Joyce van Zanten

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Many studies have shown relationships of substratum hydrophobicity, charge or roughness with bacterial adhesion, although bacterial adhesion is governed by interplay of different physico-chemical properties and multiple regression analysis would be more suitable to reveal mechanisms of bacterial adhesion. The formation of a conditioning film of organic(More)
Nonviral DNA complexes show promise as alternative and attractive gene delivery vectors for treating genetic diseases. Nonviral DNA complexes are typically formed by combining DNA with various condensing/complexing agents such as lipids, polyelectrolytes, polymers, polypeptides, and surfactants in solution. DNA/poly-L-lysine polyplex formation kinetics are(More)
The separation method, flow field-flow fractionation (flow FFF), is coupled on-line with multiangle laser light scattering (MALLS) for simultaneous measurement of the size and concentration of vesicles eluting continuously from the fractionator. These size and concentration data, gathered as a function of elution time, may be used to construct both number-(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between oxidized RNase A protein structure and the occurrence of protein aggregation using several spectroscopic techniques. Circular dichroism spectroscopy (CD) measurements taken at small temperature intervals were used to determine the protein's melting temperature, Tm, of approximately 65(More)
Unilamellar phosphatidylcholine vesicles, harboring the ionophore, A23187, in the bilayer and the water-soluble chelating agent, nitrilotriacetate, in the vesicle interior, rapidly sequester and concentrate Cd2+ from dilute aqueous solution. Metal-sorbing vesicle permeabilities for cadmium ion at 5 ppm (42.8 microM) ranged from 8.09 x 10(-7) to 1.27 x(More)
In the previous study (part I), heat-denatured RNase A aggregation was shown to depend on the solution pH. Interestingly, at pH 3.0, the protein did not aggregate even when exposed to 75 degrees C for 24 h. In this study, electrostatic repulsion was shown to be responsible for the absence of aggregates at that pH. While RNase A aggregation was prevented at(More)
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