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    Amino acids and their complex formation properties with divalent metal ions, a comparative investigation of structure and stability in binary systems

    , Article Current Pharmaceutical Analysis ; Volume 10, Issue 2 , 2014 , Pages 122-134 ; ISSN: 15734129 Sajadi, S. A. A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    A comparative investigation has been developed for the stability constants of several amino acid complexes with divalent metal ions, which have been determined by potentiometric pH titration. Depending on the metal ion-binding properties, vital differences in the building complexes were observed. The present study indicates that in some M(L) complexes, metal ions are arranged in carboxyl groups, but in other M(L)complexes, some metal ions are able to build chelate over amine groups. The results mentioned-above demonstrate that for some M(L) complexes, the stability constants are also largely determined by the affinity of metal ions for amine group. This leads to a kind of selectivity of... 

    Influence of the water molecules (n 5 1-6) on the interaction between Li +, Na +, K + cations and indole molecule as tryptophan amino acid residue

    , Article Structural Chemistry ; Volume 23, Issue 3 , 2012 , Pages 857-865 ; 10400400 (ISSN) Shakourian Fard, M ; Nasiri, M ; Fattahi, A ; Vafaeezadeh, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    Influence of the addition of water molecules (n = 1-6) on the interaction energy between Li +, Na +, K + cations and indole molecule as tryptophan amino acid residue is considered at MP2(FULL)/6-311++G(d, p)//B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) levels of theory. The calculations suggest that the size of cation and the number of water molecules are two important factors that affect the interaction energy between the hydrated metal cation and indole molecule. The strength of cation-π interactions get substantially reduced when the metal ion is solvated or the size of metal cation increases. Quantum theory of atoms in molecules analysis of cation-π interaction indicates that there is a correlation between the... 

    Pyrolytic graphite electrode modified with a thin film of a graphite/diamond nano-mixture for highly sensitive voltammetric determination of tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan

    , Article Microchimica Acta ; Volume 174, Issue 3 , 2011 , Pages 361-366 ; 00263672 (ISSN) Shahrokhian, S ; Bayat, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    We have prepared a pyrolytic graphite electrode (PGE) whose surface is covered with a thin film of a nano-mixture of graphite/diamond (NGD). The electrode is shown to be capable of electrochemically sensing of tryptophan (TRP) and 5-hydroxytryptophan (HTRP). The presence of the NGD film resulted in a remarkable increase in the peak currents and sharpness of the waves so that submicromolar concentrations of TRP and HTRP become detectable. Potential scan rates, the pH of the solution, the accumulation conditions and the amount of the modifier were optimized via cyclic voltammetry. Linear sweep voltammetry, under optimized accumulation time and in open circuit operation, was applied to the... 

    Voltammetric Determination of Tryptophan and 5-Hydroxytryptophan Using Graphite Electrode Modified with a Thin Film of Graphite/Diamond Nano-mixture And Determination of omeprazole Using Graphite Electrode

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Bayat, Maryam (Author) ; Shahrokhian, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    At the first part of this thesis, a pyrolitic graphite electrode (PGE) modified with graphite/nanodiamond film (GND) was applied as a sensitive electrochemical sensor for determination and study of electrochemical behavior of tryptophan (Trp) and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) in aqueous solutions. The results showed that GND caused a remarkable increase in the peak currents so the GND/PGE electrode surface was more sensitive to the concentration of Trp and 5-HTP than the PGE surface. The determination of Trp and 5-HTP were investigated by stripping voltammetry. Experimental parameters such as scan rate, pH, accumulation conditions and amount of the modifier used on the PGE surface were... 

