Karl Fischer

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We report herein thermally responsive elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) in a linear AB diblock architecture with an N-terminal peptide ligand that self-assemble into spherical micelles when heated slightly above body temperature. A series of 10 ELP block copolymers (ELP(BC)'s ) with different molecular weights and hydrophilic-to-hydrophobic block ratios were(More)
Changes in the orientation of cortical microtubules (longitudinal vs. transverse with respect to the long cell axis) at the outer epidermal wall of maize coleoptile segments were induced by auxin, red or blue light, and mechanical stresses (cell extension or compression produced by bending). Immunofluorescent techniques were used for the quantitative(More)
This paper describes the synthesis of functional amphiphilic poly( N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide)-block-poly(lauryl methacrylate) copolymers by RAFT polymerization via the intermediate step of activated ester block copolymers (pentafluoro-phenyl methacrylate). Block copolymers with molecular weights from 12000-28000 g/mol and PDIs of about 1.2 have(More)
We report herein the unexpected temperature triggered self-assembly of proteins fused to thermally responsive elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) into spherical micelles. A set of six ELP block copolymers (ELP(BC)) differing in hydrophilic and hydrophobic block lengths were genetically fused to two single domain proteins, thioredoxin (Trx) and a fibronectin(More)
BACKGROUND Donor organ shortage represents a major problem in lung transplantation. Donation after cardiac death could help to expand the pool of organs, but the additional period of warm ischemia after cardiac arrest aggravates primary graft dysfunction. The pulmonary endothelium of the graft constitutes an important source and target of reactive oxygen(More)
Oligonucleotides such as short, double-stranded RNA (siRNA) or plasmid DNA (pDNA) promise high potential in gene therapy. For pharmaceutical application, however, adequate drug carriers are required. Among various concepts progressing in the market or final development, nanosized hydrogel particles may serve as novel transport media especially for siRNA. In(More)
For systemic siRNA delivery applications, well-defined drug carriers are required that guarantee stability for both carrier and cargo. Among various concepts progressing in market or final development, cationic nanohydrogel particles may serve as novel transport media especially designed for siRNA-in vivo experiments. In this work, the interaction of(More)
1. The transpiration in leaves of Bryophyllum daigremontianum exactly follows the changes in consumption of atmospheric carbon dioxide (caused by the Crassulaceen acid metabolism) during the light and dark periods. After removal of the epidermis no distinct rhythm in the course of transpiration can be observed any more, whereas the characteristic CO2(More)
Mitochondria from pea (Pisum sativum L.) cotyledons and potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tubers exhibited a palmitoyl carnitine-dependent, KCN-sensitive stimulation of the oxygen uptake measured in the presence of 0.2mmol·−1 malate (sparker malate), provided a certain concentration range of palmitoylcarnitine was observed. Above this concentration range, which(More)
In a certain stage of development, the performance of nanoparticle- or polymer-drug conjugates is tested "in vivo", that is, in mice or rats. Besides pharmaceutical and chemical characterization, the structural characterization of such drug carrier systems in terms of size, size distribution, and shape is typically performed in physiological salt solution(More)