Menghuang Feng

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Methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)/chitosan graft co-polymers (CS-g-mPEGs) with different degrees of substitution were synthesized by reductive N-alkylation of chitosan with poly(ethylene glycol) aldehyde. The crystalline and thermal properties of CS-g-mPEGs were characterized by wide-angle X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and(More)
A water-insoluble iron(III)-chelating resin was used to study iron removal from milk and other nutrient media. Seventy to 85% of the iron could be removed from wine and beer with the resin, which was a crosslinked copolymer of 1-(beta-acrylamidoethyl)-3-hydroxy-2-methyl-4(1H)- pyridinone and N,N-dimethylacrylamide. Iron removal from milk was dependent on(More)
The synthesis, iron (III)-chelating properties, and antibacterial activity of several compounds containing the 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-4(1H)-pyridinone (HMP) moiety are described. Using the HMP derivatives iron (III) could be mobilized from iron (III)-binding proteins at physiological pH with a rate order of transferrin > lactoferrin > ferritin. Addition of(More)
For the removal of iron(III), Sepharose-desferrioxamine gels were prepared by the coupling of CNBr-activated Sepharose with desferrioxamine (DFO) at pH 7.8-8.3. DFO densities of the gels were 12-23 mumol/ml gel with iron(III) chelating capacities of 8.5-18 mumol/ml gel. The Sepharose-DFO gels with a high affinity for iron(III) were used for the removal of(More)
Iron(III) removal from lactoferrin by an iron(III)-chelating resin with immobilized 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-4(1H)-pyridinone ligands was studied at physiological pH in the presence of citrate. The resin had a marked effect on the extent of iron removal. By using the iron(III)-chelating resin, removal of iron from lactoferrin was nearly complete in < 24 h.(More)
3-Hydroxy-4(1H)-pyridinones(HP)-Sepharose gels were prepared to study their iron(III) chelating properties. As ligands, derivatives of 3-hydroxy-4(1H)-pyridinone were coupled to CNBr-activated Sepharose gels. HP-Sepharose gels were obtained with HP densities of 23-28 mumol/ml gel and iron(III) chelating capacities of 19-23 mumol/ml gel at pH 6.8. From(More)
Thermoplastic copolymers of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and methyl methacrylate (MMA) (molar ratio: 75/25 HEMA-MMA) were synthesized using HEMA containing different amounts of ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) to investigate their suitability for cell microencapsulation. Pure HEMA (0.0% EGDMA) was obtained with preparative chromatography to(More)
Antibacterial activity of a water-insoluble iron(III)-chelating resin with covalently bonded 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-4(1H)-pyridinone (HMP) groups was evaluated in a brain heart infusion (BHI) medium. The activity of the resin against Escherichia coli was lower than that of soluble HMP iron(III) chelators, whereas against Listeria inocua, an activity(More)
The effects of Tween 20 on the desorption of proteins from polyethylene and polyurethane were studied, using single protein solutions of the human proteins fibrinogen (Fb), immunoglobulin G (IgG), serum albumin (HSA), high density lipoproteins (HDL), and plasma. The surfactant may partly or even completely desorb the proteins, depending on the type of(More)
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