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  1. A simple electrochemical procedure was used for the synthesis of a polythiophene containingpara-benzenesulfonyl chloride groups. The obtained polymer was shown to be very reactive and directly able to covalently ...

    Authors: R. P. Kengne-Momo, F. Lagarde, Ph. Daniel, J. F. Pilard, M. J. Durand and G. Thouand

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:67

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  2. Depletion of neuroproteins on the inner walls of storage tubes influences the accuracy of tests used for identification of various neurodegenerative disorders. In this paper, a strategy is described for surfac...

    Authors: T. Vrlinic, D. Debarnot, G. Legeay, A. Coudreuse, B. El Moualij, W. Zorzi, A. Perret-Liaudet, I. Quadrio, M. Mozetic and F. Poncin-Epaillard

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:66

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  3. Bioactive constructs to guide cellular mobilization and function have been proposed as an approach for a new generation of biomaterials in functional tissue engineering. Adult mesenchymal stem cells have been ...

    Authors: C. A. Custódio, A. M. Frias, A. del Campo, R. L. Reis and J. F. Mano

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:65

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  4. Inspired by the composition of the native extracellular matrix, biomimetic polyelectrolyte multilayers were assembled from polypeptides and the glycosaminoglycan chondroitin sulfate (CS). To investigate whethe...

    Authors: Steffi Grohmann, Holger Rothe and Klaus Liefeith

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:62

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  5. We introduce a new method to modify films of nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) to produce non-porous, water-resistant substrates for diagnostics. First, water resistant NFC films were prepared from mechanically ...

    Authors: Hannes Orelma, Ilari Filpponen, Leena-Sisko Johansson, Monika Österberg, Orlando J. Rojas and Janne Laine

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:61

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  6. Cathodic arc deposition technique was used to deposit zirconia (ZrO2) films and titania (TiO2) films on titanium (Ti) disks respectively. The surface topography was characterized by scanning electron microscopy a...

    Authors: Shailin Zhang, Junying Sun, Ying Xu, Shi Qian, Bing Wang, Fei Liu and Xuanyong Liu

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:60

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  7. Polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) films present a versatile surface functionalization method allowing to address many applications. These coatings suffer; however, from weak mechanical properties this problem c...

    Authors: Vincent Ball, Kadir Apaydin, Abdelghani Laachachi, Valérie Toniazzo and David Ruch

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:59

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  8. Low impedance at the interface between tissue and conducting electrodes is of utmost importance for the electrical recording or stimulation of heart and brain tissue. A common way to improve the cell–metal int...

    Authors: Christoph Nick, Ravi Joshi, Jörg J. Schneider and Christiane Thielemann

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:58

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  9. We synthesized nano-scaled periodic ripple patterns on silicon and titanium dioxide (TiO2) surfaces by xenon ion irradiation, and performed adsorption experiments with human plasma fibrinogen (HPF) on such surfac...

    Authors: Jana Sommerfeld, Jessica Richter, Raphael Niepelt, Stefanie Kosan, Thomas F. Keller, Klaus D. Jandt and Carsten Ronning

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:55

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  10. Exposure of films formed by the adsorption of oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) functionalized trichlorosilanes on glass to UV light from a frequency-doubled argon ion laser (244 nm) causes photodegradation of the ...

    Authors: Getachew Tizazu, Osama el Zubir, Samson Patole, Anna McLaren, Cvetelin Vasilev, David J. Mothersole, Ali Adawi, C. Neil Hunter, David G. Lidzey, Gabriel P. Lopez and Graham J. Leggett

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:54

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  11. Adsorption free energies for eight host–guest peptides (TGTG-X-GTGT, with X = N, D, G, K, F, T, W, and V) on two different silica surfaces [quartz (100) and silica glass] were calculated using umbrella samplin...

    Authors: James A. Snyder, Tigran Abramyan, Jeremy A. Yancey, Aby A. Thyparambil, Yang Wei, Steven J. Stuart and Robert A. Latour

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:56

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  12. An attempt is made to estimate, via computer simulation of the force–distance relation, the free energy of adhesion between a phosphatidylethanolamine bilayer and an alkanethiolate self-assembled monolayer (SA...

    Authors: Alexander Pertsin and Michael Grunze

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:57

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  13. We present the design and use of an ultrathin, stretchable sensor system capable of conformal lamination onto the skin, for precision measurement and spatial mapping of levels of hydration. This device, which ...

