Martina Koneracká

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
Control of the size and spatial distribution of materials at multiple length scales is one of the most compelling issues in nanotechnology research. We report a multiple-length-scale patterning of pure magnetic particles as well as biocompatible magnetic particles based on a printing technique named micro-injection molding in capillaries. The magnetic(More)
Magnetic fluids are stable colloidal systems of fine single-domain magnetic particles (for example Fe 3 O 4 , γ-Fe 2 O 3 , Co, MnFe 2 O 4, etc.) that are suspended in liquid carrier such as water, mineral oil, damping oil, paraffin, kerosene and so on. The properties of magnetic fluids are well controlled by external magnetic field that gives broad(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)