Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Alexandre Vakurov

Research Fellow
School of Biomedical Sciences

Contact:  Garstang 6/44f, email address for  

Rashid A, Vakurov A, Mohamadi S, Sanver D, Nelson A Substituents modulate biphenyl penetration into lipid membranes Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes 1859 712-721, 2017
DOI:10.1016/j.bbamem.2017.01.023
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Huang D, Huang S, Gao H, Liu Y, Qi J, Chen P, Wang C, Scragg JL, Vakurov A, Peers C, Du X, Zhang H, Gamper N Redox-Dependent Modulation of T-Type Ca<sup>2+</sup>Channels in Sensory Neurons Contributes to Acute Anti-Nociceptive Effect of Substance P Antioxidants and Redox Signaling 25 233-251, 2016
DOI:10.1089/ars.2015.6560
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Vakurov A, Drummond-Brydson R, Ugwumsinachi O, Nelson A Significance of particle size and charge capacity in TiO2 nanoparticle-lipid interactions. J Colloid Interface Sci 473 75-83, 2016
DOI:10.1016/j.jcis.2016.03.045
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Rashid A, Vakurov A, Nelson A Role of electrolyte in the occurrence of the voltage induced phase transitions in a dioleoyl phosphatidylcholine monolayer on Hg Electrochimica Acta 155 458-465, 2015
DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2014.12.077
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Adam N, Vakurov A, Knapen D, Blust R The chronic toxicity of CuO nanoparticles and copper salt to Daphnia magna Journal of Hazardous Materials 283 416-422, 2015
DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.09.037
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Adam N, Schmitt C, Galceran J, Companys E, Vakurov A, Wallace R, Knapen D, Blust R The chronic toxicity of ZnO nanoparticles and ZnCl2 to Daphnia magna and the use of different methods to assess nanoparticle aggregation and dissolution. Nanotoxicology 8 709-717, 2014
DOI:10.3109/17435390.2013.822594
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Zhang S, Chen R, Malhotra G, Critchley K, Vakurov A, Nelson A Electrochemical modelling of QD-phospholipid interactions Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 420 9-14, 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.jcis.2013.12.054
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Vakurov A, Galluzzi M, Podesta A, Gamper N, Nelson AL, Connell SDA Direct Characterization of Fluid Lipid Assemblies on Mercury in Electric Fields ACS NANO 8 3242-3250, 2014
DOI:10.1021/nn4037267

Mohamadi S, Tate DJ, Vakurov A, Nelson A Electrochemical screening of biomembrane-active compounds in water Analytica Chimica Acta 813 83-89, 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.aca.2014.01.009
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Galluzzi M, Zhang S, Mohamadi S, Vakurov A, Podestà A, Nelson A Interaction of imidazolium-based room-temperature ionic liquids with DOPC phospholipid monolayers: electrochemical study. Langmuir 29 6573-6581, 2013
DOI:10.1021/la400923d
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Vakurov A, Guillermo M, Nelson A, Drummond-Brydson R, Wallace R, Svendsen C ZnO nanoparticle interactions with phospholipid monolayers Journal of Colloid and Interface Science -, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.jcis.2013.05.010
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Vakurov A, Pchelintsev NA, Gibson T, Millner P Development of polymeric nanoparticles showing tuneable pH-responsive precipitation Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14 -, 2012
DOI:10.1007/s11051-012-1302-x
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Ormategui N, Zhang S, Loinaz I, Brydson R, Nelson A, Vakurov A Interaction of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAM) based nanoparticles and their linear polymer precursor with phospholipid membrane models Bioelectrochemistry 87 211-219, 2012
DOI:10.1016/j.bioelechem.2011.12.006
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Ormategui N, Zhang S, Loinaz I, Brydson R, Nelson A, Vakurov A Interaction of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAM) based nanoparticles and their linear polymer precursor with phospholipid membrane models. Bioelectrochemistry 87 211-219, 2012
DOI:10.1016/j.bioelechem.2011.12.006
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Vakurov A, Brydson R, Nelson A Electrochemical modeling of the silica nanoparticle-biomembrane interaction. Langmuir 28 1246-1255, 2012
DOI:10.1021/la203568n
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Zhang AS, Vakurov A, Nelson A, Loinaz I, Cabañero G, Grande HJ, Ormategui N Interaction of stimuli responsive single-chain nanoparticles with phospholipid monolayers 24th European Conference on Biomaterials - Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials -, 2011

