Lev Bromberg

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Aggregation phenomena in aqueous solutions of purified human tracheobronchial mucin have been studied by rheological methods, steady-state fluorescence, quasielastic light scattering, and spin probe techniques. At temperatures below 30 degrees C and concentrations above 15 mg/mL and in the absence of chaotropic agents, mucin solutions are viscoelastic gels.(More)
The siRNA transfection efficiency of nanoparticles (NPs), composed of a superparamagnetic iron oxide core modified with polycationic polymers (poly(hexamethylene biguanide) or branched polyethyleneimine), were studied in CHO-K1 and HeLa cell lines. Both NPs demonstrated to be good siRNA transfection vehicles, but unmodified branched polyethyleneimine (25(More)
We report on the performance of brominated poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP-Br), brominated poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG-Br), and brominated poly(allylamine-co-4-aminopyridine) (PAAm-APy-Br) for their ability to decontaminate Bacillus anthracis Sterne spores in solution while also allowing for the sensing of the spores. The polymers were brominated by bromine(More)
Polycationic systems based on poly(hexamethylene biguanide) (PHMBG), branched polyethyleneimine (PEI) and poly(N-vinylguanidine) (PVG) have been evaluated as heterogeneous catalysts for the transesterification of sunflower oil by methanol. Insoluble networks are synthesized via crosslinking of PHMBG by either 4,4'-methylenebis(N,N-diglycidylaniline) or(More)
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