    Authors: Xian Huang, Woon-Hong Yeo, Yuhao Liu and John A. Rogers

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:52

    Content type: In Focus: Future of Biosensors - Article

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  14. Surface exploration is a key step in the colonization of surfaces by sessile marine biofoulers. As many biofouling organisms can delay settlement until a suitable surface is encountered, colonization can compr...

    Authors: S. Maleschlijski, G. H. Sendra, A. Di Fino, L. Leal-Taixé, I. Thome, A. Terfort, N. Aldred, M. Grunze, A. S. Clare, B. Rosenhahn and A. Rosenhahn

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:50

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  15. To successfully apply implant materials for regenerative processes in the body, understanding the mechanisms at the interface between cells or tissues and the artificial material is of critical importance. Thi...

    Authors: Joachim Rychly

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:51

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  16. The intent to solve biological and biomedical questions in high-throughput led to an immense interest in microarray technologies. Nowadays, DNA microarrays are routinely used to screen for oligonucleotide inte...

    Authors: Christopher Schirwitz, Felix F. Loeffler, Thomas Felgenhauer, Volker Stadler, Frank Breitling and F. Ralf Bischoff

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:47

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  17. The mechanical properties and responses of cells to external stimuli (including drugs) are closely connected to important phenomena such as cell spreading, motility, activity, and potentially even differentiat...

    Authors: Nina Tymchenko, Erik Nilebäck, Marina V. Voinova, Julie Gold, Bengt Kasemo and Sofia Svedhem

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:43

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  18. Many plant tissues and organs are capable of moving due to changes in the humidity of the environment, such as the opening of the seed capsule of the ice plant and the opening of the pine cone. These are fasci...

    Authors: Gerald A. Zickler, Davide Ruffoni, John W. C. Dunlop, Rivka Elbaum, Richard Weinkamer, Peter Fratzl and Thomas Antretter

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:42

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  19. Mutable collagenous tissues (MCTs) of echinoderms can be regarded as intelligent and dynamic biomaterials, due to their ability to reversibly change their mechanical properties in a short physiological time sp...

    Authors: A. R. Ribeiro, A. Barbaglio, M. J. Oliveira, R. Santos, A. V. Coelho, C. C. Ribeiro, I. C. Wilkie, M. D. Candia Carnevali and M. A. Barbosa

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:38

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  20. Despite its medical applications, the mechanisms responsible for the osseointegration of bioactive glass (45S5) have yet to be fully understood. Evidence suggests that the strongest predictor for osseointegrat...

    Authors: Markian S. Bahniuk, Hamidreza Pirayesh, Harsh D. Singh, John A. Nychka and Larry D. Unsworth

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:41

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  21. Cells behave differently between bidimensional (2D) and tridimensional (3D) environments. While most of the in vitro cultures are 2D, most of the in vivo extracellular matrices are 3D, which encourages the dev...

    Authors: José Ballester-Beltrán, Myriam Lebourg, Patricia Rico and Manuel Salmerón-Sánchez

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:39

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  22. Although it is well known that the textural properties of scaffolds play an important role in the process of tissue regeneration, the investigation of such effects remain difficult especially at the micro/nano...

    Authors: Montserrat Espanol, Isidre Casals, Sarah Lamtahri, Maria-Teresa Valderas and Maria-Pau Ginebra

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:37

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  23. Osteoclasts are responsible for bone resorption and implant surface roughness promotes osseointegration. However, little is known about the effect of roughness on osteoclast activity. This study aims at the ch...

    Authors: Jenny Brinkmann, Thomas Hefti, Falko Schlottig, Nicholas D. Spencer and Heike Hall

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:34

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  24. The aim was to compare the protein release from normal human osteoblasts (NHO) cultured on scaffolds with similar morphology but different coatings. Different ceramic coatings; TiO2, SiO2 and calcium phosphate (C...

    Authors: Anders Verket, Hanna Tiainen, Håvard J. Haugen, S. Petter Lyngstadaas, Ola Nilsen and Janne E. Reseland

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:36

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  25. Settlement of the planktonic dispersal stages of marine organisms is the crucial step for the development of marine biofouling. Four-dimensional holographic tracking reveals the mechanism by which algal spores...

    Authors: M. Heydt, M. E. Pettitt, X. Cao, M. E. Callow, J. A. Callow, M. Grunze and A. Rosenhahn

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:33

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  26. Protein adsorption is one of the key parameters influencing the biocompatibility of medical device materials. This study investigates serum protein adsorption and bacterial attachment on polymer coatings depos...