Pchelintsev NA, Vakurov A, Hays HH, Millner PA Thiols deposition onto the surface of glassy carbon electrodes mediated by electrical potential ELECTROCHIM ACTA 56 2696-2702, 2011
DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2010.12.043

Forde J, Tully E, Vakurov A, Gibson TD, Millner P,Ó'Fágáin C Corrigendum to Chemical modification and immobilisation of laccase from Trametes hirsuta and from Myceliophtora thermophila Enzyme and Microbial Technology 47 241-, 2010
DOI:10.1016/j.enzmictec.2010.07.002

Forde J, Vakurov A, Gibson TD, Millner P, Whelehan M, Marison IW, O'Fagain C Chemical modification and immobilisation of lipase B from Candida antarctica onto mesoporous silicates JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS B-ENZYMATIC 66 203-209, 2010
DOI:10.1016/j.molcatb.2010.05.010

Forde J, Tully E, Vakurov A, Gibson TD, Millner P, O'Fagain C Chemical modification and immobilisation of laccase from Trametes hirsuta and from Myceliophthora thermophila ENZYME AND MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY 46 430-437, 2010
DOI:10.1016/j.enzmictec.2010.01.004

Vakurov A, Pchelintsev NA, Forde J, O'Fágáin C, Gibson T, Millner P The preparation of size-controlled functionalized polymeric nanoparticles in micelles. Nanotechnology 20 295605-, 2009
DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/20/29/295605
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Pchelintsev NA, Vakurov A, Millner PA Simultaneous deposition of Prussian Blue and creation of an electrostatic surface for rapid biosensor construction SENSOR ACTUAT B-CHEM 138 461-466, 2009
DOI:10.1016/j.snb.2009.02.039

Millner PA, Hays HCW, Vakurov A, Pchelintsev NA, Billah MM, Rodgers MA Nanostructured transducer surfaces for electrochemical biosensor construction--interfacing the sensing component with the electrode. Semin Cell Dev Biol 20 34-40, 2009
DOI:10.1016/j.semcdb.2009.01.011
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Millner P, Vakurov A, Hays H, Pchelintsev N, Billah M, Rodgers M, Gibson T The nanoscale design of surfaces for building biosensors, 2007

Millner P, Broderick M, Neville F, Vakurov A, Gibson T Biosilicate and polymeric nanoparticulate solutions for biocatalysis, 2007

Millner PA, Broderick MJF, Neville FC, Vakourov AV, Gibson T Biosilicate and polymeric nanoparticulate solutions for biocatalysis, 2007
DOI:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2007.07.021

Vakurov A, Gibson T, Millner P Application of polymeric nanoparticles for biocatalysis, 2007
DOI:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2007.07.022

Neville FC, Broderick MJF, Vakourov AV, Millner PA Small solutions for greener chemistry None 108-114, 2007
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Bidoki SM, Lewis DM, Clark M, Vakorov A, Millner PA, McGorman D Ink-jet fabrication of electronic components J MICROMECH MICROENG 17 967-974, 2007
DOI:10.1088/0960-1317/17/5/017

Bidoki SM, Lewis DM, Clark M, Vakorov A, Millner PA, McGorman D Ink-jet fabrication of electronic components J. Micromech. Microeng. 17 967-974, 2007
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Vakurov A, Simpson CE, Daly CL, Gibson TD, Millner PA Acetylecholinesterase-based biosensor electrodes for organophosphate pesticide detection. II. Immobilization and stabilization of acetylecholinesterase. Biosens Bioelectron 20 2324-2329, 2005
DOI:10.1016/j.bios.2004.07.022
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Vakurov A, Simpson CE, Daly CL, Gibson TD, Millner PA Acetylcholinesterase-based biosensor electrodes for organophosphate pesticide detection I. Modification of carbon surface for immobilization of acetylcholinesterase BIOSENSORS&BIOELECTRONICS 20 1118-1125, 2004
DOI:10.1016/j.bios.2004.03.039

