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  1. The research and development of extracorporeal bioartificial liver is gaining pace in recent years with the introduction of a myriad of optimally designed bioreactors with the ability to maintain long-term via...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Thomas Susando, Xia Lei, Chukwuemeka Anene-Nzelu, Huancheng Zhou, Leo Hwa Liang and Hanry Yu
    Citation: Biointerphases 2011 5:50300116
  2. Two-dimensional condensation was initiated in a self-assembled mixed monolayer of spiropyran and octadecanol by a nanosecond laser pulse. The dynamics of the process were monitored using nanosecond pump-probe ...

    Authors: Jonathan Hobley, Sergey Gorelik, Tomoya Oori, Shinji Kajimoto, Hiroshi Fukumura, Jun Matsui and Tokuji Miyashita
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50300105
  3. In this study, the authors report that sodium citrate can aggregate hexadecyl-trimethyl-ammonium ion+-coated gold nanorods (AuNRs), and nucleic acids of different charge and structure properties, i.e., single-str...

    Authors: Roejarek Kanjanawarut and Xiaodi Su
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50300098
  4. Lanthanide nanomaterials are considered a less toxic alternative to quantum dots for bioimaging applications. This study evaluated the cytotoxicity of terbium (Tb)-doped gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) and dysprosium ox...

    Authors: Boon Chin Heng, Gautom Kumar Das, Xinxin Zhao, Lwin-Lwin Ma, Timothy Thatt-Yang Tan, Kee Woei Ng, Joachim Say-Chye Loo and Lwin-Lwin Ma
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50300088
  5. Tethered lipid membranes or immobilized lipid vesicles are frequently used as biomimetic systems. In this article, the authors presented a suitable method for efficient immobilization of lipid vesicles onto a ...

    Authors: Sandra Ritz, Klaus Eisele, Jan Dorn, Shaohua Ding, Doris Vollmer, Sabine Pütz, Tanja Weil and Eva-Kathrin Sinner
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50300078
  6. The emerging field of artificial track-walking molecular motors is reviewed. The author attempted to clarify the scientific and technological challenges that face the field. A comprehensive mechanistic diagram...

    Authors: Zhisong Wang
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50300063
  7. This study characterized human umbilical vein endothelial cell HUVEC adhesion, proliferation, and gene expression on bilayered polyelectrolyte coatings composed of an outermost layer of glycosaminoglycans hyal...

    Authors: Boon Chin Heng, Paula Porto Bezerra, Qing Rui Meng, Desmond Wai-Loon Chin, Li Buay Koh, Hai Li, Hua Zhang, Peter Rainer Preiser, Freddy Yin-Chiang Boey and Subbu S. Venkatraman
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50300053
  8. Wettability is one of the surface characteristics that is controlled by the chemical composition and roughness of a surface. A number of investigations have explored the relationship between water contact angl...

    Authors: Ikrime O. Ucar, C. Elif Cansoy, H. Yildirim Erbil, Michala E. Pettitt, Maureen E. Callow and James A. Callow
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50300075
  9. The standard method for culturing human embryonic stem cells (hESC) uses supporting feeder layers of cells or an undefined substrate, MatrigelTM, which is a basement membrane extracted from murine sarcoma. For st...

    Authors: Jian Li, Jo'an Bardy, Lynn Y. W. Yap, Allen Chen, Nurcombe Victor, Simon M. Cool, Steve K. W. Oh and William R. Birch
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50300132
  10. When performing molecular dynamics simulations for a system with constrained (fixed) atoms, traditional isobaric algorithms (e.g., NPT simulation) often cannot be used. In addition, the calculation of the interna...

    Authors: Jeremy A. Yancey, Nadeem A. Vellore, Galen Collier, Steven J. Stuart and Robert A. Latour
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50300085
  11. Sustained DNA delivery from polymeric films provides a means for localized and prolonged gene therapy. However, in the case of bioactive molecules such as plasmid DNA (pDNA), there are limitations on the achie...

    Authors: Debasish Mondal, Yamini Ramgopal, Sandeep Kumar Tiwari and Subbu S Venkatraman
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50300069
  12. Self-assembled monolayers and oligomer brushes confined between two parallel plates show compressional forces that are nonmonotonic as a function of plate separation. In a realistic model of short alkanethiols...

    Authors: Stephen Foster, Christopher Wainwright, Douglas B. Staple and Hans Jürgen Kreuzer
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50200069
  13. Friction force microscopy was employed for the tribological investigation of human head hair in two different environments: a dry atmosphere and de-ionized water. The fibers were immobilized by embedding them ...

