Low-Cost Synthesis of Smart Biocompatible Graphene Oxide Reduced Species by Means of GFP

Nerina Armata, Fabrizio Lo Celso, Paolo Colombo, Nerina Armata, Flavio Pendolino, Tiziana Masullo, Fabrizio Lo Celso, Fabrizio Lo Celso, Angela Cuttitta, Fabrizio Lo Celso, Salvatore Mazzola, Angela Cuttitta, Paolo Colombo, Salvatore Mazzola

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The aim of this work is focused on the engineering of biocompatible complex systems composed of an inorganic and bio part. Graphene oxide (GO) and/or graphite oxide (GtO) were taken into account as potential substrates to the linkage of the protein such as Anemonia sulcata recombinant green fluorescent protein (rAsGFP). The complex system is obtained through a reduction process between GO/GtO and rAsGFP archiving an environmentally friendly biosynthesis. Spectroscopic measurements support the formation of reduced species. In particular, photoluminescence shows a change in the activity of the protein when a bond is formed, highlighted by a loss of the maximum emission signal of rAsGFP and a redshift of the maximum absorption peak of the GO/GtO species. Moreover, the hemolysis assay reveals a lower value in the presence of less oxidized graphene species providing evidence for a biocompatible material. This singular aspect can be approached as a promising method for circulating pharmaceutical preparations via intravenous administration in the field of drug delivery.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)462-473
Numero di pagine12
RivistaApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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