Julie J. Gold

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Vegetative and reproductive stages of Caecomyces equi gen. nov., sp. nov. isolated from the horse caecum were examined by light and electron microscopy. This organism, which is similar to isolates known as Sphaeromonas communis, produces uniflagellate, uninucleate zoospores whose perikinetosomal structures, i.e. circumflagellar ring, spur, struts and scoop,(More)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a polyunsaturated long fatty acid known to have fundamental effects on cell membrane function. Here, the effect of DHA on phosphocholine-supported lipid bilayers was measured using the quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) technique. Above a concentration of 60 muM (i.e., near the critical micelle(More)
A radial diffusion assay in an agarose/starch gel utilizing crude kidney bean extract and a commercially prepared alpha-amylase inhibitor isolated from wheat seeds was developed and assessed to determine its ability to differentiate alpha-amylase from various sources. Kidney bean extract was found to have a greater inhibitory effect on AMY2, while the wheat(More)
Dental implants topographically modified by laser ablation of periodic arrays of micron-sized craters, were studied in a two-part laboratory investigation. The patterned and control (turned) implants were inserted in rabbit femur and tibia. After 12 weeks the fixation in the bone was evaluated mechanically or by histomorphometry (all threads along the(More)
The adsorption of polydisperse, interacting nanoparticles is studied experimentally and discussed in terms of the random sequential adsorption model. Two kinds of polystyrene particles with different size variation (41+/-6 and 107+/-5 nm) were used in adsorption experiments at or close to saturation. The dried monolayer particle films were analyzed with(More)
The mechanical properties and responses of cells to external stimuli (including drugs) are closely connected to important phenomena such as cell spreading, motility, activity, and potentially even differentiation. Here, reversible changes in the viscoelastic properties of surface-attached fibroblasts were induced by the cytoskeleton-perturbing agent(More)
The properties of a cell's microenvironment are one of the main driving forces in cellular fate processes and phenotype expression invivo. The ability to create controlled cell microenvironments invitro becomes increasingly important for studying or controlling phenotype expression in tissue engineering and drug discovery applications. This includes the(More)
A model system for studying cell-surface interactions, based on microfabricated cell culture substrates, has been developed and is described here. Porous surfaces consisting of interconnecting channels with openings of subcellular dimensions are generated on flat, single crystal, silicon substrates. Channel size (width, depth), distribution, and surface(More)