Eleftheria Diamanti

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The self-assembly of mixed vesicles of zwitterionic phosphatidylcholine (PC) and anionic phosphatidylserine (PS) phospholipids on top of polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH), as a polycation, and polystyrenesulfonate (PSS), as a polyanion, is investigated as a function of the vesicle composition by means of the quartz(More)
Polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) of poly-l-lysine (PLL) and alginic acid sodium salt (Alg) are fabricated applying the layer by layer technique and annealed at a constant temperature; 37, 50 and 80°C, for 72h. Atomic force microscopy reveals changes in the topography of the PEM, which is changing from a fibrillar to a smooth surface. Advancing contact(More)
The influence of the surface chemistry of polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) on the formation of lipid bilayers is studied here for PEMs with either polyallylamine hydrochloride (PAH) or polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (PDADMAC) as a polycation as a top layer, and polystyrene sulfonate (PSS) as a polyanion. Small unilamellar vesicles (SUVs) composed of(More)
Polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) with different polycation/polyanion pairs are fabricated by the layer-by-layer technique employing synthetic, natural, and both types of polyelectrolytes. The impact of the chemical composition of PEMs on cell adhesion is assessed by studying cell shape, spreading area, focal contacts, and cell proliferation for the A549(More)
Silencing RNA (siRNA) technologies emerge as a promising therapeutic tool for the treatment of multiple diseases. An ideal nanocarrier (NC) for siRNAs should be stable at physiological pH and release siRNAs in acidic endosomal pH, fulfilling siRNA delivery only inside cells. Here, we show a novel application of polyamine phosphate NCs (PANs) based on their(More)
The impact of polyanions on the formation of lipid bilayers on top of polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) with poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) as the top layer is studied for the deposition of vesicles of mixed lipid composition, 50:50 molar ratio of zwitterionic 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) and negatively charged(More)
The development of antifouling coatings with restricted cell and bacteria adherence is fundamental for many biomedical applications. A strategy for the fabrication of antifouling coatings based on the layer-by-layer assembly and thermal annealing is presented. Polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) assembled from chitosan and hyaluronic acid were thermally(More)
Immunostimulating reconstituted influenza virosomes (IRIVs) are liposomes with functional viral envelope glycoproteins: influenza virus hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase intercalated in the phospholipid bilayer. Here we address the fusion of IRIVs to artificial supported lipid membranes assembled on polyelectrolyte multilayers on both colloidal particles(More)
Supported membranes on top of polymer cushions are interesting models of biomembranes as cell membranes are supported on a polymer network of proteins and sugars. In this work lipid vesicles formed by a mixture of 30% 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) and 70% 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho-l-serine (DOPS) are assembled on top of a(More)
In this manuscript we review work of our group on the assembly of lipid layers on top of polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs). The assembly of lipid layers with zwitterionic and charged lipids on PEMs is studied as a function of lipid and polyelectrolyte composition by the Quartz Crystal Microbalance. Polyelectrolyte lipid interactions are studied by means of(More)