Martina Koneracká

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The effect of magnetic field on the structure formation in an oil-based magnetic fluid with various concentrations of magnetite particles was studied. The evaluation of the experimental data obtained from small-angle X-ray scattering and ultrasonic attenuation indicates the formation of chain-like aggregates composed of magnetite particles. The experimental(More)
Pathogenesis of amyloid-related diseases is associated with the presence of protein amyloid deposits. Insulin amyloids have been reported in a patient with diabetes undergoing treatment by injection of insulin and causes problems in the production and storage of this drug and in pplication of insulin pumps. We have studied the interference of insulin(More)
In this work the 4-(trans- 4'-n -hexylcyclohexyl)-isothiocyanatobenzene (6CHBT) liquid crystal was doped with differently shaped magnetite nanoparticles. The structural changes were observed by capacitance measurements and showed significant influence of the shape and size of the magnetic particles on the magnetic Fréedericksz transition. For the volume(More)
Peptide amyloid aggregation is a hallmark of several human pathologies termed amyloid diseases. We have investigated the effect of electrostatically stabilized magnetic nanoparticles of Fe(3)O(4) on the amyloid aggregation of lysozyme, as a prototypical amyloidogenic protein. Thioflavin T fluorescence assay and atomic force microscopy were used for(More)
The human lung adenocarcinoma epithelial (A549) cells and the human embryo lung (HEL 12469) cells were used to investigate the uptake and cytotoxicity of magnetite nanoparticles (MNPs) with different chemically modified surfaces. MNPs uptake was an energy-dependent process substantially affected by the serum concentration in the culture medium. Internalized(More)
Ferrofluid-modified trypsin has been used for the detection and determination of selected xenobiotics that inhibit trypsin activity. The procedure is useful especially when colored samples or samples containing suspended solid impurities are to be assayed. Ferrofluid-modified trypsin was inhibited by Ag+ and Pb2+, selected dyes (safranin, thionin),(More)
The dielectric properties (permittivity, loss factor, dielectric breakdown strength) of magnetic liquids were investigated. The magnetic liquids were composed of magnetite particles coated with oleic acid as surfactant and dispersed in transformer oil. To determine their dielectric properties they were subjected to a uniform magnetic field at high(More)
The response in capacitance to low external magnetic fields (up to 0.1 T) of suspensions of spherical magnetic nanoparticles, single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT), SWCNT functionalized with carboxyl group (SWCNT-COOH), and SWCNT functionalized with Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles in a nematic liquid crystal has been studied experimentally. The volume concentration(More)
Presence of protein amyloid deposits is associated with pathogenesis of amyloid-related diseases. Insulin amyloid aggregates have been reported in a patient with diabetes undergoing treatment by injection of insulin. We have investigated the interference of insulin amyloid aggregation with two Fe3O4-based magnetic fluids. The magnetic fluids are able to(More)