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Journal for Biophysical Chemistry

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  1. Content type: Original article

    The limit of detection of advanced immunoassays, biochips and micro/nano biodetection devices is impacted by the non-specific adsorption of target molecules at the sample surface. In this paper, we present a s...

    Authors: Amandine MC Egea, Emmanuelle Trévisiol and Christophe Vieu

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:37

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  2. Content type: Original article

    Polyethylenglycol (PEG) hydrogels are widely used as tuneable substrates for biological and technical applications due to their good biocompatibility and their high hydrophilicity. Here we compare the mesh siz...

    Authors: Valentin Hagel, Tamás Haraszti and Heike Boehm

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:36

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  3. Content type: Report

    Topographical modifications of the surface influence several cell functions and can be exploited to modulate cellular activities such as adhesion, migration and proliferation. These complex interactions are ce...

    Authors: Davide Franco, Mirko Klingauf, Marco Cecchini, Volkmar Falk, Christoph Starck, Dimos Poulikakos and Aldo Ferrari

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:34

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  4. Content type: Original article

    The collective migration of cells is fundamental to epithelial biology. One of the hallmarks of collective behavior in migrating cohesive epithelial cell sheets is the emergence of so called leader cells. Thes...

    Authors: Sebastian Rausch, Tamal Das, Jérôme RD Soiné, Tobias W Hofmann, Christian HJ Boehm, Ulrich S Schwarz, Heike Boehm and Joachim P Spatz

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:32

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  5. Content type: Original article

    The determination of the spatially resolved calcium distribution and concentration in bone is essential for the assessment of bone quality. It enables the diagnosis and elucidation of bone diseases, the course...

    Authors: Anja Henss, Marcus Rohnke, Sven Knaack, Matthias Kleine-Boymann, Thomas Leichtweiss, Peter Schmitz, Thaqif El Khassawna, Michael Gelinsky, Christian Heiss and Jürgen Janek

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:31

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Surface-anchored, crystalline and oriented metal organic frameworks (SURMOFs) have huge potential for biological applications due to their well-defined and highly-porous structure. In this work we describe a M...

    Authors: Maria Pilar Arpa Sancet, Maximilian Hanke, Zhengbang Wang, Stella Bauer, Carlos Azucena, Hasan K Arslan, Marita Heinle, Hartmut Gliemann, Christof Wöll and Axel Rosenhahn

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:29

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Reflection interference contrast microscopy (RICM) allows the visualization of the cell’s adhesion topology on substrates. Here it is applied as a new label-free method to measure adhesion forces between tumor...

    Authors: Katharina Klein, Christina E Rommel, Vera C Hirschfeld-Warneken and Joachim P Spatz

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:28

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  8. Content type: Original article

    The response of fibroblast cells to periodically poled LiTaO3 ferroelectric crystals has been studied. While fibroblast cells do not show morphological differences on the two polarization directions, they show a ...

    Authors: Christof Christophis, Elisabetta Ada Cavalcanti-Adam, Maximilian Hanke, Kenji Kitamura, Alexei Gruverman, Michael Grunze, Peter A Dowben and Axel Rosenhahn

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:27

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  9. Content type: Original article

    The bone therapeutic drug zoledronate (ZOL) was loaded at and released by polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) particle films composed of either pure poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI) or maltose-modified poly(ethyleneimine) ...

    Authors: Bernhard Torger, David Vehlow, Birgit Urban, Samaa Salem, Dietmar Appelhans and Martin Müller

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:25

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  10. Content type: Original article

    An unmet need exists for the development of next-generation multifunctional nanocomposite materials for biomedical applications, particularly in the field of cardiovascular regenerative biology. Herein, we des...

    Authors: Aaron Tan, Yasmin Farhatnia, Debbie Goh, Natasha G, Achala de Mel, Jing Lim, Swee-Hin Teoh, Andrey V Malkovskiy, Reema Chawla, Jayakumar Rajadas, Brian G Cousins, Michael R Hamblin, Mohammad S Alavijeh and Alexander M Seifalian

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:23

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Bacterial adhesion and biofilm growth can cause severe biomaterial-related infections and failure of medical implants. To assess the antifouling properties of engineered coatings, advanced approaches are neede...

    Authors: Ima Avalos Vizcarra, Philippe Emge, Philipp Miermeister, Mamta Chabria, Rupert Konradi, Viola Vogel and Jens Möller

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:22

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Titanium is the most widely preferred metal material for bone reconstruction in orthopedics and dentistry. To improve its biological performance, various coatings can be applied. In this investigation, a biomi...