Pritchard JA, Law KA, Vakurov A, Millner PA, Higson SPJ Sonochemically fabricated enzyme microelectrode arrays for the environmental moniroting of pesticides Biosensors and Bioelectronics 20 765-772, 2004
DOI:10.1016/j.bios.2004.06.008

Izmailov AF, Kiselev MV, Vakurov AV, Gladilin AK, Levashov AV α-Chymotrypsin immobilized on ferromagnetic particles coated with titanium oxide: Production and catalytic characterization Prikladnaya Biokhimiya i Mikrobiologiya 36 73-, 2000
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Izmailov AF, Kiselev MV, Vakurov AV, Gladilin AK, Levashov AV alpha-chymotrypsin immobilized on ferromagnetic particles coated with titanium oxide: Production and catalytic characterization APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY 36 58-62, 2000
DOI:10.1007/BF02738136

Izmailov AF, Kiselev MV, Vakurov AV, Gladilin AK, Levashov AV α-chymotrypsin immobilized on ferromagnetic particles coated with titanium oxide: Production and catalytic characterization Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology 36 58-62, 2000
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Izmaǐlov AF, Kiselev MV, Vakurov AV, Gladilin AK, Levashov AV Alpha-chymotrypsin immobilized on ferromagnetic particles coated with titanium oxide: production and catalytic properties Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia 36 68-73, 2000
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Izmaĭlov AF, Kiselev MV, Vakurov AV, Gladilin AK, Levashov AV [Alpha-chymotrypsin immobilized on ferromagnetic particles coated with titanium oxide: production and catalytic properties]. Prikl Biokhim Mikrobiol 36 68-73, 2000
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Janssen AEM, Sjursnes BJ, Vakurov AV, Halling PJ Kinetics of lipase-catalyzed esterification in organic media: Correct model and solvent effects on parameters ENZYME AND MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY 24 463-470, 1999
DOI:10.1016/S0141-0229(98)00134-3

Vakurov AV, Gladilin AK, Partridge J, Izumrudov VA, Mozhaev VV, Levashov AV, Halling PJ Peptide synthesis in dimethylformamide-based organic media catalysed by non-covalent chymotrypsin-polyelectrolyte complexes BIOCATALYSIS AND BIOTRANSFORMATION 17 283-291, 1999
DOI:10.3109/10242429909015231

Kudryashova EV, Gladilin AK, Vakurov AV, Heitz F, Levashov AV, Mozhaev VV Enzyme-polyelectrolyte complexes in water-ethanol mixtures: negatively charged groups artificially introduced into alpha-chymotrypsin provide additional activation and stabilization effects. Biotechnol Bioeng 55 267-277, 1997
DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0290(19970720)55:2<267::AID-BIT4>3.0.CO;2-G
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Vakurov AV, Gladilin AK, Partridge J, Mozhaev VV, Levashov AV, Halling PJ Non-covalent enzyme-polyelectrolyte complexes as self-buffered catalysts for use in low-water organic media BIOTECHNOLOGY TECHNIQUES 10 621-624, 1996
DOI:10.1007/BF00157373

Gladilin AK, Kudryashova EV, Vakurov AV, Izumrudov VA, Mozhaev VV, Levashov AV Enzyme-polyelectrolyte noncovalent complexes as catalysts for reactions in binary mixtures of polar organic solvents with water BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS 17 1329-1334, 1995

VAKUROV AV Dry enzyme-polymer complexes: stable organosoluble biocatalysts for nonaqueous enzymology. Biotechnol. Lett. 16 175-178, 1994