Changsheng Zhao

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Chitosan-nylon-6 blended membranes were prepared by combining solvent evaporation and a phase inversion technique, and then used to chelate silver ions. Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli) were used to study the antibacterial properties of the membranes. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)(More)
Polyethersulfone (PES)-organophilic montmorillonite (OMMT) hybrid particles, with various proportions of OMMT, were prepared by using a liquid-liquid phase separation technique, and then were used for the removal of bisphenol A (BPA) from aqueous solution. The adsorbed BPA amounts increased significantly when the OMMT were embedded into the particles. The(More)
The surface of polyethersulfone (PES) membrane was modified by blending triblock copolymers of methoxyl poly(ethylene glycol)-polyurethane-methoxyl poly(ethylene glycol) (mPEG-PU-mPEG), which were synthesized through solution polymerization with mPEG Mns of 500 and 2000, respectively. The PES and PES/mPEG-PU-mPEG blended membranes were prepared through spin(More)
In this study, hydrogels for DNA-controlled release was prepared with konjac glucomannan (KGM), a water-soluble non-ionic polysaccharide, by means of deacetylated reaction and physically cross-linking method under mild conditions. The properties of the KGM hydrogels were analyzed by FTIR spectra and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The integrality of the(More)
VERNALIZATION1 (VRN1) is a central regulator of the vernalization requirement, which affects the yield and geographical distribution of Triticeae crops through regulation of the flowering time. The first intron (Intron I) of VRN1 contains putative cis-elements that mediate repression of VRN1 expression. Allelic variations in Intron I are closely associated(More)
A one-pot synthetic methodology for fabricating stimuli-responsive hemicellulose-based hydrogels was developed that consists of the in situ formation of magnetic iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles during the covalent cross-linking of O-acetyl-galactoglucomannan (AcGGM). The Fe3O4 nanoparticle content controlled the thermal stability, macrostructure, swelling(More)
In this article, we presented a general protocol to prepare biomolecule-immobilized mussel-inspired polydopamine (PDA) coatings to improve the blood compatibility of broad ranges of material surfaces. It needs only a simple immersion of substrates in dopamine solution at alkaline pH to form mussel-inspired PDA coating, and then immersing the PDA coated(More)
A new hemodialysis membrane manufactured by a blend of polyethersulfone (PES) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. Goat was selected as the experimental animal. The clearance and the reduction ratio after the hemodialysis of small molecules (urea, creatinine, phosphate) for the PES membrane were higher in vitro than that in(More)
Polyethersulfone (PES) dead-end tubes were fabricated by means of a phase inversion technique, and then were used as scaffolds for artificial lacrimal glands. The wall of the dead-end tubes could allow nutrients such as ascorbic acid, L-tryptophan, and glucose to pass through, but prevents rat IgG from passing through. Lacrimal acinar epithelial cells of(More)
DNA was used as a biomaterial to modify the polysulfone (PSf) membrane by blending it with PSf. The blood compatibility of the membranes was then investigated. The water contact angle decreased, and the hydrophilicity increased when a single strand DNA was blended with PSf. Because of the hydrophilic surface, the DNA-blended PSf membranes had a lower(More)