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    Rapid and simultaneous determination of tetracycline and cefixime antibiotics by mean of gold nanoparticles-screen printed gold electrode and chemometrics tools

    , Article Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation ; Vol. 47, Issue. 1 , 2014 , pp. 145-149 ; ISSN: 02632241 Asadollahi-Baboli, M ; Mani-Varnosfaderani, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    The screen-printed gold electrode (SPGE) modified with the formation of self-assembly monolayer (SAM) of cysteine (Cys) on gold-nanoparticles (Au nano) was utilized for rapid and simultaneous determination of tetracycline and cefixime antibiotics by square wave voltammetry (SWV). Electrochemical investigation and characterization of the modified electrode was achieved using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). A principal component artificial neural network (PCANN) with three layer back-propagation network was utilized for the analysis of the voltammogram data. It is possible to simultaneously determine the tetracycline and cefixime concentrations in the ranges of... 

    Useful multivariate kinetic analysis: Size determination based on cystein-induced aggregation of gold nanoparticles

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 115 , 2013 , Pages 588-594 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Rabbani, F ; Nezhad, M. R. H ; Abdollahi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    This study describes spectrometric monitored kinetic processes to determine the size of citrate-capped Au nanoparticles (Au NPs) based on aggregation induced by L-cysteine (L-Cys) as a molecular linker. The Au NPs association process is thoroughly dependent on pH, concentration and size of nanoparticles. Size dependency of aggregation inspirits to determine the average diameters of Au NPs. For this aim the procedure is achieved in aqueous medium at pH 7 (phosphate buffer), and multivariate data including kinetic spectra of Au NPs are collected during aggregation process. Subsequently partial least squares (PLS) modeling is carried out analyzing the obtained data. The model is built on the... 

    NMR based metabonomics study on celiac disease in the blood serum

    , Article Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench ; Volume 6, Issue 4 , 2013 , Pages 190-194 ; 20082258 (ISSN) Fathi, F ; Ektefa, F ; Arefi Oskouie, A ; Rostami, K ; Rezaei Tavirani, M ; Mohammad Alizadeh, A. H ; Tafazzoli, M ; Rostami Nejad, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Aim: The aim of this study is to look for the proper methods that would be a major step towards untreated CD diagnosis and seek the metabolic biomarkers causes of CD and compare them to control group. Background: Celiac disease (CD) is a common autoimmune disorder that is not easily diagnosed using the clinical tests. Patients and methods: Thirty cases and 30 controls were entered into this study. Metabolic profiling was obtained using proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1HNMR) to seek metabolites that are helpful for the detection of CD. Classification of CD and healthy subject was done using random forest (RF). Results: The obtained classification model showed an 89% correct... 

    Interactions of coinage metal clusters with histidine and their effects on histidine acidity; Theoretical investigation

    , Article Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry ; Volume 10, Issue 47 , Oct , 2012 , Pages 9373-9382 ; 14770520 (ISSN) Javan, M. J ; Jamshidi, Z ; Tehrani, Z. A ; Fattahi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    Understanding the nature of interaction between metal nanoparticles and biomolecules such as amino acids is important in the development and design of biosensors. In this paper, binding of M3 clusters (M = Au, Ag and Cu) with neutral and anionic forms of histidine amino acid was studied using density functional theory (DFT-B3LYP). It was found that the interaction of histidine with M3 clusters is governed by two major bonding factors: (a) the anchoring N-M and O-M bonds and (b) the nonconventional N-H⋯M and O-H⋯M hydrogen bonds. The nature of these chemical bonds has been investigated based on quantum theory of atoms in molecules (QTAIM) and natural bond orbital (NBO) analyses. In the next... 

    Nontoxic concentrations of PEGylated graphene nanoribbons for selective cancer cell imaging and photothermal therapy

    , Article Journal of Materials Chemistry ; Volume 22, Issue 38 , 2012 , Pages 20626-20633 ; 09599428 (ISSN) Akhavan, O ; Ghaderi, E ; Emamy, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    Reduced graphene oxide nanoribbons functionalized by amphiphilic polyethylene glycol (rGONR-PEG) were applied to attach arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD)-based peptide and cyanine dye 3 (cy3) for targeting ανβ3 integrin receptors on human glioblastoma cell line U87MG and its selective fluorescence imaging, respectively. The rGONR-PEG suspension with a concentration of 100 μg mL -1 showed ∼14 and 2.4-fold higher near infrared (NIR) absorption at 808 nm than GONR (with dimensions of ∼80 nm × 1 μm) and rGO-PEG sheets (with lateral dimensions of ∼2 μm), respectively. The rGONR-PEG-cy3-RGD exhibited highly efficient NIR photothermal therapy performance (concentrations ≥1.0 μg mL-1 resulted in... 

