Samira Hertrich

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Lipid bilayers with a controlled content of anionic lipids are a prerequisite for the quantitative study of hydrophobic-electrostatic interactions of proteins with lipid bilayers. Here, the asymmetric distribution of zwitterionic and anionic lipids in supported lipid bilayers is studied by neutron reflectometry. We prepare POPC/POPS (3:1) unilamellar(More)
2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag Gmb Wide-bandgap semiconductors such as gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) have received increasing attention as potential components in advanced organic/inorganic hybrid systems. In both of these materials, the Fermi level can be varied over a wide energy range by controlled impurity incorporation. Moreover, they exhibit(More)
Extending single attosecond pulse technology from currently sub-200 eV to the so called 'water window' spectral range may enable for the first time the unique investigation of ultrafast electronic processes within the core states of bio-molecules as proteins or other organic materials. Aperiodic multilayer mirrors serve as key components to shape these(More)
Adhesion and motility of cells on polyethylene glycol (PEG) engineered surfaces are of fundamental interest for the development of biotechnological devices. Here, the structure of PEG block copolymers physisorbed to surfaces by polyLlysine (PLL) or polypropylene oxide (PPO) is studied. Cell behavior on such surfaces incubated with fibronectin (FN) is(More)
The realization of a solid-supported lipid bilayer acting as a workbench for the study of membrane processes is a difficult task. For robustness, the bilayer has to be tethered to the substrate. At the same time, diffusion of the lipids and plastic deformations of the membrane should not be obstructed. Furthermore, a highly hydrated surrounding is(More)
A basic understanding of biological membranes is of paramount importance as these membranes comprise the very building blocks of life itself. Cells depend in their function on a range of properties of the membrane, which are important for the stability and function of the cell, information and nutrient transport, waste disposal, and finally the admission of(More)
We developed a bioadhesive coating based on a synthetic peptide-conjugate (AK-cyclo[RGDfC]) which contains multiples of the arginyl-glycyl-aspartic acid (RGD) amino acid sequence. Biotinylated AK-cyclo[RGDfC] is bound to a supported lipid bilayer via a streptavidin interlayer. Layering, hydration and packing of the coating is quantified by X-ray and neutron(More)
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