Molecules 2013, 18(5), 5993-6007; doi:10.3390/molecules18055993
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Anionic Calixarene-Capped Silver Nanoparticles Show Species-Dependent Binding to Serum Albumins

1,2, 1, 2, 3 and 1,2,* email
Received: 28 February 2013; in revised form: 25 April 2013 / Accepted: 9 May 2013 / Published: 21 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Calixarenes and Resorcinarenes)
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Abstract: The anionic calixarenes para-sulphonatocalix[4]arene and 1,3-di-Ophosphonatocalix[ 4]arene, have been used to cap silver nanoparticles. The binding of these functional particles with regard to various serum albumins (bovine serum albumin, human serum albumin, porcine serum albumin and sheep serum albumin) has been studied by variable temperature fluorescence spectroscopy. The quenching of the fluorescence of the proteins was shown to vary as a function of the anionic calixarene capping molecule and also as a function of the origin of the serum albumin. It is thus possible to discriminate between the different species.
Keywords: calixarenes; molecular recognition; serum albumins; species dependence
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Tauran, Y.; Brioude, A.; Kim, B.; Perret, F.; Coleman, A.W. Anionic Calixarene-Capped Silver Nanoparticles Show Species-Dependent Binding to Serum Albumins. Molecules 2013, 18, 5993-6007.

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Tauran Y, Brioude A, Kim B, Perret F, Coleman AW. Anionic Calixarene-Capped Silver Nanoparticles Show Species-Dependent Binding to Serum Albumins. Molecules. 2013; 18(5):5993-6007.

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Tauran, Yannick; Brioude, Arnaud; Kim, Beomjoon; Perret, Florent; Coleman, Anthony W. 2013. "Anionic Calixarene-Capped Silver Nanoparticles Show Species-Dependent Binding to Serum Albumins." Molecules 18, no. 5: 5993-6007.

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