    Spectrophotometric determination of glutathione and cysteine based on aggregation of colloidal gold nanoparticles

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 19, Issue 3 , June , 2012 , Pages 958-963 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Seyedhosseini, E ; Robatjazi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    We report herein the development of a highly sensitive colorimetric method for the determination of cysteine and glutathione, based on aggregation of the citrate capped gold nanoparticles (Au NPs). This was exploited from high affinity of low-molecular-weight aminothiols towards the Au NPs surface, which could induce displacement of the citrate shell by the thiolate shell of target molecules, resulting in aggregation of the NPs through intermolecular electrostatic interaction or hydrogen-bonding. As a result of aggregation, which can be affected by the ionic strength, pH and concentration of Au NPs, the plasmon band at around 521 nm decreases gradually, along with formation of a new red... 

    Interactions of glutathione tripeptide with gold cluster: Influence of intramolecular hydrogen bond on complexation behavior

    , Article Journal of Physical Chemistry A ; Volume 116, Issue 17 , 2012 , Pages 4338-4347 ; 10895639 (ISSN) Tehrani, Z. A ; Jamshidi, Z ; Javan, M. J ; Fattahi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    Understanding the nature of the interaction between metal nanoparticles and biomolecules has been important in the development and design of sensors. In this paper, structural, electronic, and bonding properties of the neutral and anionic forms of glutathione tripeptide (GSH) complexes with a Au 3 cluster were studied using the DFT-B3LYP with 6-31+G**-LANL2DZ mixed basis set. Binding of glutathione with the gold cluster is governed by two different kinds of interactions: Auâ€"X (X = N, O, and S) anchoring bond and Au··•·•H-X nonconventional hydrogen bonding. The influence of the intramolecular hydrogen bonding of glutathione on the interaction of this peptide with the gold cluster has been... 

    Synthesis and characterization of Ce-TZP/Al 2O 3 nanocomposites prepared via aqueous combustion

    , Article Journal of Alloys and Compounds ; Volume 514 , February , 2012 , Pages 150-156 ; 09258388 (ISSN) Asadirad, M ; Yoozbashizadeh, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    Nanocomposites of Ce-TZP/Al 2O 3 were synthesized by aqueous combustion, and urea, ammonium acetate and glycine were used as mixtures of fuels with the corresponding metal nitrates. Thermodynamic modeling was conducted to anticipate the effect of the alumina content on the exothermicity of the combustion procedure. The thermodynamic properties of the combustion reaction indicated that as the alumina content increased, the amount of gases produced during the reaction increased with a decrease in the adiabatic temperature. Furthermore, to reduce the particle size of the powders, a series of combustion reactions were performed to optimize the fuel composition and alumina content. Ce 0.1Zr 0.9O... 

    Ultrasonic-assisted synthesis of magnetite based MRI contrast agent using cysteine as the biocapping coating

    , Article Materials Chemistry and Physics ; Volume 131, Issue 1-2 , 2011 , Pages 170-177 ; 02540584 (ISSN) Ahmadi, R ; Malek, M ; Hosseini, H. R. M ; Shokrgozar, M. A ; Oghabian, M. A ; Masoudi, A ; Gu, N ; Zhang, Y ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    Magnetite nanoparticles (mean particle size ranging from 10 to 20 nm) were prepared by a biomoleculeassisted solution-phase approach under ultrasonic irradiation. Cysteine was used as the capping agent in the solution. The results show that cysteine could be an efficient biocapping agent in producing Fe3O4 nanoparticles. The crystal structure and magnetic properties of the nanoparticles were characterized by XRD and VSM techniques, respectively. FT-IR was used to investigate the presence of cysteine on the nanoparticles surface. The influence of pH value of the solution on the size distribution and hydrodynamic size of nanoparticles were studied by TEM and DLS methods, respectively. The MTT... 

    The effect of cysteine on electrodeposition of gold nanoparticle

    , Article Materials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology ; Volume 176, Issue 16 , 2011 , Pages 1307-1312 ; 09215107 (ISSN) Dolati, A ; Imanieh, I ; Salehi, F ; Farahani, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    The most applications of gold nanoparticles are in the photo-electronical accessories and bio-chemical sensors. Chloride solution with cysteine additive was used as electrolyte in gold nanoparticles electrodeposition. The nucleation and growing mechanism were studied by electrochemical techniques such as cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry, in order to obtain a suitable nano structure. The deposition mechanism was determined as instantaneous nucleation and the dimension of particles was controlled in nanometric particle size range. Atomic Force Microscope was used to evaluate the effect of cysteine on the morphology and topography of gold nanoparticles. Finally the catalytic property of... 

