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In this work, novel conductive composite nanofiber mesh possessing reactive groups was electrospun from solutions containing poly(acrylonitrile-co-acrylic acid) (PANCAA) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for redoxase immobilization, assuming that the incorporated MWCNTs could behave as electrons transferor during enzyme catalysis. The covalent(More)
A simple way of fabricating enzymatic membrane reactor with high enzyme loading and activity retention from the conjugation between nanofibrous membrane and lipase was devised. Poly(acrylonitrile-co-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PANCHEMA) was electrospun into fibrous membrane and used as support for enzyme immobilization. The hydroxyl groups on the fibrous(More)
Degradable metals have been suggested as biomaterials with revolutionary potential for bone-related therapies. Of these candidate metals, magnesium alloys appear to be particularly attractive candidates because of their non-toxicity and outstanding mechanical properties. Despite their having been widely studied as orthopedic implants for bone(More)
Efforts have recently been made toward the study of interactions of phospholipid with various enzymes. It seems that phospholipids may be directly involved in regulating the enzyme activity. In this work, three phospholipid analogous polymers (PAPs), containing hydrophobic octyloxy, dodecyloxy, and octadecyloxy groups (abbreviated as 8-PAP, 12-PAP, and(More)
Heparin was covalently immobilized on PSf membranes to obtain a dialysis membrane with high affinity for LDL. WCA and streaming potential measurements were performed to investigate wettability and surface charge of the membranes. The morphology of the membranes was investigated by SEM. An ELISA was used to measure the adsorption and desorption of LDL on(More)
A simple, convenient and economical method for the heparinization of PSf membranes is described, with the aim of preparing an LDL adsorber for simultaneous LDL apheresis and hemodialysis. An atmospheric pressure glow discharge generator is used to activate the PSf membrane surface, with subsequent chemical binding of heparin in the presence of EDC and NHS.(More)
Nanofibrous membranes with an average diameter of 100 and 180 nm were fabricated from poly(acrylonitrile-co-maleic acid) (PANCMA) by the electrospinning process. These nanofibrous membranes contain reactive groups which can be used to covalently immobilize biomacromolecules. Two natural macromolecules, chitosan and gelatin, were tethered on these(More)
The demand for highly efficient and multifunctional membranes in various separation processes is increasing. Recently, mussel-inspired polydopamine (PDA) has provided a promising way to meet these requirements because of its surface-adhesive property and film-forming ability. However, traditional PDA coatings usually suffer from the disadvantages of(More)
A novel method for the surface modification of a microporous polypropylene membrane by tethering phospholipid analogous polymers (PAPs) is given, which includes the photoinduced graft polymerization of N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) and the ring-opening reaction of grafted poly-(DMAEMA) with 2-alkyloxy-2-oxo-1,3,2-dioxaphospholanes. Five(More)