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The development of accurate analytical tools to control the interfacial properties of solid substrates is of importance for the design of new biomaterials, as well as for the understanding of biomolecular interactions on surfaces. Considerable research efforts are presently devoted to this area on different levels of molecular complexity, i.e. both in the(More)
From macro- to nanoscales, adhesion phenomena are all-pervasive in nature yet remain poorly understood. In recent years, studies of biological adhesion mechanisms, terrestrial and marine, have provided inspiration for "biomimetic" adhesion strategies and important insights for the development of fouling-resistant materials. Although the focus of most(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a potent regenerative factor involved in wound healing. Previous studies have shown that mesenchymal cells produce HGF, stimulating epithelial cells in a paracrine fashion. OBJECTIVE To examine whether autocrine HGF production by keratinocytes can occur upon skin injury. METHODS A 31-year-old male patient(More)
A comparison of the binding of DNA bases (adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine) and nucleosides (2'deoxyadenosine, 2'deoxycytidine, 2'deoxyguanosine, and thymidine) to gold thin films is presented. Desorption of monolayer/submonolayer and multilayer films of the adsorbates on gold studied via temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) and(More)
The prognosis for patients suffering from cardiovascular and many other diseases can be substantially improved if diagnosed at an early stage. High performance diagnostic testing using disposable microfluidic chips can provide a platform for realizing this vision. Amic AB (Uppsala, Sweden) has developed a new microfluidic test chip for sandwich immunoassays(More)
BACKGROUND The development of biosensors, based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology, enables monitoring of a variety of biospecific interactions without the need for chemical-, biological- or radiological-labelled reagents. METHOD We utilised SPR to detect hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in reconstituted faecal samples and studied samples from(More)
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is essential for injury repair. Despite high HGF levels in chronic ulcers, up-regulation of HGF receptor in ulcer tissue and decreased biological activity of HGF in ulcer secretions have been observed. With a surface plasmon resonance-based method, we assessed the binding of HGF to antibodies, receptors, and the basement(More)
A subjective description is given of how the development of surface plasmon resonance for immunosensing began. The main differences between the initial experiments and a commercially available instrumentation are pointed out. For the practical use of surface oriented methods for biosensing it is noted that the arrangements around the optical system itself,(More)
Low protein adsorption is believed advantageous for blood-contacting materials and ethylene glycols (EG)-based polymeric compounds are often attached to surfaces for this purpose. In the present study, the adsorption of fibrinogen, serum, and plasma were studied by ellipsometry on a series of well-defined oligo(EG) terminated alkane-thiols self-assembled on(More)
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of galactoside-terminated alkanethiols have protein-resistance properties which can be tuned via the degree of methylation [Langmuir 2005, 21, 2971-2980]. Specifically, a partially methylated compound was more resistant to nonspecific protein adsorption than the hydroxylated or fully methylated counterparts. We investigate(More)