrid-4-yl]ethynyl}phenyl)thiolate (herein S-BPP), as capping ligands. These structures are fabricated by a combination of self-assembly and microcontact printing techniques, and are characterized by electron microscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Selective binding of the S-BPP molecules to the gold nanoparticles through Au-S bonds is found, with no evidence for the formation of N-Au bonds between the pyridine or pyrazole groups of BPP and the gold surface. Subtle, but significant shifts with temperature of specific Raman S-BPP modes are also observed. We attribute these to dynamic changes in the orientation and/or increased mobility of the molecules on the gold nanoparticle facets. As for their conductance, the temperature-dependence for S-BPP networks differs significantly from standard alkanethiol-capped networks, especially above 220 K. Relating the latter two observations, we propose that dynamic changes in the molecular layers effectively lower the molecular tunnel barrier for BPP-based arrays at higher temperatures.

10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23792287

RESUMO

Surface enhancement Raman scattering (SERS) of two tautomer of thiobarbituric acid was obtained using silver and gold nanoparticles. Large band enhancement in the region of the ν(C=S), ν(C=C), δ(CH2), and δ(CNH) vibrational modes was found. Natural bond analysis of the tautomer species revealed expressive values of charge transfer, principally from lone pair electron orbitals of the S, N, and O atoms. Complete vibrational assignment was done for the two tautomers using the B3LYP/6-311+G (d, p) procedure, band deconvolution analysis, and from a rigorous interpretation of the normal modes matrix. The calculated spectra agree well with the experimental ones.


Assuntos
Tiobarbitúricos/química , Modelos Moleculares , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier , Análise Espectral Raman , Estereoisomerismo
11.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl ; 51(50): 12597-601, 2012 Dec 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23129209

RESUMO

Mind the gap: A complete, cooperative spin transition for a mononuclear Mn(III) complex is reported with an 8 K hysteresis window. Raman spectra collected at a single temperature in warming and cooling modes confirm the electronic bistability within the hysteresis loop. The source of the cooperativity is a disconnection in the hydrogen-bonded 1D chains that connect adjacent cations owing to an order-disorder transition in the PF(6)(-) counterion.

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J Pharm Biomed Anal ; 50(4): 570-5, 2009 Nov 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-19070448

RESUMO

Capillary isoelectric focusing (CIEF) with whole column imaging detection (WCID) was used to investigate drug-protein interactions. This study was designed to examine the interaction between the platinum-based anticancer drug, oxaliplatin, with human serum albumin (HSA) in aqueous solution at physiological pH with drug concentrations of 10 to 100 microM and a constant concentration of HSA (5.0 x 10(-5)M). The reaction mixtures were incubated for 0, 0.5, 1, 12, 24, 48 and 72 h at 37 degrees C in a water bath. The CIEF results indicate that with increasing the drug concentration, the complex formation of protein adducts increased compared to low-drug concentrations and major structural changes were observed as the incubation time progressed. The altered CIEF profile demonstrated the possible conformation change due to the binding of the drug. Results also showed a significant protein's pI shift for higher HSA-oxaliplatin incubation ratios. Furthermore, spectroscopic evidence shows that oxaliplatin caused the fluorescence quenching of HSA by formation of HSA-oxaliplatin complex. Using the Stern-Volmer equation, the quenching constants were calculated in the linear range. The quenching rate constants K(q) at three different temperatures indicating the presence of static quenching mechanism in the interactions of oxaliplatin with HSA. This paper describes the validity of the CIEF-WCID technique for the study of protein-drug interactions and provides useful information and insight into the interaction of anticancer drugs with HSA.


Assuntos
Compostos Organoplatínicos/metabolismo , Albumina Sérica/metabolismo , Espectrometria de Fluorescência/métodos , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/metabolismo , Eletroforese Capilar/métodos , Humanos , Focalização Isoelétrica/métodos , Compostos Organoplatínicos/química , Oxaliplatina , Temperatura
14.
J Chromatogr A ; 1216(14): 2928-33, 2009 Apr 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-18752802

RESUMO

Sample preparation is often necessary to separate and concentrate various compounds prior to analysis of complex samples. In this regard, isoelectric focusing (IEF) is one of the best sample preparation methods. With this approach, however, carrier ampholytes have to be introduced into the samples, which may result in matrix interferences. In this paper, a simple ampholyte-free IEF free-flow electrophoresis design was developed for the separation of proteins. beta-Lactoglobulin, hemoglobin, myoglobin and cytochrome c were selected as model analytes. The experimental design took advantage of the electrolysis-driven production of H(+) and OH(-) ions that migrated from the anode and cathode, respectively, establishing a pH gradient spanning from 2.3 to 8.9. The separation chamber was filled with silanized glass beads as a support medium. Dialysis membranes were mounted at the two sides of the separation chamber (made of glass slides) and sealed with 2% agarose gel. The separated proteins drained from the outlets of the separation chamber and could be successfully collected into small glass tubes. The focusing process was visually observed and the separation was confirmed by capillary isoelectric focusing (cIEF) with pI markers.