    Authors: C. P. Stallard, K. A. McDonnell, O. D. Onayemi, J. P. O’Gara and D. P. Dowling

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:31

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  27. To enhance the cytocompatibility of polycaprolactone (PCL), cell-adhesive gelatin is covalently immobilized onto the PCL film surface via two surface-modified approaches: a conventional chemical immobilization...

    Authors: Shaojun Yuan, Gordon Xiong, Ariel Roguin and Cleo Choong

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:30

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  28. In the present study, we investigated the hydrothermal treatment of titanium with divalent cation solutions and its effect in promoting the adhesion of gingival epithelial cells and fibroblasts in vitro. Gingi...

    Authors: Hideyuki Okawachi, Yasunori Ayukawa, Ikiru Atsuta, Akihiro Furuhashi, Mami Sakaguchi, Koichi Yamane and Kiyoshi Koyano

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:27

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  29. For both, environmental and medical applications, the quantification of bacterial adhesion is of major importance to understand and support the development of new materials. For marine applications, the demand...

    Authors: M. P. Arpa-Sancet, C. Christophis and A. Rosenhahn

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:26

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  30. This article focuses on elucidating the key presentation features of neurotrophic ligands at polymer interfaces. Different biointerfacial configurations of the human neural cell adhesion molecule L1 were estab...

    Authors: Jocie F. Cherry, Aaron L. Carlson, Farah L. Benarba, Sven D. Sommerfeld, Devendra Verma, Gabriele Loers, Joachim Kohn, Melitta Schachner and Prabhas V. Moghe

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:22

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  31. All-atom empirical molecular mechanics protein force fields, which have been developed to represent the energetics of peptide folding behavior in aqueous solution, have not been parameterized for protein inter...

    Authors: Galen Collier, Nadeem A. Vellore, Jeremy A. Yancey, Steven J. Stuart and Robert A. Latour

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:24

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  32. The surface vibrational spectrum of water at biological interfaces is often interpreted as having ‘ice-like’ and ‘liquid-like’ components. Here we show that the vibrational spectrum of water at both water–lipi...

    Authors: Mischa Bonn, Huib J. Bakker, Yujin Tong and Ellen H. G. Backus

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:20

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  33. Characterisation of the electrostatic properties of dental enamel is important for understanding the interfacial processes that occur on a tooth surface and how these relate to the natural ability of our teeth...

    Authors: Gennady V. Lubarsky, Raechelle A. D’Sa, Sanjukta Deb, Brian J. Meenan and Patrick Lemoine

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:14

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  34. With the ever-changing landscape of translational research, the medical device and pharmaceutical industries increasingly license technologies with the added value of clinical and/or pre-clinical data rather t...

    Authors: Kyle Kleinbeck, Edward Anderson, Matthew Ogle, Jeanine Burmania and W. John Kao

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:12

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  35. This review focuses on smart nano-materials built of stimuli-responsive (SR) polymers and will discuss their numerous applications in the biomedical field. The authors will first provide an overview of differe...

    Authors: Etienne Cabane, Xiaoyan Zhang, Karolina Langowska, Cornelia G. Palivan and Wolfgang Meier

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:9

    Content type: In Focus: Nanomedicine - Review

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  36. The fabrication of tissue engineering scaffolds is a well-established field that has gained recent prominence for the in vivo repair of a variety of tissue types. Recently, increasing levels of sophistication ...

    Authors: David R. Nisbet and Richard J. Williams

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:2

    Content type: In Focus: Nanomedicine - Review

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  37. Amphiphilic core–shell nanoparticle, which is composed of a hydrophobic core and a branched polyethylenimine (PEI) shell, has been designed and synthesized as a novel gene delivery nanocarrier. In our previous...

    Authors: Yuen Shan Siu, Lijun Li, Man Fai Leung, Kam Len Daniel Lee and Pei Li

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:16

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  38. Using variothermal polymer micro-injection molding, disposable arrays of eight polymer micro-cantilevers each 500 μm long, 100 μm wide and 25 μm thick were fabricated. The present study took advantage of an e...

    Authors: Prabitha Urwyler, Joachim Köser, Helmut Schift, Jens Gobrecht and Bert Müller

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:6

    Content type: In Focus: Nanomedicine - Article

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  39. The purpose of this study was to create a light responsive nanostructured liquid crystalline matrix using a novel alkylated spiropyran photochromic molecule (spiropyran laurate, SPL) as a light activated drug ...

    Authors: Wye-Khay Fong, Nino Malic, Richard A. Evans, Adrian Hawley, Ben J. Boyd and Tracey L. Hanley

    Citation: Biointerphases 2012 7:3

    Content type: In Focus: Nanomedicine - Article

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