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Biodegradable and bioactive porous polymer/inorganic composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.
Biodegradable polymers and bioactive ceramics are being combined in a variety of composite materials for tissue engineering scaffolds. Materials and fabrication routes for three-dimensional (3D)Expand
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Porcine gastric mucin (PGM) at the water/poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) interface: influence of pH and ionic strength on its conformation, adsorption, and aqueous lubrication properties.
We have investigated the influence of pH and ionic strength on the conformation of porcine gastric mucin (PGM) in bulk aqueous solution, its adsorption behavior onto poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS)Expand
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Uptake of dimercaptosuccinate-coated magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles by cultured brain astrocytes.
Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe-NP) are currently considered for various diagnostic and therapeutic applications in the brain. However, little is known on the accumulation and biocompatibilityExpand
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Bovine serum albumin adsorption onto colloidal Al2O3 particles: a new model based on zeta potential and UV-vis measurements.
We investigated the adsorption of bovine serum albumin (BSA) on colloidal Al2O3 particles in an aqueous environment. Changes in the zeta potential of the Al2O3 particles upon the adsorption of BSAExpand
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Change of zeta potential of biocompatible colloidal oxide particles upon adsorption of bovine serum albumin and lysozyme.
The amounts of negatively charged bovine serum albumin and positively charged lysozyme adsorbed on alumina, silica, titania, and zirconia particles (diameters 73 to 271 nm) in aqueous suspensions areExpand
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Bactericidal activity of partially oxidized nanodiamonds.
Nanodiamonds are a class of carbon-based nanoparticles that are rapidly gaining attention, particularly for biomedical applications, i.e., as drug carriers, for bioimaging, or as implant coatings.Expand
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Functionalized ceramics for biomedical, biotechnological and environmental applications.
Surface functionalization has become of paramount importance and is considered a fundamental tool for the development and design of countless devices and engineered systems for key technologicalExpand
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Highly efficient enzyme-functionalized porous zirconia microtubes for bacteria filtration.
In contrast to polymer membranes, ceramic membranes offer considerable advantages for safe drinking water provision due to their excellent chemical, thermal, and mechanical endurance. In this study,Expand
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Modulation of Silica Nanoparticle Uptake into Human Osteoblast Cells by Variation of the Ratio of Amino and Sulfonate Surface Groups: Effects of Serum
To study the importance of the surface charge for cellular uptake of silica nanoparticles (NPs), we synthesized five different single- or multifunctionalized fluorescent silica NPs (FFSNPs) byExpand
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Comparison of micropatterning methods for ceramic surfaces
Abstract The fabrication of defined ceramic micropatterns smaller than 100 μm is due to the hardness and brittleness of ceramic materials still very challenging. However, in recent years,Expand
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