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    Fabrication of a sensitive colorimetric nanosensor for determination of cysteine in human serum and urine samples based on magnetic-sulfur, nitrogen graphene quantum dots as a selective platform and Au nanoparticles

    , Article Talanta ; Volume 226 , 2021 ; 00399140 (ISSN) Afsharipour, R ; Dadfarnia, S ; Haji Shabani, A. M ; Kazemi, E ; Pedrini, A ; Verucchi, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2021
    Abstract
    A novel colorimetric nanosensor is reported for the selective and sensitive determination of cysteine using magnetic-sulfur, nitrogen graphene quantum dots (Fe3O4/S, N-GQDs), and gold nanoparticles (Au NPs). Thus, S, N-GQDs was firstly immobilized on Fe3O4 nanoparticles through its magnetization in the presence of Fe3+ in the alkali solution. The prepared Fe3O4/S, N-GQDs were dispersed in cysteine solution resulting in its quick adsorption on the surface of the Fe3O4/S, N-GQDs through hydrogen bonding interaction. Then, Au NPs solution was added to this mixture that after a short time, the color of Au NPs changed from red to blue, the intensity of surface plasmon resonance peak of Au NPs at... 

    Antibacterial silver nanoparticles in polyvinyl alcohol/sodium alginate blend produced by gamma irradiation

    , Article International Journal of Biological Macromolecules ; Volume 80 , 2015 , Pages 170-176 ; 01418130 (ISSN) Eghbalifam, N ; Frounchi, M ; Dadbin, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Polyvinyl alcohol/sodium alginate/nano silver (PVA/SA/Ag) composite films were made by solution casting method. Gamma irradiation was used to synthesize silver nanoparticles in situ via reduction of silver nitrate without using harmful chemical agents for biomedical applications. UV-vis and XRD results demonstrated that spherical silver nanoparticles were produced even at low irradiation dose of 5. kGy. By increasing irradiation dose, more nanoparticles were synthesized while no PVA hydrogel was formed up to 15. kGy. Also the size of nanoparticles was reduced with increasing gamma dose evidenced by higher release rate of silver nanoparticles in lukewarm water and SEM images. Comparing SEM... 

    Advances in skin regeneration: application of electrospun scaffolds

    , Article Advanced Healthcare Materials ; Volume 4, Issue 8 , 2015 , Pages 1114-1133 ; 21922640 (ISSN) Norouzi, M ; Boroujeni, S. M ; Omidvarkordshouli, N ; Soleimani, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Wiley-VCH Verlag  2015
    Abstract
    The paucity of cellular and molecular signals essential for normal wound healing makes severe dermatological ulcers stubborn to heal. The novel strategies of skin regenerative treatments are focused on the development of biologically responsive scaffolds accompanied by cells and multiple biomolecules resembling structural and biochemical cues of the natural extracellular matrix (ECM). Electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds provide similar architecture to the ECM leading to enhancement of cell adhesion, proliferation, migration and neo tissue formation. This Review surveys the application of biocompatible natural, synthetic and composite polymers to fabricate electrospun scaffolds as skin... 

    A comparative study of wound dressings loaded with silver sulfadiazine and silver nanoparticles: In vitro and in vivo evaluation

    , Article International Journal of Pharmaceutics ; Volume 564 , 2019 , Pages 350-358 ; 03785173 (ISSN) Mohseni, M ; Shamloo, A ; Aghababaie, Z ; Afjoul, H ; Abdi, S ; Moravvej, H ; Vossoughi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    Abstract
    In the current study, two series of antimicrobial dressings conjugated with silver sulfadiazine (SSD) and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were developed and evaluated for chronic wound healing. Highly porous polycaprolactone (PCL)/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) nanofibers were loaded with different concentrations of SSD or AgNPs and compared comprehensively in vitro and in vivo. SSD and AgNPs indicated a strong and equal antimicrobial activity against S. aureus. However, SSD had more toxicity against fibroblast cells over one week in vitro culture. An in vivo model of wound healing on male Wistar rats was developed with a full thickness wound. All the wound dressings indicated enough flexibility and... 

