Barbara Jachimska

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In this work, physicochemical properties of two globular proteinsbovine serum albumin (BSA) having a molecular weight of 67 kDa and human serum albumin (HSA) having a molecular weight of 69 kDawere characterized. The bulk characteristics of these proteins involved the diffusion coefficient (hydrodynamic radius), electrophoretic mobility, and dynamic(More)
Bulk physicochemical properties of bovine plasma fibrinogen (Fb) in electrolyte solutions were characterized. These comprised determination of the diffusion coefficient (hydrodynamic radius), electrophoretic mobility, and isoelectric point (iep). The hydrodynamic radius of Fb for the ionic strength of 0.15 M was 12.7 nm for pH 7.4 (physiological conditions)(More)
Monomeric actin (G-actin) polymerizes spontaneously into helical filaments in the presence of inorganic salts. The slowest, rate-limiting step of the polymerization process is formation of actin trimers, the smallest oligomers that serve as nuclei for fast filament growth (filament elongation) by monomer addition at the filament ends. In low ionic-strength(More)
Several physicochemical properties of chicken egg white lysozyme (LSZ) in electrolyte solutions were determined. The hydrodynamic diameter of LSZ at an ionic strength of 0.15 M was found to be 4.0 nm. Using the determined parameters, the number of uncompensated (electrokinetic) charges, N(c), on the molecule surface was calculated from the electrophoretic(More)
How proteins adsorb to inorganic material surfaces is critically important for the development of new biotechnologies, since the orientation and structure of the adsorbed proteins impacts their functionality. While it is known that many negatively charged proteins readily adsorb to negatively charged oxide surfaces, a detailed understanding of how this(More)
Molecular details of BSA adsorption on a silica surface are revealed by fully atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations (with a 0.5 μs trajectory), supported by dynamic light scattering (DLS), zeta potential, multiparametric surface plasmon resonance (MP-SPR), and contact angle experiments. The experimental and theoretical methods complement one another(More)
5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(4-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin was functionalized by covalent attachment of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) chains of various molecular weights, 350, 2000, and 5000 Da. The properties of PEG-functionalized tetraarylporphyrins in aqueous solution and their interactions with liposomes have been studied. Electronic absorption spectroscopy, dynamic(More)
The correlation between structural and physical properties of lipid membrane and its drug-loading efficiency were studied. The properties of bilayer were altered by incorporation of several lipidic modifiers: cholesterol, oleic acid, methyl oleate, and pegylated lipid. By using the molecular probe technique it was demonstrated that the membrane properties,(More)
Irreversible deposition of polystyrene latex particles (average diameter, 1.5 microm) on various solid/electrolyte interfaces was studied experimentally by using the direct microscope observation method. The substrate surfaces included bare mica (reference interface), gold covered mica (layer thickness of 50 nm), and solid gold plate. The morphology and(More)
Two porphyrins, CoTPPS and MnTMPyPCl5, were tested for their photodynamic activity and potential novel use in a therapy of human cancers. We investigated an effect of photodynamic reaction (PDR), electroporation (EP) and their combination (electro-photodynamic reaction [EP-PDR]) on human colon adenocarcinoma cell lines (LoVo and resistant to doxorubicin(More)