Assuntos
Focalização Isoelétrica/métodos , Proteínas/isolamento & purificação , Tampões (Química) , Focalização Isoelétrica/instrumentação
15.
J Sep Sci ; 31(10): 1803-9, 2008 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-18446809

RESUMO

CIEF with whole column imaging detection (WCID) was used to investigate the interaction of platinum-based anticancer drugs, cis-platinum(II) diamine dichloride (cisplatin) and [SP-4-2-{1R-trans)]-(1,2-cyclohexanediamine-N,N')[ethanedioata(2-)-O,O']platinum (oxaliplatin), with human hemoglobin A(0) (Hb). This technique facilitates the investigation and characterization of the formation of adducts between drugs and proteins. Cisplatin and oxaliplatin were mixed with the target protein at different concentrations (0:1, 1:1, 1:10, 1:50, and 1:100), and the reaction mixtures were incubated for 0, 0.5, 1, 12, 24, 48, and 72 h at 37 degrees C in a water-bath. The focused Hb-drug adduct profiles were imaged by WCID. At higher drug to protein molar ratios (for both oxaliplatin and cisplatin), the results exhibit significant changes in the peak shapes and heights, which may indicate the destabilization of the protein. However, the conformational change was less evident at lower molar ratios. In addition, a major pI shift was observed for the oxaliplatin reaction mixtures (for 1:10, 1:50, and 1:100 ratios). In comparison with previously reported findings obtained by other analytical methods, conclusions were drawn about the validity of CIEF as a simple and convenient method for the investigation of protein-drug interactions. These results may provide useful information for further understanding the activity and toxicity of these chemotherapeutic drugs and improving their clinical performance.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/análise , Técnicas de Química Analítica/métodos , Cisplatino/análise , Hemoglobina A/análise , Focalização Isoelétrica/métodos , Compostos Organoplatínicos/análise , Antineoplásicos/química , Eletroforese Capilar , Humanos , Ponto Isoelétrico , Conformação Molecular , Oxaliplatina , Ligação Proteica , Temperatura , Fatores de Tempo
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J Proteome Res ; 5(5): 1246-51, 2006 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-16674115

RESUMO

Here, we devised a novel approach for two-dimensional (2D) protein characterization using a single one-dimensional separation followed by a second characterization in the same instrument. The approach combines capillary isoelectric focusing (CIEF), which separates proteins according to pI, with dynamic imaging detection, which permits monitoring of protein diffusion in real time and thereby allows estimation of molecular weight from diffusion coefficient. Compared with classical 2D gel electrophoresis, the approach provided several significant advantages including speed and ease in operation and automation, while yielding comparable accuracy. The approach was applicable for protein samples of low to moderate complexity.


Assuntos
Eletroforese Capilar/métodos , Focalização Isoelétrica , Proteínas/análise , Citocromos c/análise , Difusão , Eletroforese em Gel Bidimensional
17.
Appl Spectrosc ; 57(6): 649-54, 2003 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-14658697

RESUMO

Surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERRS) is used for single-molecule detection from spatially resolved 1-microm2 sections of a Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) monolayer deposited onto a Ag film. The target molecule, bis (benzimidazo) thioperylene (BZP), is dispersed in an arachidic acid monomolecular layer containing one BZP molecule per microm2, which is also the probing area of the Raman microscope. For concentrated samples (attomole quantities in the field of view), average SERRS, surface-enhanced fluorescence (SEF), and Raman imaging, including line mapping and global images at different temperatures, were recorded. Single-molecule SERRS spectra, obtained using an LB monolayer, present changes in bandwidth and relative intensities, highlighting the properties of single-molecule SERRS that are lost in average SERRS measurements of mixed LB monolayers obtained at the same temperatures. Also, the dilute system phenomenon of blinking is discussed with regard to results obtained from LB monolayers. The dilution process used in the single-molecule LB SERRS work is independently supported by fluorescence results obtained from very dilute solutions with monomer concentrations down to 10(-12) M.


Assuntos
Benzimidazóis/análise , Benzimidazóis/química , Ácidos Eicosanoicos/análise , Ácidos Eicosanoicos/química , Membranas Artificiais , Microquímica/métodos , Análise Espectral Raman/métodos , Substâncias Macromoleculares , Lipídeos de Membrana/análise , Lipídeos de Membrana/química , Nanotecnologia/métodos , Perileno/análogos & derivados , Espalhamento de Radiação , Prata/química , Espectrometria de Fluorescência , Propriedades de Superfície
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