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Surface nanostructuring of quartz glass in the presence of Rhodococcus actinobacteria

Antsiferov, V. N. and Porozova, S. E. and Ivshina, I. B. and Rychkova, M. I. and Pimenova, N. V. and Karmanov, V. I. (2008) Surface nanostructuring of quartz glass in the presence of Rhodococcus actinobacteria. Nanotechnologies in Russia, Volume 3 (9-10). pp. 622-632.

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We describe key stages in the development of a genosensor-based bioanalytical complex capable of functioning in a micro/nanofluidic system (MNFS), which is intended for detecting damaging agents in liquid media. Using the LIGA technology, we have developed an MNFS with a channel width of a few microns or more. Methods of (i) processing microfluid channels for positioning bacterial cells-genosensors and (ii) detecting fluorescent signals in a microfluid module are developed. A search for promoters ensuring the response of genosensor structures to a broad range of damaging factors of the external environment is carried out using a bioinformatics approach (based on GenSensor database). An experimental genosensor has been constructed based on the dps gene promoter of E. coli and the pRS-GFPvaa vector plasmid. It is shown that an E. coli/pDps-gfp genosensor in a microfluid module responds by GFPvaa protein synthesis to the presence of oxidative stress agents and agents capable of penetrating membranes in the same range of concentrations as those outside the module.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
ID Code:2054
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:19 Dec 2008 13:10
Last Modified:01 Feb 2009 20:01

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