Sarah C Larsen

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Two nanocrystalline NaY samples were synthesized with Si/Al ratios of 1.8 and crystal sizes of 23 and 50 nm, respectively. The synthesized NaY zeolites were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, nitrogen adsorption isotherms, silicon solid-state magic angle spinning NMR and FTIR spectroscopy. A commercial NaY sample was(More)
Silicalite-1 powders with crystal sizes ranging from 20 to 1000 nm were synthesized by systematically varying synthesis gel composition, pressure, temperature, and time duration. These samples were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, nitrogen adsorption isotherms, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, and toluene(More)
The aim was to evaluate the performance of selected individual major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and class II alleles and combinations of these on disease resistance against furunculosis. The material, consisting of 2,145 Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from seven families, contained four MHC class I (UBA) alleles and two MHC class II alpha (DAA)(More)
Nanocrystalline NaZSM-5 zeolites with systematically varied particle sizes (15, 60, and 200 nm) were functionalized with organosilanes. Through the systematic variation of particle size and therefore external surface area of NaZSM-5, the extent of functionalization and location of functional groups were spectroscopically verified. 29Si magic-angle spinning(More)
Here, we report on a new zeolite-based silicalite nanoparticle that can enhance the transfection efficiencies generated by poly ethylene imine-plasmid DNA (PEI-pDNA) complexes via a sedimentation mechanism and can enhance the transfection efficiencies of pDNA alone when surface functionalized with amine groups. The silicalite nanoparticles have a mean size(More)
Musashi-1 (MSI1) is an RNA-binding protein that acts as a translation activator or repressor of target mRNAs. The best-characterized MSI1 target is Numb mRNA, whose encoded protein negatively regulates Notch signaling. Additional MSI1 targets include the mRNAs for the tumor suppressor protein APC that regulates Wnt signaling and the cyclin-dependent kinase(More)
In this report, we describe the synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline silicalite (the purely siliceous form of the zeolite, ZSM-5) of defined crystal size and surface functionalization and determine the effect on the type and degree of cytotoxicity induced in two distinct model cell lines. The silicalite materials were characterized by powder(More)
Nanocrystalline ZSM-5 with a Si/Al ratio of 20 was synthesized using clear solutions and a hydrothermal synthesis procedure. The resulting ZSM-5 materials were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), nitrogen adsorption isotherms, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, and toluene adsorption. A commercial ZSM-5 sample(More)
The surface chemistry of zeolite nanoparticles functionalized with the organosilane aminopropyldimethylmethoxysilane (APDMMS) was selectively probed using solution (1)H NMR spectroscopy. The use of solution NMR spectroscopy results in high-resolution NMR spectra, and the technique is selective for protons on the surface organic functional groups due to(More)