    RETRACTED ARTICLE: Study of stabilities of L-cysteine and L-methionine with divalent metal ions: A comparison of thermodynamic data

    , Article 5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2011 ; 2011 ; 9781424450893 (ISBN) Sajadi, S. A. A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    The acidity and stability constants of M-Met (M: M2+; Met 1: L-methionine) complexes, determined by potentiometric pH titrations, were used to make a comparative investigation with L-cysteine (Cys). It is shown that regarding to M ion - binding properties vital differences on complex bilding were considered. It is demonstrated, that in M-Met complexes, M ion is coordinated to the carboxyl group, M ion is also able to build macrochelate over amine group. The upmentioned results demonstrate that for M-Met complex the stability constants is also largly determined by the affinity of Cu2+ for amino group but in opposite to Met, some metal ions such as Co2+, Cu2+, and Zn2+ build with Cys 2... 

    Influence of Substrate, Additives, and Pulse Parameters on Electrodeposition of Gold Nanoparticles from Potassium Dicyanoaurate

    , Article Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science ; Volume 46, Issue 6 , December , 2015 , Pages 2584-2592 ; 10735615 (ISSN) Vahdatkhah, P ; Sadrnezhaad, S. K ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Boston  2015
    Abstract
    Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) of less than 50 nm diameter were electrodeposited from cyanide solution by pulsating electric current on modified copper and indium tin oxide (ITO) films coated on glass. Morphology, size, and composition of the deposited AuNPs were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, and field emission scanning electron microscopy. Effects of peak current density, pulse frequency, potassium iodide and cysteine on grain size, and morphology of the AuNPs were determined. Experiments showed that cathode current efficiency increases with the pulse frequency and the iodide ion. Size of the AuNPs increased with the current density. The number of... 

    Hydrogen separation through LSF-perovskite membrane prepared by chelating method

    , Article Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering ; Volume 22 , January , 2015 , Pages 483-488 ; 18755100 (ISSN) Ghanbari, B ; Ghasemi, F ; Ganji Babakhani, E ; Taheri, Z ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier  2015
    Abstract
    La0.3Sr0.7FeO3-δ (LSF) perovskite was prepared according to two methods: (1) applying new phenolic derivative of serine amino acid (L) as chelating agent, and (2) in absence of L as ligand-free perovskite (LFP). The newly prepared aminophenolic ligand L was fully characterized by 1H and 13C NMR, IR as well as elemental analysis while the LSF perovskite samples were characterized using the IR spectra, powder x-ray diffraction (PXRD) patterns, and SEM micrographs. The PXRD pattern obtained for the perovskite prepared by L (PPP) indicated on the presence of pure perovskite phase. The hydrogen permeation through PPP and LFP membranes with thickness of 1.0mm were measured as a function of... 

    Partitioning of l-lysine monohydrochloride in aqueous two-phase systems of poly(ethylene glycol) and dipotassium hydrogen phosphate or trisodium citrate 5-hydrate

    , Article Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data ; Volume 55, Issue 9 , 2010 , Pages 3005-3009 ; 00219568 (ISSN) Mirsiaghi, M ; Pazuki, G ; Vossoughi, M ; Alemzadeh, I ; Sharif University of Technology
    2010
    Abstract
    The partition constants of l-lysine HCl were measured in polymer-salt aqueous two-phase systems. These systems contain poly(ethylene glycol) with a nominal molecular weight of 4000 or 10000 and two different salts (dipotassium hydrogen phosphate or trisodium citrate 5-hydrate). The experimental data were obtained at temperatures of (293.15, 298.15, and 303.15) K. The effects of temperature, pH, polymer and salt concentrations, polymer molecular weight, and salt type on the partitioning of l-lysine HCl were also studied. The results showed that salt concentration has a significant effect on the partition constant while temperature has less effect. The Diamond and Hsu model was used to... 

    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... 

