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The data presented support the idea that gangliosides are involved in thermal adaptation of neuronal membranes. Brain ganglioside patterns from cold-blooded vertebrate species living in different climates and from mammals during ontogenetical or seasonal changes in their body temperature were compared. The general rule "the lower the environmental(More)
Ganglioside patterns from crucian carp brain, muscle, and liver as well as liver gangliosides of roach, carp, the cichlid Oreochromis mossambicus, pigeon, dwarf hamster, and calf were comparatively analyzed by high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC). To achieve a rapid estimation on potentially interesting ganglioside compounds,(More)
Shallow electron spin echo envelope modulations due to dipole-dipole couplings between electron spins provide information on the radial distribution function of the spins in disordered systems while angular correlations between spin pairs are negligible. Under these conditions and in the absence of orientational selection, the dipolar time evolution data(More)
Composite materials with periodic variations of density and/or sound velocities, so-called phononic crystals, can exhibit bandgaps where propagation of acoustic waves is forbidden. Phononic crystals are the elastic analogue of the well-established photonic crystals and show potential for manipulating the flow of elastic energy. So far, the experimental(More)
We performed fluorescence correlation spectroscopy measurements to assess the long-time self-diffusion of a variety of spherical tracer particles in periodic porous nanostructures. Inverse opal structures with variable cavity sizes and openings in the nanometer domain were employed as the model system. We obtained both the exponent of the scaling relation(More)
We employed fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) to study the diffusion of small fluorescence tracers in liquid filled silica inverse opals. The inverse opals consisted of a nanoporous silica scaffold spanning a hexagonal crystal of spherical voids of 360 nm diameter connected by circular pores of 70 nm diameter. The diffusion of Alexa Fluor 488 in(More)
The structural features and swelling properties of responsive hydrogel films based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) copolymers with a photo-cross-linkable benzophenone unit were investigated by surface plasmon resonance, optical waveguide mode spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy. The temperature-dependent swelling behavior was studied with respect to(More)