    Authors: Maksym Golub, Dieter Lott, Erik B Watkins, Vasyl Garamus, Berengere Luthringer, Michael Stoermer, Andreas Schreyer and Regine Willumeit

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:21

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  13. Content type: Original article

    By taking advantage of the electron pathway through the heme group in cytochrome c (CytoC) electrochemists have built sensors based upon CytoC immobilized onto metal electrodes. Previous studies have shown tha...

    Authors: Joe E Baio, Tobias Weidner, Dennis Ramey, Leah Pruzinsky and David G Castner

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:18

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Commonly used implants for therapeutic approaches of non-systemically impaired bone do not sufficiently support the healing process of osteoporotic bone. Since strontium (II) has been proven as an effective an...

    Authors: Julia Kokesch-Himmelreich, Matthias Schumacher, Marcus Rohnke, Michael Gelinsky and Jürgen Janek

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:17

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  15. Content type: Original article

    The ability to present signalling molecules within a low fouling 3D environment that mimics the extracellular matrix is an important goal for a range of biomedical applications, both in vitro and in vivo. Cell re...

    Authors: Thomas Ameringer, Francesca Ercole, Kelly M Tsang, Bryan R Coad, Xueliang Hou, Andrew Rodda, David R Nisbet, Helmut Thissen, Richard A Evans, Laurence Meagher and John S Forsythe

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:16

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  16. Content type: Original article

    The inhibition of unspecific adhesion of human white blood cells is a prerequisite for applications requiring the control of defined surface interactions. In this study, a passivation agent based on polyethyle...

    Authors: Alexander Sauter, Gunther Richter, Alexandre Micoulet, Aurora Martinez, Joachim P Spatz and Silke Appel

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:14

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Using density functional theory we look at the quantum mechanics of charge transport along water wires both with free ends and donor/acceptor terminated. With the intermediate geometries in the DFT iterations ...

    Authors: Markus Leopold Karahka and Hans Jürgen Kreuzer

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:13

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  18. Content type: Original article

    The present study reports the fabrication and characterization of a novel nanostructured phyto-bioactive coated rayon/polyester wound dressing (WD) surface refractory to Candida albicans adhesion, colonization an...

    Authors: Ion Anghel, Alina Maria Holban, Ecaterina Andronescu, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu and Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:12

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Different aspects of biominerals formed by apatite and DNA have been investigated using computer modeling tools. Firstly, the structure and stability of biominerals in which DNA molecules are embedded into hyd...

    Authors: Guillermo Revilla-López, Jordi Casanovas, Oscar Bertran, Pau Turon, Jordi Puiggalí and Carlos Alemán

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:10

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  20. Content type: Original article

    We have developed a technique for the high-resolution, self-aligning, and high-throughput patterning of antibody binding functionality on surfaces by selectively changing the reactivity of protein-coated surfa...

    Authors: Eliedonna Cacao, Tim Sherlock, Azeem Nasrullah, Steven Kemper, Jennifer Knoop, Katerina Kourentzi, Paul Ruchhoeft, Gila E Stein, Robert L Atmar and Richard C Willson

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:9

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Hydrotalcite (HT) and other layered double metal hydroxides are of great interest as gene delivery and timed release drug delivery systems and as enteric vehicles for biologically active molecules that are sen...

    Authors: Brian A Sanderson, Drew S Sowersby, Sergio Crosby, Marcus Goss, L Kevin Lewis and Gary W Beall

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:8

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  22. Content type: Perspective

    Biosensors allowing for the rapid and sensitive detection of viral pathogens in environmental or clinical samples are urgently needed to prevent disease outbreaks and spreading. We present a bioanalytical assa...

    Authors: Marta Bally, Moritz Graule, Francisco Parra, Göran Larson and Fredrik Höök

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:4

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  23. Content type: Original article

    The extracellular matrix (ECM) environment plays a critical role in organism development and disease. Surface sensitive microscopy techniques for studying the structural and chemical properties of ECMs are oft...

    Authors: Christopher R Anderton, Frank W DelRio, Kiran Bhadriraju and Anne L Plant

    Citation: Biointerphases 2013 8:2

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  24. Content type: Article

    The functionalization of chitosan with carboxymethyl groups allows zwitterionic or anionic chitosan derivatives to be obtained as a function of the degree of substitution. Here, we show that polyelectrolyte mu...

