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Inspired by the composition of the native extracellular matrix, biomimetic polyelectrolyte multilayers were assembled from polypeptides and the glycosaminoglycan chondroitin sulfate (CS). To investigate whether peptide conformation imposes an effect on the cell biological functions of osteoblasts, the secondary structure was analyzed by in situ infra-red… (More)
Through investigations of the self-assembly behavior of three different tetraether lipids, the authors successfully established a solid supported, biomimetic tetraether lipid membrane via liposome spreading. These bolaamphiphilic lipids are the main compound in membranes of archaea, extremophile microorganisms, which underwent an enormous adaptation to… (More)
Coatings of biomaterials or implants that facilitate biomineralization possess a great potential for applications focused to the replacement, augmentation, and regeneration of bone tissue. Biomimetic approaches utilize biomolecules for either templating or supporting the crystallization process. One of these promising biomolecules is phosvitin (PV), an egg… (More)
To promote osteoblast adhesion and proliferation on (bio)material surfaces, biomimetic coatings resembling the natural extracellular matrix (ECM) are desirable. The glycosamino glycans (GAGs) chondroitin sulfate (CS) and heparin (HEP) are promising candidates for a biomimetic coating since they are two of the most prevalent noncollagenous biomolecules… (More)
The ribosomal RNA of the gametophyte of Allomyces arbuscula contains two components with sedimentation coefficients of approximately 25S and 18S. The percent base composition of 25S rRNA is 31/28/24/17 (U/G/A/C), that of 18S rRNA 34/28/22/16.