Communications 2011 2012

Joint publications of COST Action teams

Rico F, Oshima A, Hinterdorfer P, Fujiyoshi Y, Scheuring S.
J Mol Biol. 2011 Sep 9;412(1):72-9. Epub 2011 Jul 23.

Nanomechanical characterization of stiffness of eye lens cells: a pilot study.

A. Hozic, F. Rico, A. Colom, N. Buzhynskyy, S. Scheuring

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 53 (2012) 2151-2156.

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Others articles

1/f^alpha noise in the dynamic force spectroscopy curves signals the occurrence of biorecognition 
    A.R. Bizzarri, S. Cannistraro  PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 2013 in press (available here
Nanomechanics and Sodium Permeability of Endothelial Surface Layer Modulated by Hawthorn Extract WS 1442 Wladimir Peters, Verena Drueppel, Kristina Kusche-Vihrog, Carola Schubert, Hans Oberleithner, PLoS ONE | 1 January 2012 | Volume 7 | Issue 1 | e29972 

Two barriers for sodium in vascular endothelium? HANS OBERLEITHNER,  Annals of Medicine, 2012; Early Online: 1–6

Atomic force microscopy characterization of silver nanoparticles interactions with marine diatom cells and extracellular polymeric substance / G. Pletikapić, V. Žutić, I.  Vinković Vrček, V. Svetličić, J. Mol. Recognit., (2012), DOI: 10.1002/jmr.2177

* Polymer Networks Produced by Marine Diatoms in the Northern Adriatic Sea      /    V. Svetličić, V. Žutić, T. Mišić Radić, G. Pletikapić, A. Hozić Zimmermann, and R. Urbani,  . Marine Drugs, 9 (2011) 666-679.

Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping of Marine Diatom in Seawater Using Peak Force Tapping AFMG. Pletikapić, A. Berquand, T. Mišić Radić, and V. Svetličić, . Journal of Phycology, in press.

* Adhesive-free colloidal probes for nanoscale force measurements: Production and characterization

Indrieri, M.; Podesta, A.; Bongiorno, G.; Marchesi, D.; Milani, P., Review of Scientific Instruments 2011, 82 (2), 023708-11.

* Fluorescence and atomic force microscopy imaging of wall teichoic acids in Lactobacillus plantarum  /  Andre, Deghorain, va Swam, Kleerebezem, Hols and Dufrêne

ACS Chem. Biol., 6 (2011°, 366-376

*  Effect of Antimicrobial Peptide-Amide: Indolicin on Biological Membranes  /  Végh, Nagy, Balint, Kerényi, Rakhely, Varo and Szegletes

Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Vol 2011 (2011) ID 670589, 6 pages doi: 10.1155/2011/670589

* Forces guiding assembly of light-harvesting complex 2 in native membranes

Lu-Ning Liu, Katia Duquesne, Filipp Oesterhelt, James N. Sturgis, and Simon Scheuring (2011)       pdf

JMR Special Issue

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Artificial and Natural Membranes by György Váró and Zsolt Szegletes

Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary


Atomic Force Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Recognition

Editor(s):  Salvatore Cannistraro;  Rita Bizzarri

...The topics of this book were also conceived within the networking research activity of the EU COST Action TD 1002 on Applications of Atomic Force Microscopy to NanoMedicine and Life Sciences (AFM4NanoMed&Bio)... (extracted from the Preface)

  • Provides practical examples to analyze the force curves and the most common routines
  • Overviews biological partner-binding strategies useful in experimental design
  • Covers the major features of biorecognition processes, the basic principles of DFS, and their application to biological complexes
  • Presents an extensive treatment of theoretical models, data analysis, and experimental procedures

Publication Date:  January 15, 2012, available on line for pre-order.

Life at the Nanoscale

 Editor: Yves Dufrêne (2011)

The book is available globally and potential readers could order via the following websites:
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