Regulatory Peptides Are Susceptible to Oxidation by Metallic Impurities within Carbon Nanotubes
- Adriano Ambrosi, Martin Pumera*
In this article, we show that the redox properties of the regulatory peptide L-glutathione are affected by the presence of nickel oxide impurities within single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from oxidative stress by removing free radicals and peroxides. We show that the L-cysteine moiety in L-glutathione is responsible for the susceptibility to oxidation by metallic impurities present in the carbon nanotubes. These results have great significance for assessing the toxicity of carbon-nanotube materials. The SWCNTs were characterized by Raman spectroscopy, high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. transmission electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.
Niobium-doped TiS2:Formation of TiS3 nanobelts and their effects in enzymatic biosensors
Boron and nitrogen dopants in graphene have opposite effects on the electrochemical detection of explosive nitroaromatic compounds