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Absolute and direct microRNA quantification using DNA-gold nanoparticle probes.
DNA-gold nanoparticle probes are implemented in a simple strategy for direct microRNA (miRNA) quantification. Fluorescently labeled DNA-probe strands are immobilized on PEGylated gold nanoparticlesExpand
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Neurons sense nanoscale roughness with nanometer sensitivity
The interaction between cells and nanostructured materials is attracting increasing interest, because of the possibility to open up novel concepts for the design of smart nanobiomaterials with activeExpand
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Negligible particle-specific toxicity mechanism of silver nanoparticles: the role of Ag+ ion release in the cytosol.
Toxicity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) is supported by many observations in literature, but no mechanism details have been proved yet. Here we confirm and quantify the toxic potential of fullyExpand
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Fibrous wound dressings encapsulating essential oils as natural antimicrobial agents.
Preventing infections is one of the main focuses of wound care. The colonisation of wounds by microorganisms can in fact have negative consequences on the healing process, delaying it. Here, weExpand
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Hypermethylated levels of E-cadherin promoter in Huh-7 cells expressing the HCV core protein.
BACKGROUND AND AIM The mechanisms of hepatocarcinogenesis induced by hepatitis C virus remain unclear. Our aim was to investigate the effect of the HCV core protein on the promoter methylation statusExpand
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Toxicity assessment of anatase and rutile titanium dioxide nanoparticles: The role of degradation in different pH conditions and light exposure.
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2NPs), in the two crystalline forms, rutile and anatase, have been widely used in many industrial fields, especially in cosmetics. Therefore, a lot of details aboutExpand
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Molecular response of Escherichia coli adhering onto nanoscale topography
Bacterial adhesion onto abiotic surfaces is an important issue in biology and medicine since understanding the bases of such interaction represents a crucial aspect in the design of safe implantExpand
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All natural cellulose acetate-Lemongrass essential oil antimicrobial nanocapsules.
Nanocapsules and nanoparticles play an essential role in the delivery of pharmaceutical agents in modern era, since they can be delivered in specific tissues and cells. Natural polymers, such asExpand
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Alginate-lavender nanofibers with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity to effectively promote burn healing.
One of the current challenges in wound care is the development of multifunctional dressings that can both protect the wound from external agents and promote the regeneration of the new tissue. Here,Expand
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Three-dimensional cage-like microscaffolds for cell invasion studies
Cancer cell motility is one of the major events involved in metastatic process. Tumor cells that disseminate from a primary tumor can migrate into the vascular system and, being carried by theExpand
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