Learn More
High consumption of olive oil in the Mediterranean diet has been suggested to protect DNA against oxidative damage and to reduce cancer incidence. We investigated the impact of the phenolic compounds in olive oil, and the oil proper, on DNA and RNA oxidation in North, Central, and South European populations. In a multicenter, double-blind, randomized,(More)
A theoretical description of polymer depletion layers near smooth and hairy surfaces is developed and used for interpretation of experiments. Electrophoretic mobility measurements of human red blood cells and platelets in aqueous electrolyte solutions were performed in the presence of dextran (MW = 70 kD) to study the interaction of dextran with the cell(More)
Electrorotation of fixed red blood cells has been investigated in the frequency range between 16 Hz and 30 MHz. The rotation was studied as a function of electrolyte conductivity and surface charge density. Between 16 Hz and 1 kHz, fixed red blood cells undergo cofield rotation. The maximum of cofield rotation occurs between 30 and 70 Hz. The position of(More)
The permeability of ions and small polar molecules through polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules templated on red blood cells was studied by means of confocal microscopy and electrorotation. Capsules were obtained by removing the cell after polyelectrolyte multilayer formation by means of NaOCl treatment. This procedure results in cross-linking of(More)
Lipid membranes were assembled on polyelectrolyte (PE)-coated colloidal particles. The assembly was studied by means of confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, scanning force microscopy, and freeze-fracture electron microscopy. A homogeneous lipid coverage was established within the limits of optical resolution. Flow cytometry showed that the lipid coverage(More)
Microcapsules in the micrometer size range with walls of nanometer thickness are of both scientific and technological interest, since they can be employed as micro- and nano-containers. Liposomes represent one example, yet their general use is hampered due to limited stability and a low permeability for polar molecules. Microcapsules formed from(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to assess the changes in the fatty acid composition of low density lipoproteins (LDL) after sustained consumption of olive oil at real-life doses (25 mL/day) and their relationship with lipid oxidative damage. METHODS A multi-center randomized, cross-over, clinical trial with 3 similar types of olive oils, but with(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of new 4-maleamic acid and 4-maleamide peptidyl chalcone derivatives against human prostate cancer in vitro and in vivo. From a series of 21 chalcones, the effects of the three best inhibitors of PC-3 and LNCaP cell viability on growth, including cell cycle changes, adhesion, migration, and cell(More)
Three-dimensional ultrathin polymer shells have been produced by a combination of step-by-step adsorption of polyelectrolytes on glutaraldehyde-treated human erythrocytes and subsequent solubilization of the cytoplasmatic constituents by means of a deproteinizing agent. The obtained hollow films preserve both the size and shape of the templating cells. This(More)