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Bioinspired systems applied on the interaction and sensing studies of xanthene derivatives

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Pedro Henrique Benites Aoki
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: Bauru. 2015-06-17.
Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências. Bauru
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Advisor: Carlos José Leopoldo Constantino

In this we have present two patheays of work. The first one brought the results of the phospholipid immobilization as thin films (nanometer thickness) by using the Layer-by-Layer (dipping and spray) and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) techniques. The main goals were to: i) optimize the thin film growth toward different molecular architectures; ii) explore the efficiency of these different molecular architectures to detect xanthenes derivatives in diluted water solutions; iii) investigate the influence of phospholipids matrices for the immobilization of enzymes in the design of biosensors. In the second pathway, we have addressed the interaction study between the xanthene erythrosine and Langmuir films and giant unilamellar vesicles (GUV) as mimetic systems of biological membrane. Significantly different molecular architectures were obtained depending on the technique used in the growth of the films (LB, dipping-and-spray-LbL). These different molecular architectures have shown to be essential for the response of the sensing units and, therefore, to the discrimination of the solutions. In addition, matrices composed by phospholipid films were proved be superior for the immobilization of enzymes in the design of biosensors, possibly due to a more biologically friendly environment to adsorb biomolecules. Interactions were observed between the the xanthene erythorosine and the lipid membrane, especially when composed by unsaturated phospholipids. The effects of lipid oxidation in GUV, generated by the xanthene photo-activation, were assigned to the interaction between singlet oxygen and unsaturations of phospholipid chains (AU)