    Authors: Nikos Nikogeorgos, Ian W. Fletcher, Christopher Boardman, Peter Doyle, Nerea Ortuoste and Graham J. Leggett
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50200060
  14. Bone regeneration is controlled by a variety of biochemical, biomechanical, cellular, and hormonal mechanisms. In particular, physical properties of the substrate such as stiffness and architecture highly infl...

    Authors: Krishna P. Kommareddy, Claudia Lange, Monika Rumpler, John W. C. Dunlop, Inderchand Manjubala, Jing Cui, Karl Kratz, Andreas Lendlein and Peter Fratzl
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50200045
  15. Protein resistant oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) terminated self-assembled monolayers SAMs) of thiols on gold are commonly used for suppression of nonspecific protein adsorption in biology and biotechnology. The...

    Authors: Laxman Kankate, Udo Werner, Andrey Turchanin, Armin Gölzhäuser, Helge Großmann and Robert Tampé
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50200030
  16. Agarose hydrogels containing aminopropyl triethoxy silane (APTS) have been prepared and evaluated as scaffolds for adhesion and proliferation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). The preparation of the hyd...

    Authors: V. Sánchez-Vaquero, C. Satriano, N. Tejera-Sánchez, L. González Méndez, J. P. García Ruiz and M. Manso Silvána
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50200023
  17. In order to develop biomedical materials with specific functionalities, thermoresponsive conjugates [poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-C60 (PIPAAm-C60) ]of [60]fullerene (C60) and PIPAAm with two different polymer chai...

    Authors: Katsumi Uchida, Atsushi Tamura and Hirofumi Yajima
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50100017
  18. The structure, orientation, and formation of amphiphilic α-helix model peptide films on fluorocarbon surfaces has been monitored with sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy, near-edge x-ray ab...

    Authors: Tobias Weidner, Newton T. Samuel, Keith McCrea, Lara J. Gamble, Robert S. Ward and David G. Castner
    Citation: Biointerphases 2010 5:50100009
  19. Herein, a simple label-free biosensor fabrication method is demonstrated based on transmission localized surface plasmon resonance (T-LSPR). The platform, which consists of a silver nanoparticle array, can be ...

    Authors: Wei-Ssu Liao, Xin Chen, Tinglu Yang, Edward T. Castellana, Jixin Chen and Paul S. Cremer
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40400080
  20. The surface interactions of exploring cyprids of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides were studied in situ using imaging surface plasmon resonance. It was demonstrated how the deposition of a proteinaceous adhesiv...

    Authors: Olof Andersson, Tobias Ekblad, Nick Aldred, Anthony S. Clare and Bo Liedberg
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40400065
  21. The simulation of the interactions of proteins with charged surfaces in a condensed-phase aqueous solution containing electrolytes using empirical force field based methods is predominantly governed by nonbond...

    Authors: Galen Collier, Nadeem A. Vellore, Robert A. Latour and Steven J. Stuart
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40400057
  22. Osteopontin is a highly charged glycoprotein present in the extra cellular matrix of a wide range of tissues. It is, in particular, relevant for biomaterials through its role in mineralized tissue remodeling. ...

    Authors: Jenny Malmström, Stepan Shipovskov, Brian Christensen, Esben S. Sørensen, Peter Kingshott and Duncan S. Sutherland
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40300047
  23. Freestanding protein films are interesting for many applications ranging from microencapsulation to tissue engineering. Here, the authors use interfacial rheology to characterize the adsorption kinetics and th...

    Authors: Cyrille Vézy, Kevin D. Hermanson, Thomas Scheibel and Andreas R. Bausch
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40300043
  24. In this article, the authors describe new approaches to synthesize and pattern surfaces with poly[oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl methacrylate] (POEGMA) polymer brushes synthesized by surface-initiated atom tran...

    Authors: Angus Hucknall, Andrew J. Simnick, Ryan T. Hill, Ashutosh Chilkoti, Andres Garcia, Matthew S. Johannes, Robert L. Clark, Stefan Zauscher and Buddy D. Ratner
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40200050
  25. Mixed polyelectrolyte brushes with a composition gradient were used as a platform for fabrication of stimuli-responsive command surfaces to control the generation of concentration gradients of adsorbed protein...

    Authors: Leonid Ionov, Nikolay Houbenov, Alexander Sidorenko, Manfred Stamm and Sergiy Minko
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40200045
  26. A new class of nonlithographically prepared surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates based on metalized, nanostructured poly(p-xylylene) films has been developed and optimized for surface plasmon res...