    Injectable chitosan/κ-carrageenan hydrogel designed with au nanoparticles: A conductive scaffold for tissue engineering demands

    , Article International Journal of Biological Macromolecules ; Volume 126 , 2019 , Pages 310-317 ; 01418130 (ISSN) Pourjavadi, A ; Doroudian, M ; Ahadpour, A ; Azari, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    Abstract
    Scaffolds for tissue engineering of specific sites such as cardiac, nerve, and bone tissues need a comprehensive design of three dimensional materials that covers all aspects of chemical composition and physical structures, required for regeneration of desired cells. Hydrogels, possessing highly hydrated and interconnected structures, are promising materials for tissue engineering applications. Improvement of an injectable hydrogel from biocompatible polysaccharides and poly‑N‑isopropyl acryl amide enriched with Au nanoparticles are the main goal of this study. Two main enhancements in this study are included mixture design of the components and addition of Au nanoparticles to access a... 

    Ag-doped magnetic metal organic framework as a novel nanostructured material for highly efficient antibacterial activity

    , Article Environmental Research ; Volume 188 , 2020 Rahmati, Z ; Abdi, J ; Vossoughi, M ; Alemzadeh, I ; Sharif University of Technology
    Academic Press Inc  2020
    Abstract
    In the last decades, numerous attempts have been made to prevent microbial pollution spreading, using antibacterial agents. Zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) belongs to a subgroup of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) merits of attention due to the zinc ion clusters and its effective antibacterial activity. In this work, Ag-doped magnetic microporous γ-Fe2O3@SiO2@ZIF-8-Ag (FSZ-Ag) was successfully synthesized by a facile methodology in room temperature and used as an antibacterial agent against the growth of the Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Several characterization methods were applied to analyze the properties of the materials, and the... 

    Fabrication of carboxymethyl chitosan/poly(ε-caprolactone)/doxorubicin/nickel ferrite core-shell fibers for controlled release of doxorubicin against breast cancer

    , Article Carbohydrate Polymers ; Volume 257 , 2021 ; 01448617 (ISSN) Abasalta, M ; Asefnejad, A ; Khorasani, M. T ; Saadatabadi, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    The coaxial electrospinning for producing core-shell nanofibers due to control the release profile of drug by the shell layer has been developed. N-carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC)-polyvinyl alcohol (core)/poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) (shell) nanofibers were produced via coaxial electrospinning. Doxorubicin (DOX) and nickel ferrite nanoparticles were incorporated into the nanofibers for controlled release of DOX against MCF-7 breast cancer. The minimum CMC/PCL fiber diameter was found to be 300 nm by optimizing of three variables including voltage to distance ratio (1.5–2.5 kV/cm), CMC concentration (4−6 wt.%) and PCL concentration (8−12 wt.%). The synthesized core-shell fibers were characterized... 

    Fabrication of carboxymethyl chitosan/poly(ε-caprolactone)/doxorubicin/nickel ferrite core-shell fibers for controlled release of doxorubicin against breast cancer

    , Article Carbohydrate Polymers ; Volume 257 , 2021 ; 01448617 (ISSN) Abasalta, M ; Asefnejad, A ; Khorasani, M. T ; Saadatabadi, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    The coaxial electrospinning for producing core-shell nanofibers due to control the release profile of drug by the shell layer has been developed. N-carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC)-polyvinyl alcohol (core)/poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) (shell) nanofibers were produced via coaxial electrospinning. Doxorubicin (DOX) and nickel ferrite nanoparticles were incorporated into the nanofibers for controlled release of DOX against MCF-7 breast cancer. The minimum CMC/PCL fiber diameter was found to be 300 nm by optimizing of three variables including voltage to distance ratio (1.5–2.5 kV/cm), CMC concentration (4−6 wt.%) and PCL concentration (8−12 wt.%). The synthesized core-shell fibers were characterized... 

    SPR-based assay kit for rapid determination of Pb2+

    , Article Analytica Chimica Acta ; Volume 1220 , 2022 ; 00032670 (ISSN) Amirjani, A ; Kamani, P ; Madaah Hosseini, H. R ; Sadrnezhaad, S. K ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2022
    Abstract
    A recyclable optical nanosensor was developed by immobilizing L-tyrosine functionalized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate for rapid determination of Pb2+ ions. At first, the L-tyrosine functionalized AgNPs were assessed in the solution phase; the response time was lower than 15 s, and a limit of detection lower than 9 nM was obtained in the dynamic range of 1–1000 nM. For fabrication of the optical assay kit, the design of experiment (DOE) was used to optimize the immobilization efficiency of the nanoparticles on PET films by studying AgNO3 concentration and pH as two crucial parameters. The assay kit in optimal conditions showed a sharp localized... 

