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Magnetite nanoparticles conjugated to protein are developed in order to potentially serve as protein carriers into bovine sperm cells. The conjugate comprises iron oxide nanoparticles that are covalently bound to an anti-protein kinase C (PKC)alpha antibody. This conjugate can serve for cellular PKC localization and the inhibition of its function. The(More)
To date, there is still a lack of definite knowledge regarding the interaction of CuO nanoparticles with bacteria and the possible permeation of the nanoparticles into bacterial cells. This study was aimed at shedding light on the size-dependent (from the microscale down to the small nanoscale) antibacterial activity of CuO. The potent antibacterial(More)
The ability of bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance and colonize abiotic surfaces by forming biofilms is a major cause of medical implant-associated infections and results in prolonged hospitalization periods and patient mortality. This raises the urgent need to develop compounds that can inhibit bacterial colonization of surfaces. In this study, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Visible light (400-800 nm) at high intensity was previously found to kill bacteria that are frequently found in infected wounds, while low-power white light enhances bacterial proliferation. The phototoxic effect was found to involve induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by the bacteria. The aim of the present study(More)
Sonochemical irradiation of iron (II) acetate aqueous solution in presence of silver nanopowder resulted in deposition of magnetite nanoparticles on silver nanocrystals, and imparted them with magnetic properties. The Ag-Fe(3)O(4) nanocomposite is well attracted to a permanent magnet, and demonstrates superparamagnetic behavior typical of nanomaterials in a(More)
Nanostructured CoFe2O4 particles were prepared by a sonochemical approach, first by preparation of the amorphous precursor powders, followed by heat treatment at relatively very low temperatures. The precursor was prepared by sonochemical decomposition of solutions of volatile organic precursors, Fe(CO)5 and Co(NO)(CO)3, in Decalin at 273 K, under an oxygen(More)
Photoexcited TiO(2) has been found to generate reactive oxygen species, yet the precise mechanism and chemical nature of the generated oxy species especially regarding the different crystal phases remain to be elucidated. Visible light-induced reactions of a suspension of titanium dioxide (TiO(2)) in water were investigated using electron paramagnetic(More)
Nanosized amorphous NiFe 2 O 4 powder was prepared by sonochemical decomposition of solutions of volatile organic precursors, Fe(CO) 5 and Ni(CO) 4 , in decalin at 273 K, under an oxygen pressure of 100-150 kPa. The amorphous nature of these particles was confirmed by various techniques, such as SEM, TEM, electron microdiffraction, and X-ray diffractograms.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article was to review studies that use visible light instead of dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation, for inducing antibacterial properties in metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs). BACKGROUND DATA Metal oxide NPs such as ZnO, CuO, and TiO2 are frequently studied for their antibacterial effects, based on their capability to(More)
Interactions between biomolecules and nanoparticles suggest the use of nanoparticles for various medical interventions. The attachment and entry of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) into cells involve interaction between viral envelope glycoproteins and cell surface heparan sulfate (HS). Based on this mechanism, we designed silver nanoparticles that are(More)