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Chek Meng Poh et al.
Nature communications, 11(1), 2806-2806 (2020-06-03)
Given the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, identification of immunogenic targets against the coronavirus spike glycoprotein will provide crucial advances towards the development of sensitive diagnostic tools and potential vaccine candidate targets. In this study, using pools of overlapping linear B-cell peptides
Rupendra Mukerjea et al.
Carbohydrate research, 367, 25-28 (2013-01-09)
We have recently found that the dilution of purified potato Starch-Synthases (SS) and Starch-Branching-Enzymes (SBEs), by a glycine buffer (pH 8.5), containing 1.0mM dithiothreitol (DTT) and 0.04% (w/v) polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) 50K, produced a striking and significant increase in activity
Hsin-Yi Lin et al.
Biomedical materials (Bristol, England), 8(2), 025009-025009 (2013-02-23)
Collagen and its blends, collagen/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and collagen/chitosan/PVA, were made into nanofibers by electrospinning. The nanofibrous matrices were evaluated for their potential as skin substitutes. The addition of PVA to collagen increased the swelling ratio of the nanofibers, their
Xiujun Zhang et al.
Oncology letters, 8(4), 1693-1696 (2014-09-10)
Transmembrane protein 174 (TMEM174) mRNA is easily detectable in human kidney tissues and activates AP-1 and promotes 293T cell proliferation. In the present study, RNA
Fusako Kawai et al.
Archives of microbiology, 195(2), 131-140 (2012-12-25)
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) shows remarkable morphological surface changes in Sphingopyxis sp. 113P3 cells grown in polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) but not in Luria-Bertani medium (LB) (Hu et al. in Arch Microbiol 188: 235-241, 2007). However, transmission electron microscopy showed no
Lixin Su et al.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 73(1), 92-98 (2014-12-17)
To summarize the characteristics of Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS) and to evaluate the therapeutic effect of drug therapy combined with transarterial embolization. From 2007 to 2011, 6 cases of KMS that underwent drug therapy and transarterial embolization were retrospectively analyzed, comprising
Khoon S Lim et al.
Biomaterials, 34(29), 7097-7105 (2013-06-27)
Development of tissue engineering solutions for biomedical applications has driven the need for integration of biological signals into synthetic materials. Approaches to achieve this typically require chemical modification of the biological molecules. Examples include chemical grafting of synthetic polymers onto
Shan Jiang et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 33(7), 3768-3774 (2013-08-06)
The precision of orientation to target placement during invasive therapy is mainly influenced by tool-tissue interaction. In this study, we aim to investigate a transparent Poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogel as tissue-equivalent material which is used in accurate surgical insertion
Jie Xue et al.
Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology, 119, 31-36 (2013-01-15)
Synthetic adhesives inspired by marine mussel have attracted great attention due to its excellent water-resistance and good biocompatibility. In this study, a photocrosslinkable bioadhesive containing 3,4-Dihydroxy-l-phenylalanine (DOPA) functional group, which is central to curing mussel adhesive proteins, was prepared by
Norman Chieng et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 454(1), 167-173 (2013-07-23)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of multivariate data analysis for powder X-ray diffraction-pair-wise distribution function (PXRD-PDF) data to detect phase separation in freeze-dried binary amorphous systems. Polymer-polymer and polymer-sugar binary systems at various ratios were
Piotr Hanczyc et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. B, 117(10), 2947-2954 (2013-02-15)
A stretched poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) film provides a unique matrix that enables also short DNA oligonucleotide duplex to be oriented and studied by linear dichroism (LD). This matrix further allows controlling DNA secondary structure by proper hydration (A or B
E Fortunati et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 97(2), 825-836 (2013-08-06)
PVA bio-nanocomposites reinforced with cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) extracted from commercial microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) and from two types of natural fibres, Phormium tenax and Flax of the Belinka variety, were produced by solvent casting in water. Morphological, thermal, mechanical and transparency
Beatriz Ferreira de Carvalho Patricio et al.
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, 10(7), 1242-1248 (2014-05-09)
Bone metastasis is responsible for up to 99% of bone tumors. As no cure has yet to be discovered, available treatments simply strive to improve quality of life. One of such treatments is the use of EDTMP (ethylenediamine-tetramethylenephosphonic acid) labeled
Ezzatollah Fathi et al.
Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 7(9), 697-707 (2012-06-08)
Hydrogels are currently used as interesting constructs for the delivery of proteins. In this study, a novel polyvinyl alcohol-dextran (PVA-Dex) blend hydrogel was used for controlled delivery of basic-fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). These biocompatible constructs were sutured to the epicardium
Pedro Paulo Martins de Oliveira et al.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 147(4), 1405-1410 (2013-09-03)
Adhesions may increase the incidence of lethal complications of cardiac reoperations, which account for up to 20% of all open-heart surgeries. Herein, we describe the use of a polyvinyl alcohol membrane (PVAM) as a pericardial alternative and describe its performance
Deepti Simon et al.
Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology, 115(3), e7-14 (2013-03-05)
Bioceramics and their composites have found myriad applications in medicine as superlative osteoalloplasts. Their potential to function as a biocompatible resorbable drug delivery system is being explored. The present study is a preliminary investigation into the efficacy of these indigenously
Yan Wang et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 454(1), 310-315 (2013-07-03)
The current study involved investigation of the effect of storage temperature and moisture on the performance of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microsphere/poly(vinyl-alcohol) (PVA) hydrogel composites. Physical aging occurred in composites stored at 25°C due to structural relaxation. The glass transition temperature (Tg)
SuRak Eo et al.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS, 68(1), 104-112 (2014-12-03)
Fifteen rabbits were used to assess the effect of Lipo-PGE1 on neovascularization. Merocel(®) and Alloderm(®) of the same size were implanted separately under the back skin to act as matrices for vessel growth. Lipo-PGE1 was injected intravenously for 2 weeks
Yuichi Nogi et al.
International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 64(Pt 4), 1149-1153 (2014-01-11)
A polyvinyl-alcohol-degrading marine bacterium was isolated from plastic rope litter found in Tokyo Bay, Japan. The isolated strain, Zumi 95(T), was a Gram-reaction-negative, non-spore-forming and facultatively anaerobic chemo-organotroph. The major respiratory quinone was Q-10. The predominant fatty acids were C18 : 1ω7c
Yingying Sun et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 20(8), 5797-5805 (2013-03-09)
Centrifugal mother liquid (CML) is one of the main sources of wastewater produced during the production of polyvinyl chloride in chlor-alkali industry. CML is a typical poorly biodegradable organic wastewater, containing many kinds of refractory pollutants. Specifically, it contains dissolved
Inna Y Stetciura et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 29(12), 4140-4147 (2013-03-09)
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) microspectroscopy is a very promising label-free, noncontact, and nondestructive method for real-time monitoring of extracellular matrix (ECM) development and cell integration in scaffolds for tissue engineering. Here, we prepare a new type of micrometer-sized SERS substrate
Ruobing Bai et al.
Macromolecular rapid communications, 40(8), e1800883-e1800883 (2019-02-12)
New applications of hydrogels draw growing attention to the development of tough hydrogels. Most tough hydrogels are designed through incorporating large energy dissipation from breaking sacrificial bonds. However, these hydrogels still fracture under prolonged cyclic loads with the presence of
Ayşegül Verim et al.
The Laryngoscope, 124(7), 1529-1535 (2013-11-29)
To analyze the differences between biodegradable and nondegradable nasal dressings with regard to their effects on wound healing in the short and medium term and on surgical outcomes in the long term, after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). A prospective, randomized
Vassiliki A Kosma et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 33(4), 2175-2191 (2013-03-19)
Solution growth of apatite its precursors in the presence of urea commercial gelatin is found to lead, under appropriate conditions, to a rich spectrum of morphologies, among them high aspect ratio needles in uniform sturdy spherulitic assemblies resulting from a
Selby Maphutha et al.
Scientific reports, 3, 1509-1509 (2013-03-23)
A carbon nanotube (CNT) integrated polymer composite membrane with a polyvinyl alcohol barrier layer has been prepared to separate oil from water for treatment of oil-containing waste water. The CNTs were synthesised using chemical vapour deposition, and a phase inversion
Susnata Bera et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 13(1), 300-305 (2013-05-08)
Polymer capped CdSe nanoparticles have been grown using a simple chemical process. Transmission electron microscopy study revealed the formation of isolated CdSe nanoparticles encapsulated in polyvinyl alcohol matrix. The optical band gap of nanoparticle has been found to be blue
Qingguo Xu et al.
Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 170(2), 279-286 (2013-06-12)
Mucus typically traps and rapidly removes foreign particles from the airways, gastrointestinal tract, nasopharynx, female reproductive tract and the surface of the eye. Nanoparticles capable of rapid penetration through mucus can potentially avoid rapid clearance, and open significant opportunities for
D Ballah et al.
Clinical radiology, 68(11), 1097-1106 (2013-08-06)
To evaluate the relationship between intraoperative blood loss and juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) vascular supply and tumour stage in patients who underwent superselective external carotid artery (ECA) embolization. This series is unique in that all embolizations were performed by dedicated
Siti Naqiah Amrun et al.
EBioMedicine, 58, 102911-102911 (2020-07-28)
Given the unceasing worldwide surge in COVID-19 cases, there is an imperative need to develop highly specific and sensitive serology assays to define exposure to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Pooled plasma samples from PCR positive COVID-19 patients
Interfacing polymeric scaffolds with primary pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells to develop 3D cancer models
Ricci C, et al.
Biomatter (2014)
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