    Multilayered mesoporous composite nanostructures for highly sensitive label-free quantification of cardiac troponin-i

    , Article Biosensors ; Volume 12, Issue 5 , 2022 ; 20796374 (ISSN) Saeidi, M ; Amidian, M. A ; Sheybanikashani, S ; Mahdavi, H ; Alimohammadi, H ; Syedmoradi, L ; Mohandes, F ; Zarrabi, A ; Tamjid, E ; Omidfar, K ; Simchi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    MDPI  2022
    Abstract
    Cardiac troponin-I (cTnI) is a well-known biomarker for the diagnosis and control of acute myocardial infarction in clinical practice. To improve the accuracy and reliability of cTnI electrochemical immunosensors, we propose a multilayer nanostructure consisting of Fe3O4-COOH labeled anti-cTnI monoclonal antibody (Fe3O4-COOH-Ab1 ) and anti-cTnI polyclonal antibody (Ab2 ) conjugated on Au-Ag nanoparticles (NPs) decorated on a metal–organic framework (Au-Ag@ZIF-67-Ab2 ). In this design, Fe3O4-COOH was used for separation of cTnI in specimens and signal amplification, hierarchical porous ZIF-67 extremely enhanced the specific surface area, and Au-Ag NPs synergically promoted the conductivity... 

    Fabrication localized surface plasmon resonance sensor chip of gold nanoparticles and detection lipase-osmolytes interaction

    , Article Applied Surface Science ; Vol. 314, issue , 2014 , Pages 138-144 ; ISSN: 01694332 Ghodselahi, T ; Hoornam, S ; Vesaghi, M. A ; Ranjbar, B ; Azizi, A ; Mobasheri, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Co-deposition of RF-sputtering and RF-PECVD from acetylene gas and Au target were used to prepare sensor chip of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs). Deposition conditions were optimized to reach a Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) sensor chip of Au NPs with particle size less than 10 nm. The RF power was set at 180 W and the initial gas pressure was set at 0.035 mbar. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) images and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) data were used to investigate particles size and surface morphology of LSPR sensor chip. The Au and C content of the LSPR sensor chip of Au NPs was obtained from X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H)... 

    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... 

    Pd-Au nanoparticle decorated carbon nanotube as a sensing layer on the surface of glassy carbon electrode for electrochemical determination of ceftazidime

    , Article Materials Science and Engineering C ; Vol. 34, issue. 1 , 2014 , pp. 318-325 ; ISSN: 09284931 Shahrokhian, S ; Salimian, R ; Rastgar, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    A simple electrodeposition method is employed to construct a thin film modifier of palladium-gold nanoparticles (Pd-AuNPs) decorated multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) on the surface of glassy carbon electrode (GCE). Morphology and property of Pd-AuNPs-MWCNT have been examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Electrochemical performance of Pd-AuNPs-MWCNT/GCE for detection of ceftazidime (CFZ) has been investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV). This nanostructured film modified electrode effectively exhibited enhanced properties for detection of ceftazidime (CFZ). The effects of various experimental variables such as, the amount of casted MWCNT,... 

    Nickel hydroxide nanoparticles-reduced graphene oxide nanosheets film: Layer-by-layer electrochemical preparation, characterization and rifampicin sensory application

    , Article Talanta ; Vol. 119 , 2014 , pp. 156-163 ; ISSN: 00399140 Rastgar, S ; Shahrokhian, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Electrochemical deposition, as a well-controlled synthesis procedure, has been used for subsequently layer-by-layer preparation of nickel hydroxide nanoparticle-reduced graphene oxide nanosheets (Ni(OH)2-RGO) on a graphene oxide (GO) film pre-cast on a glassy carbon electrode surface. The surface morphology and nature of the nano-hybrid film (Ni(OH)2-RGO) was thoroughly characterized by scanning electron and atomic force microscopy, spectroscopy and electrochemical techniques. The modified electrode appeared as an effective electro-catalytic model for analysis of rifampicin (RIF) by using linear sweep voltammetry (LSV). The prepared modified electrode exhibited a distinctly higher activity... 

