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A major function of the cell-to-cell adhesion molecule E-cadherin is the maintenance of cell adhesion and tissue integrity. E-cadherin deficiency in tumours leads to changes in cell morphology and motility, so that E-cadherin is considered to be a suppressor of invasion. In this study we investigated the functional consequences of three tumour-associated(More)
One task in risk assessment of engineered nanoparticles is toxicological studies. A suitable interpretation of these investigations demands a comprehensive physical-chemical characterization. Here, we present an approach to gain well-dispersed nanoparticles in physiological media. Therefore, a step-by-step procedure is demonstrated on two different tungsten(More)
AIM In this paper, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are presented as feasible carriers for carboplatin, a therapeutic agent for cancer treatment. The drug was introduced into CNTs to demonstrate that they are suited as nanocontainers and nanocarriers and can release the drug to initialize its medical virtue. METHOD The filling was accomplished by a wet-chemical(More)
We have introduced a facile strategy to fabricate sandwich-stacked SnO2/Cu hybrid nanosheets as multichannel anodes for lithium-ion batteries applying rolled-up nanotechnology with the use of carbon black as intersheet spacer. By employing a direct self-rolling and compressing approach, a much higher effective volume efficiency is achieved as compared to(More)
Hierarchically designed SiOx /SiOy rolled-up bilayer nanomembranes are used as anodes for lithium-ion batteries. The functionalities of the SiO(x,y) layers can be engineered by simply controlling the oxygen content, resulting in anodes that exhibit a reversible capacity of about 1300 mA h g(-1) with an excellent stability of over 100 cycles, as well as a(More)
A novel catalyst design for the conversion of mono- and disaccharides to lactic acid and its alkyl esters was developed. The design uses a mesoporous silica, here represented by MCM-41, which is filled with a polyaromatic to graphite-like carbon network. The particular structure of the carbon-silica composite allows the accommodation of a broad variety of(More)
Preparation of Nanographene oxide (NGO) - Gelatin hybrids for efficient treatment of Neuroblastoma. Nanohybrids were prepared via non-covalent interactions. Spectroscopic tools have been used to discriminate the chemical states of NGO prior and after gelatin coating, with UV visible spectroscopy revealing the maximum binding capacity of gelatin to NGO.(More)
Producing sterile glass surfaces is of great importance for a wide range of laboratory and medical applications, including in vitro cell culture and tissue engineering. However, sterilization may change the surface properties of glass and thereby affect its use for medical applications, for instance as a substrate for culturing cells. To investigate(More)