    Authors: M. C. Demirel, P. Kao, N. Malvadkar, H. Wang, X. Gong, M. Poss and D. L. Allara
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40200035
  27. Amphiphilic polymer coatings were prepared by first generating surface-anchored polymer layers of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) on top of flat solid substrates followed by postpolymerization reacti...

    Authors: Shafi Arifuzzaman, Ali E. Özçam, Kirill Efimenko, Daniel A. Fischer and Jan Genzer
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40200033
  28. Numerous strategies exist to prevent biological fouling of surfaces in physiological environments; the authors’ strategy focuses on the modification of surfaces with poly-N-substituted glycine oligomers (polypept...

    Authors: Andrea R. Statz, Jinghao Kuang, Chunlai Ren, Annelise E. Barron, Igal Szleifer and Phillip B. Messersmith
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40200022
  29. Tethered bilayer lipid membranes are promising biomimetic architectures. Their formation has been investigated using four different surface sensitive techniques, including optical, acoustic, and electrical met...

    Authors: Inga K. Vockenroth, Claire Rossi, Muhammad Raza Shah and Ingo Köper
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40200019
  30. The authors described an original approach for a surface protein imprinting employing grafting of polymer brushes. Protein molecules were first chemically bound to an ultrathin (1–3 nm) poly(glycidyl methacryl...

    Authors: Bogdan Zdyrko, Olha Hoy and Igor Luzinov
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40200017
  31. This review focuses on the surface modification of substrates with self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and polymer brushes to tailor interactions with biological systems and to thereby enhance their performance i...

    Authors: Jenny E. Raynor, Jeffrey R. Capadona, David M. Collard, Timothy A. Petrie and Andrés J. García
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40200003
  32. Despite its biological importance, the mechanism of construction of cutin, the polymer matrix of plant cuticles, has not yet been elucidated. Recently, progress on lipid barrier formation of polymers such as c...

    Authors: Antonio Heredia, José A. Heredia-Guerrero, Eva Domínguez and José J. Benítez
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40100011
  33. The zeta potential of the motile spores of the green alga (seaweed) Ulva linza was quantified by video microscopy in combination with optical tweezers and determined to be −19.3±1.1 mV. The electrostatic componen...

    Authors: Axel Rosenhahn, John A. Finlay, Michala E. Pettit, Andy Ward, Werner Wirges, Reimund Gerhard, Maureen E. Callow, Michael Grunze and James A. Callow
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40100007
  34. The authors report on the characterization of the charge formation at supported bilayer lipid membranes (sBLMs) prepared from the zwitterionic lipid 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine on planar sili...

    Authors: Ralf Zimmermann, David Küttner, Lars Renner, Martin Kaufmann, Jan Zitzmann, Martin Müller and Carsten Werner
    Citation: Biointerphases 2009 4:40100001
  35. The characteristic in-plane length scales of ultrathin films of regenerated cellulose are measured using noncontact atomic force microscopy (NC-AFM) and grazing incidence small-angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS) ...

    Authors: Fernanda F. Rossetti, Panteleimon Panagiotou, Florian Rehfeldt, Emanuel Schneck, Martin Dommach, Sergio S. Funari, Andreas Timmann, Peter Müller-Buschbaum and Motomu Tanaka
    Citation: Biointerphases 2008 3:30400117
  36. The concurrent release of calcium phosphate and biomacromolecules may improve wound healing responses at the interface with ceramic materials of orthopaedic and dental implants. Hydrogel coatings consisting of...

    Authors: Ping Peng, Nicolas H. Voelcker, Sunil Kumar and Hans J. Griesser
    Citation: Biointerphases 2008 3:30400105
  37. The phase behavior and lateral organization of saturated phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phosphatidylcholine (PC) bilayers were investigated using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and force-volume (FV) imaging ...

    Authors: Matthew R. Nussio, Nicolas H. Voelcker, Matthew J. Sykes, Steven J. P. McInnes, Christopher T. Gibson, Rachel D. Lowe, John O. Miners and Joseph G. Shapter
    Citation: Biointerphases 2008 3:30400096
  38. Dodecin from Halobacterium salinarum is a dodecameric, hollow-spherical protein, which unspecifically adopts flavin molecules. Reduction of flavin dodecin holocomplexes induces dissociation into apododecin and fr...

    Authors: Martin Grininger, Gilbert Nöll, Sibylle Trawöger, Eva-Kathrin Sinner and Dieter Oesterhelt
    Citation: Biointerphases 2008 3:30300051