    Thermal conductivity of mixed nanofluids under controlled pH conditions

    , Article International Journal of Thermal Sciences ; Volume 74 , 2013 , Pages 63-71 ; 12900729 (ISSN) Iranidokht, V ; Hamian, S ; Mohammadi, N ; Shafii, M. B ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Just a few investigations have been conducted to study the mixed nanofluids(MNs), which contain more than one type of nanoparticles, despite considerable advances in the field of nanofluids thermal conductivity. In present research, by combining different volume fractions of various nanoparticles, the variation of mixed nanofluids thermal conductivity was considered. The mentioned nanofluids have different fabrication cost. First, the effect of each specific nanoparticle presence in the base fluid on the thermal conductivity of nanofluid was surveyed both experimentally and theoretically. Then, the thermal conductivities of two MNs, one consisted of a metallic nanoparticle (high thermal... 

    Laser induced surface processing with gold nanoparticle arrays embedded in a transparent matrix

    , Article Nano ; Volume 8, Issue 1 , January , 2013 ; 17932920 (ISSN) Askari, A. A ; Bahrampour, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Gold nanoparticles are widely used as high efficient photon-thermal energy converters in a broad range of applications. This paper presents a theoretical investigation on using the optothermal properties of gold nanoparticle arrays to generate nanoscale molten and rubbery regions on the surface of an amorphous polymeric film. Nanoparticles are assumed to be embedded in a transparent silica layer and illuminated with a 7.5 ns pulsed laser at 532 nm. Simulation results are presented for systems with single gold nanoparticles, dimers and chains. Both electromagnetic and thermal interaction between nanoparticles are found to be important factors in determining the result of surface processing.... 

    Iodine-131 radiolabeling of poly ethylene glycol-coated gold nanorods for in vivo imaging

    , Article Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals ; Volume 56, Issue 1 , 2013 , Pages 12-16 ; 03624803 (ISSN) Eskandari, N ; Yavari, K ; Outokesh, M ; Sadjadi, S ; Ahmadi, S. J ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Gold nanorods (GNRs) can be used in various biomedical applications; however, very little is known about their in vivo tissue distribution by radiolabeling. Here, we have developed a rapid and simple method with high yield and without disturbing their optical properties for radiolabeling of gold rods with iodine-131 in order to track in vivo tissue uptake of GNRs after systemic administration by biodistribution analysis and γ-imaging. Following intravenous injection into rat, PEGylated GNRs have much longer blood circulation times. We have developed a rapid and simple method for radiolabeling of gold rods with iodine-131 in order to track in vivo tissue uptake of gold nanorods after systemic... 

    Theoretical analysis of polymeric and crystalline thick films melting with a single gold nanoparticle embedded in a transparent matrix under nanosecond pulsed laser excitation

    , Article Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics ; Volume 45, Issue 47 , 2012 ; 00223727 (ISSN) Rahimi, L ; Bahrampour, A. R ; Pepe, G. P ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    Optothermal properties of noble metal nanoparticles can be used in a wide range of applications. This paper presents the results of a theoretical study on the utilization of laser-induced heating of a gold nanoparticle (GNP) to melt a region of a transparent material with sub-wavelength spatial resolution. The considered system consists of a 10 or 15nm diameter GNP fixed inside a silica substrate. The silica surface is covered with a thick film of the transparent polymeric or crystalline material. The heating and melting processes are studied under a 7.5ns pulsed laser illumination. Calculations are conducted under three temperature limits, on the maximum temperature of the free electrons,... 

    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... 

    Application of silver nanoparticles and principal component-artificial neural network models for simultaneous determination of levodopa and benserazide hydrochloride by a kinetic spectrophotometric method

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 82, Issue 1 , November , 2011 , Pages 25-30 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Tashkhourian, J ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Khodaveisi, J ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    A multicomponent analysis method based on principal component analysis-artificial neural network model (PC-ANN) is proposed for the simultaneous determination of levodopa (LD) and benserazide hydrochloride (BH). The method is based on the reaction of levodopa and benserazide hydrochloride with silver nitrate as an oxidizing agent in the presence of PVP and formation of silver nanoparticles. The reaction monitored at analytical wavelength 440 nm related to surface plasmon resonance band of silver nanoparticles. Differences in the kinetic behavior of the levodopa and benserazide hydrochloride were exploited by using principal component analysis, an artificial neural network (PC-ANN) to resolve...