    Authors: Maria A. Witt, Francine Valenga, Rebecca Blell, Marta E. R. Dotto, Ivan H. Bechtold, Olivier Felix, Alfredo T. N. Pires and Gero Decher

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:64

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  25. Content type: In Focus: Future of Biosensors – Review

    An overview is provided of the various methods for analyzing biosensing data, with emphasis on information visualization approaches such as multidimensional projection techniques. Emphasis is placed on the imp...

    Authors: Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr., Felippe J. Pavinatto, Carlos J. L. Constantino, Fernando V. Paulovich and Maria Cristina F. de Oliveira

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:53

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  26. Content type: Article

    An understanding of protein adsorption process is crucial for designing biomaterial surfaces. In this work, with the use of a quartz-crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring, we researched the followin...

    Authors: Marta Pegueroles, Chiara Tonda-Turo, Josep A. Planell, Francisco-Javier Gil and Conrado Aparicio

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:48

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  27. Content type: Article

    Surface wettability and topography are recognized as critical factors influencing cell behavior on biomaterials. So far only few works have reported cell responses on surfaces exhibiting extreme wettability in...

    Authors: Bianca N. Lourenço, Giulia Marchioli, Welong Song, Rui L. Reis, Clemens A. van Blitterswijk, Marcel Karperien, Aart van Apeldoorn and João F. Mano

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:46

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  28. Content type: Article

    Silk is the generic name given to the fibrous proteins spun by a number of arthropods. During metamorphosis, the larva of the silk producing arthropods excrete silk-fiber from its mouth and spun it around the ...

    Authors: Manas Roy, Sunil Kumar Meena, Tejas Sanjeev Kusurkar, Sushil Kumar Singh, Niroj Kumar Sethy, Kalpana Bhargava, Sabyasachi Sarkar and Mainak Das

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:45

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  29. Content type: Article

    Protein–surface interactions are crucial to the overall biocompatability of biomaterials, and are thought to be the impetus towards the adverse host responses such as blood coagulation and complement activatio...

    Authors: Sinoj Abraham, Markian S. Bahniuk and Larry D. Unsworth

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:40

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Biointerphases 2013 8:11

  30. Content type: Article

    Stimuli responsive (or “smart”) polymer brushes represent a non-toxic approach for achieving release of biofouling layers. Thermo-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) polymer brushes have been shown t...

    Authors: Phanindhar Shivapooja, Linnea K. Ista, Heather E. Canavan and Gabriel P. Lopez

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:32

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  31. Content type: Article

    By quantitatively comparing a variety of macromolecular surface coating agents, we discovered that surface coating strongly modulates the adhesion and morphogenesis of primary hippocampal neurons and serves as...

    Authors: Yi Sun, Zhuo Huang, Wenwen Liu, Kaixuan Yang, Kang Sun, Shige Xing, Dong Wang, Wei Zhang and Xingyu Jiang

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:29

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  32. Content type: In Focus: Nanomedicine - Article

    Flexible tubular structures fabricated from solution electrospun fibers are finding increasing use in tissue engineering applications. However it is difficult to control the deposition of fibers due to the cha...

    Authors: Toby D. Brown, Anna Slotosch, Laure Thibaudeau, Anna Taubenberger, Daniela Loessner, Cedryck Vaquette, Paul D. Dalton and Dietmar W. Hutmacher

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:13

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  33. Content type: In Focus: Nanomedicine - Article

    Nanoparticles (NPs) are gaining increasing attention for potential application in medicine; consequently, studying their interaction with cells is of central importance. We found that both ligand arrangement a...

    Authors: Randy P. Carney, Tamara M. Carney, Marie Mueller and Francesco Stellacci

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:17

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  34. Content type: In Focus: Nanomedicine - Article

    Gold nanoparticles are extensively investigated for their potential biomedical applications. Therefore, it is pertinent to thoroughly evaluate their biological effects at different levels and their underlying ...

    Authors: Zhenlin Fan, Xiao Yang, Yiye Li, Suping Li, Shiwen Niu, Xiaochun Wu, Jingyan Wei and Guangjun Nie

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:10

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  35. Content type: In Focus: Nanomedicine - Article

    Antibody-presenting liposomes present high interest as drug delivery systems. The association of antibodies to liposomes is usually realized by covalent coupling of IgGs or their antigen-binding fragments to l...

    Authors: Boris Garnier, Sisareuth Tan, Céline Gounou, Alain R. Brisson, Jeanny Laroche-Traineau, Marie-Josée Jacobin-Valat and Gisèle Clofent-Sanchez

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:11

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