    Synthesis of folate-modified, polyethylene glycol-functionalized gold nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery

    , Article Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology ; Volume 31, Issue 4 , 2010 , Pages 492-500 ; 01932691 (ISSN) Asadishad, B ; Vosoughi, M ; Alamzadeh, I ; Tavakoli, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    The chemical synthesis and in vitro drug delivery response of folate-modified, polyethylene glycol-functionalized gold nanoparticles were studied. Lysine-capped gold nanoparticles were first prepared. Subsequently, the widely used anticancer agent doxorubicin (DOX) was successfully attached to the surface of folate-modified, polyethylene glycol-functionalized gold nanoparticles. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were used to confirm the functionalization and conjugation steps in the chemical synthesis. The DOX-loading efficiency determined by UV-vis spectrometer was 80%. Drug release experiments displayed a controlled-release behavior... 

    NMR- and GC/MS-based metabolomics of sulfur mustard exposed individuals: a pilot study

    , Article Biomarkers ; Volume 21, Issue 6 , 2016 , Pages 479-489 ; 1354750X (ISSN) Nobakht, B. F ; Aliannejad, R ; Rezaei Tavirani, M ; Arefi Oskouie, A ; Naseri, M. T ; Parastar, H ; Aliakbarzadeh, G ; Fathi, F ; Taheri, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Taylor and Francis Ltd 
    Abstract
    Sulfur Mustard (SM) is a potent alkylating agent and its effects on cells and tissues are varied and complex. Due to limitations in the diagnostics of sulfur mustard exposed individuals (SMEIs) by noninvasive approaches, there is a great necessity to develop novel techniques and biomarkers for this condition. We present here the first nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) metabolic profiling of serum from and healthy controls to identify novel biomarkers in blood serum for better diagnostics. Of note, SMEIs were exposed to SM 30 years ago and that differences between two groups could still be found. Pathways in which differences between SMEIs and... 

    Effective surface modification of MnFe2O4@SiO2@PMIDA magnetic nanoparticles for rapid and high-density antibody immobilization

    , Article Applied Surface Science ; Volume 426 , 2017 , Pages 1023-1029 ; 01694332 (ISSN) Rashid, Z ; Soleimani, M ; Ghahremanzadeh, R ; Vossoughi, M ; Esmaeili, E ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    The present study is aimed at the synthesis of MnFe2O4@SiO2@PMIDA in terms of highly efficient sensing platform for anti-prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) immobilization. Superparamagnetic manganese ferrite nanoparticles were synthesized following co-precipitation method and then SiO2 shell was coated on the magnetic core with tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) through a silanization reaction to prevent oxidation, agglomeration and, increase the density of OH groups on the surface of MnFe2O4. Subsequently, MnFe2O4@SiO2@PMIDA obtained as a result of the reaction between N-(phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid (PMIDA) and MnFe2O4@SiO2. The reactive carboxyl groups on the surface of magnetic... 

    Development of a novel nano-sized anti-VEGFA nanobody with enhanced physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties

    , Article Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology ; 2017 , Pages 1-13 ; 21691401 (ISSN) Khodabakhsh, F ; Norouzian, D ; Vaziri, B ; Ahangari Cohan, R ; Sardari, S ; Mahboudi, F ; Behdani, M ; Mansouri, K ; Mehdizadeh, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Since physiological and pathological processes occur at nano-environments, nanotechnology has considered as an efficient tool for designing of next generation specific biomolecules with enhanced pharmacodynamic and pharmacodynamic properties. In the current investigation, by control of the size and hydrodynamic volume at the nanoscale, for the first time, physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties of an anti-VEGFA nanobody was remarkably improved by attachment of a Proline-Alanine-Serine (PAS) rich sequence. The results elucidated unexpected impressive effects of PAS sequence on physicochemical properties especially on size, hydrodynamics radius, and even solubility of nanobody. CD... 

    Effect of Cysteine Substitutions on the Structural and Magnetic Properties of Fe3O4–Cysteine/RGO and Fe3O4/RGO–Cysteine Nanocomposites

    , Article Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism ; 2018 ; 15571939 (ISSN) Sahebalzamani, H ; Mehrani, K ; Madaah Hosseini, H. R ; Zare, K ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer New York LLC  2018
    Abstract
    We synthesized by electrostatic self-assembly route in basic solution Fe3O4–cysteine/RGO and Fe3O4/RGO–cysteine nanocomposites. In this method, electrostatic interaction was created via negatively charged surface of the reduced graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide–cysteine sheets and positively charged surface of the Fe3O4 and Fe3O4–Cys nanoparticles in aqueous solution. The structural and magnetic properties of the prepared samples were analyzed by x-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), respectively. The dependences of magnetization as a function of...