Benjamin R G Johnson

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Dianne L. Chambless, William C. Sanderson, Varda Shoham, Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Kenneth S. Pope, Paul Crits-Christoph, Mary Baker, Benjamin Johnson, Sheila R. Woody, Stanley Sue, Larry Beutler, David A. Williams, and Susan McCurry Corresponding author: Dianne L. Chambless, Dept. of Psychology, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270. Telephone: 919-962-3989,(More)
Synthesis of well-defined neoglycopolymer-protein biohybrid materials and a preliminary study focused on their ability of binding mammalian lectins and inducing immunological function is reported. Crucial intermediates for their preparation are well-defined maleimide-terminated neoglycopolymers (M(n) = 8-30 kDa; M(w)/M(n) = 1.20-1.28) presenting multiple(More)
The 2010 RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology for Developing Countries was a multidisciplinary meeting to discuss data, experiences, and models pertaining to radiology in the developing world, where widespread shortages of imaging services reduce health care quality. The theme of this year's conference was sustainability, with a focus on(More)
Preferential binding of F-actin to lipid bilayers containing ponticulin was investigated on both planar supported bilayers and on a cholesterol-based tethering system. The transmembrane protein ponticulin in Dictyostelium discoideum is known to provide a direct link between the actin cytoskeleton and the cell membrane ( Wuestehube, L. J. ; Luna, E. J. J.(More)
The RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology for Developing Countries was an assembly of individuals and organizations interested in improving access to medical imaging services in developing countries where the availability of radiology has been inadequate for both patient care and public health programs. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss(More)
Phospholipid vesicles containing ponticulin have been used to form solid supported and tethered bilayer lipid membranes. The ponticulin serves as both a nucleation site for actin polymerization as well as a binding site for F-actin. Studies of F-actin binding to such bilayers have demonstrated the formation of an in vitro actin scaffold. The dissociation(More)
Micron-sized lipid-stabilised bubbles of heavy gas have been utilised as contrast agents for diagnostic ultrasound (US) imaging for many years. Typically bubbles between 1 and 8 μm in diameter are produced to enhance imaging in US by scattering sound waves more efficiently than surrounding tissue. A potential area of interest for Contrast Enhanced(More)
Ultra-small gold nanoclusters (AuNCs) have unique size-dependent optical, electrical and chemical properties. They have emerged as a new nanomaterial with broad applications in optoelectronics, catalysis, biosensing, and bioimaging. Several strategies have been exploited to prepare AuNCs of different "magic number" sizes, using different templates e.g.(More)
Micron sized, lipid stabilized bubbles of gas are of interest as contrast agents for ultra-sound (US) imaging and increasingly as delivery vehicles for targeted, triggered, therapeutic delivery. Microfluidics provides a reproducible means for microbubble production and surface functionalisation. In this study, microbubbles are generated on chip using(More)