    Selective voltammetric determination of d-penicillamine in the presence of tryptophan at a modified carbon paste electrode incorporating TiO2 nanoparticles and quinizarine

    , Article Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry ; Volume 644, Issue 1 , Jan , 2010 , Pages 1-6 ; 15726657 (ISSN) Mazloum Ardakani, M ; Beitollahi, H ; Taleat, Z ; Naeimi, H ; Taghavinia, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    2010
    Abstract
    A carbon paste electrode (CPE) chemically modified with TiO2 nanoparticles and quinizarine (QZ) was used as a selective electrochemical sensor for the simultaneous determination of minor amounts of d-penicillamine (D-PA) and tryptophan (Trp). This modified electrode showed very efficient electrocatalytic activity for anodic oxidation of both d-PA and Trp. Substantial decreases of anodic overpotentials for both compounds made this analysis possible. Results of square wave voltammetry (SWV) using this modified electrode showed two well-resolved anodic waves for the oxidation of d-PA and Trp, which makes the simultaneous determination of both compounds possible. The peak potential for the... 

    Self-assembly of tryptophan-capped gold nanoparticles onto DNA network template

    , Article Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology ; Volume 30, Issue 2 , 2009 , Pages 254-258 ; 01932691 (ISSN) Sheikholeslami, Z ; Vosoughi, M ; Alemsadeh, I ; Sharif University of Technology
    2009
    Abstract
    In this study, a simple route to the formation of DNA-gold complex has been reported, using immobilized DNA as a template. The nanoporous gold films have been prepared by the electrostatic self assembly of gold nanoparticles capped with tryptophan. Tryptophan would improve surface properties of gold nanoparticles for strongly attaching to DNA. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy confirmed that gold nanoparticles have been capped by tryptophan. Also measured zeta potential shows that there are positive charges on the surface of gold nanoparticles. Investigations by atomic force microscopy substantially confirm that tryptophan-capped gold nanoparticles can be bonded to DNA template... 

    Electrochemical Determination of Tyrosine and Tryptophan at the Surface of Pyrolytic Graphite Electrode Modified with Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, New Coccine and Nitrazine

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ebrahimi, Shiva (Author) ; Shahrokhian, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    At the first part of this thesis, a pyrolitic graphite electrode (PGE) modified with new coccine/multi-walled carbon nanotubes film (NC/MWCNT) was applied as a sensitive electrochemical sensor for determination and study of electrochemical behavior of tyrosine (Tyr) in aqueous solutions. The results showed that NC/MWCNT caused a remarkable increase in the peak current so the NC/MWCNT/PGE electrode surface was far more sensitive to the concentration of Tyr than the PGE surface. The determination of Tyr was investigated by linear sweep voltammetry (LSV). Experimental parameters, such as scan rate, pH and amount of the modifier used on the PGE surface were optimized by monitoring the LSV... 

    Fabrication of metal nanowires based on self assembly of tryptophan-capped gold nanoparticle onto DNA network template

    , Article International Journal of Nanotechnology ; Volume 6, Issue 10-11 , 2009 , Pages 1041-1049 ; 14757435 (ISSN) Sheikholeslami, Z ; Vossoughi, M ; Alemzadeh, I ; Sharif University of Technology
    2009
    Abstract
    In this study, synthesis of conductive metal nanowires by using aligned and immobilised DNA strand on solid substrate is reported. The nanoporous gold film was prepared by electrostatic self assembly of gold nanoparticles capped with tryptophan. Tryptophan would improve surface properties of gold nanoparticles for strongly attaching to DNA. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy confirmed that gold nanoparticles have been capped by tryptophan. Also measured zeta potential shows that there are positive charges on the surface of gold nanoparticles. Investigations by AFM observati on substantially confirm that tryptophan-capped gold nanoparticles can be bonded to DNA template... 

    The metabolic network model of primed/naive human embryonic stem cells underlines the importance of oxidation-reduction potential and tryptophan metabolism in primed pluripotency

    , Article Cell and Bioscience ; Volume 9, Issue 1 , 2019 ; 20453701 (ISSN) Yousefi, M ; Marashi, S. A ; Sharifi Zarchi, A ; Taleahmad, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    BioMed Central Ltd  2019
    Abstract
    Background: Pluripotency is proposed to exist in two different stages: Naive and Primed. Conventional human pluripotent cells are essentially in the primed stage. In recent years, several protocols have claimed to generate naive human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). To the best of our knowledge, none of these protocols is currently recognized as the gold standard method. Furthermore, the consistency of the resulting cells from these diverse protocols at the molecular level is yet to be shown. Additionally, little is known about the principles that govern the metabolic differences between naive and primed pluripotency. In this work, using a computational approach, we tried to shed light on... 

