Milena Reháková

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This article describes properties of composites of collagen-hyaluronic acid shaped to layered materials. According to the results, interactions of these two polymers are very strong. The properties can be influenced by chemical crosslinking using glyoxal and starch dialdehyde. The different behavior during enzymatic degradation by collagenase and in(More)
Physical and chemical modifications of atelocollagen materials have been carried out to improve their physical, chemical and biological properties. We have studied the influence of physical modification using ultraviolet irradiation and of chemical modification using hexamethylene diisocyanate on the physical properties of layered atelocollagen materials.(More)
A method has been developed for identification of corrosive iron-gall inks in historical drawings and documents. The method is based on target-factor analysis of visible-near infrared fibre optic reflection spectra (VIS-NIR FORS). A set of reference spectra was obtained from model samples of laboratory-prepared inks covering a wide range of mixing ratios of(More)
Samples of microbial sodium hyaluronate were degraded by heating, ultrasonication ultraviolet (UV) and gamma-ray irradiation and enzymatic treatment. The weight-average molecular weight, Mw, of hyaluronate in 0.15 M NaCl and 0.06 M Na2HPO4 was determined by gel filtration with UV detection. The Mw of the degraded samples varied from 8 x 10(4) to 1.38 x(More)
Two kinds of layered atelocollagen materials cross-linked with hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDIC), starch dialdehyde and glyoxal were enzymatically treated by bacterial collagenase. Evaluating collagenase digestion assay for these material showed progressive differences, particularly in the group of samples cross-linked with HMDIC. This should offer the(More)
Research into paper artworks and the identification of drawing techniques dating from the 15th to the 19th century from the collection of Slovak National Gallery revealed that the most frequently used means of writing was a set of brown-gray inks. This set includes bistre, sepia, and iron-gall inks (IGI). The light fastness of these organic compounds is not(More)
The review deals with collagen which is an essential natural polymer for preparing of biomaterials used in different fields of medicine. Besides discussing the structure of the basic polymer, the antigenicity of collagen materials as well as the bioactive properties of the collagen implants are described. The substantial part of the paper is oriented to the(More)