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An intelligent magnetic hydrogel (ferrogel) was fabricated by mixing poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogels and Fe3O4 magnetic particles through freezing-thawing cycles. Although the external direct current magnetic field was applied to the ferrogel, the drug was accumulated around the ferrogel, but the accumulated drug was spurt to the environment instantly(More)
Chitosan (CS)/heparin (HEP) polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) was covalently immobilized onto the surface of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) membrane. The effect of surface modification on the protein adsorption and platelet adhesion, metabolites permeation and anticoagulation activity of the resulting membrane was investigated. Surface characterization such as water(More)
Classical swine fever (CSF) is an economically important swine disease worldwide. The glycoprotein E2 of classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is a viral antigen that can induce a protective immune response against CSF. A recombinant E2 protein was constructed using the yeast Pichia pastoris expression system and evaluated for its vaccine efficacy. The(More)
Recently, magnetic silica-based nanospheres have received great attention and displayed magnificent potential for bioimaging and therapeutic purposes. This study provided a way to accelerate drug release from magnetic-sensitive silica nanospheres by controlled bursting to a therapeutically effective concentration by a high-frequency magnetic field (HFMF).(More)
Detecting bacteria in clinical samples without using time-consuming culture processes would allow rapid diagnoses. Such a culture-free detection method requires the capture and analysis of bacteria from a body fluid, which are usually of complicated composition. Here we show that coating Ag-nanoparticle arrays with vancomycin (Van) can provide label-free(More)
Nanocomposites hydrogel (nanohydrogel) composed of chitosan (CS) and montmorillonite (MMT) were prepared and systematically studied for drug release behavior following electrostimulation. The deterioration of the responsiveness and reversibility of CS upon repeated on-off electrostimulation switching operations are major limitations for clinical(More)
Classical swine fever (CSF) caused by the classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is a highly contagious swine disease resulting in large economical losses worldwide. The viral envelope glycoprotein E(rns) and E2 are major targets for eliciting antibodies against CSFV in infected animals. A Pichia pastoris yeast expressed E2 protein (yE2) has been shown to(More)
Magnetic sponge-like hydrogels (ferrosponges) were fabricated by using an in-situ synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) in the presence of various concentrations of gelatin. The resulting ferrosponges show an interconnected nanopore structure which serves as a reservoir to accommodate therapeutic drugs and the nanoporous networks demonstrate magnetic(More)
A PVA-based magnetic-sensitive hydrogel (ferrogel) was fabricated by physical cross-linking through a freezing-thawing method. The influence of the constituting components, i.e., Fe3O4 and PVA, on the magnetic-sensitive behavior of the ferrogels was systematically investigated in terms of permeability coefficient (P), partition coefficient (H), space(More)
The surface plasmon resonance (SPR) wavelength of colloidal gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) can vary when the AuNPs aggregate, have different sizes or shapes, or are modified with chemical molecules. In this study, an optical biosensing platform for a proteinase activity assay was established based on the SPR property of AuNPs. The 13-nm AuNPs were modified with(More)