    Carbon paste electrode incorporating multi-walled carbon nanotube/cobalt salophen for sensitive voltammetric determination of tryptophan

    , Article Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical ; Volume 123, Issue 2 , 2007 , Pages 942-949 ; 09254005 (ISSN) Shahrokhian, S ; Fotouhi, L ; Sharif University of Technology
    2007
    Abstract
    A modified carbon paste electrode is prepared by incorporating multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) and cobalt salophen (CoSal). A mixture of fine graphite powder with 10 wt% of MWCNT is applied for the preparation of carbon paste (by dispersing in Nujol) and finally modified with CoSal. The electrocatalytic oxidation of tryptophan (Trp) is investigated on the surface of the MWCNT/CoSal-modified electrode using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). Using the modified electrode, the kinetics of the electro-oxidation of Trp is considerably enhanced, by lowering the anodic overpotential through a catalytic fashion. The mechanism of electrochemical behavior of Trp at... 

    Visual recognition of tryptophan enantiomers using chiral self assemblies of quantum dots

    , Article ACS Applied Nano Materials ; 2021 ; 25740970 (ISSN) Fahimi Kashani, N ; Jafar Nezhad Ivrigh, Z ; Bigdeli, A ; Hormozi Nezhad, M.R ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Chemical Society  2021
    Abstract
    Discrimination of chiral targets is generally achieved with chiral nanomaterials. However, the limited number of intrinsic chiral nanostructures as well as their complex synthesis procedure has led to the production of chirality-induced nanomaterials as alternatives. Chirality can be induced in nanomaterials by either chirality transfer or the formation of chiral assemblies. Using the latter approach, in this work, we have provided chiral supramolecular assemblies of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) from achiral starting materials. CTAB-QD assemblies showed chiroptical activities, and their orange emission in combination with the blue emission of carbon dots was utilized as a ratiometric chiral... 

    Simple SPR-based colorimetric sensor to differentiate Mg2+ and Ca2+ in aqueous solutions

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 268 , 2022 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Amirjani, A ; Salehi, K ; Sadrnezhaad, S. K ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2022
    Abstract
    L-tryptophan functionalized AgNPs were successfully fabricated using a one-pot synthesis method and assessed as a colorimetric probe for rapid and accurate determination of Mg2+ ions. The developed sensor showed a selective response towards Mg2+ with no interference from Ca2+ in the wide concentration range of 1–200 µM. The sensor's response was optimized in the pH range of 9–10, which can be attributed to the protonation of amine groups and their interaction with Mg2+ ions. The stability and selectivity of the sensor were examined in different salt (NaCl) and other metal ions, respectively. The L-tryptophan-AgNPs sensor detected Mg2+ with the limit of detection of 3 µM, which is way lower... 

    Visual recognition of tryptophan enantiomers using chiral self assemblies of quantum DOTS

    , Article ACS Applied Nano Materials ; Volume 5, Issue 1 , 2022 , Pages 1460-1471 ; 25740970 (ISSN) Fahimi-Kashani, N ; Jafar Nezhad Ivrigh, Z ; Bigdeli, A ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Chemical Society  2022
    Abstract
    Discrimination of chiral targets is generally achieved with chiral nanomaterials. However, the limited number of intrinsic chiral nanostructures as well as their complex synthesis procedure has led to the production of chirality-induced nanomaterials as alternatives. Chirality can be induced in nanomaterials by either chirality transfer or the formation of chiral assemblies. Using the latter approach, in this work, we have provided chiral supramolecular assemblies of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) from achiral starting materials. CTAB-QD assemblies showed chiroptical activities, and their orange emission in combination with the blue emission of carbon dots was utilized as a ratiometric chiral...