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Currently, the foreign surfaces of various extracorporeal circulation devices are coated with a biocompatible polymer coating agent (BPA), which creates a hydrophilic blood-contacting layer to reduce thrombogenicity, while the membranes in hemodialyzers are not. We aimed to clarify other side effects of BPA-coated membranes by examining the diffusion performance in in vitro experiments.
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Name: The International journal of artificial organs
Surface functionalization of nanoparticles (NPs) with stealth polymers (e.g., hydrophilic and zwitterionic polymers) has become a common strategy to resist non-specific protein adsorption recently. Un...
To report long-term safety and efficacy of the biodegradable polymer-coated biolimus-eluting Nobori stent compared to the durable polymer-coated sirolimus-eluting Cypher stent.
Meat rendering operations produce stick water waste which is rich in proteins, fats, and minerals. Membrane distillation (MD) may further recover water and valuable solids, but hydrophobic membranes a...
Despite their overall success, different blood-contacting medical devices such as heart valves, stents, and so forth, are still plagued with hemocompatibility issues which often result in the need for...
Little information is available regarding which type of dialyzer membrane results in good prognosis in patients on chronic hemodialysis. Therefore, we conducted a cohort study from a nationwide regist...
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the dialysis filter AN69ST (Nephral 400 ST Dialysis Membrane) induces less clotting during hemodialysis than a conventional polysulphone...
Both biodegradable polymer-based biolimus-eluting stents (BP-BES) and durable polymer-based everolimus-eluting stents (DP-EES) have been shown to improve long-term clinical outcomes as com...
The introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES) in the treatment of coronary artery disease has led to a significant reduction in morbidity. However, the first generation of these devices ha...
Hemodialysis causes contact activation of the coagulation pathway (1). For this reason, unfractionated or low molecular weight heparins are administered in daily practice to prevent thromb...
The aim of this study is to improve the humoral immune response efficiency of hemodialyzed patient by the use of PMMA membrane (BK-F) able to clear the soluble form of CD40 in a model of a...
Specialized regions of the cell membrane composed of pits coated with a bristle covering made of the protein CLATHRIN. These pits are the entry route for macromolecules bound by cell surface receptors. The pits are then internalized into the cytoplasm to form the COATED VESICLES.
Vesicles formed when cell-membrane coated pits (COATED PITS, CELL-MEMBRANE) invaginate and pinch off. The outer surface of these vesicles is covered with a lattice-like network of the protein CLATHRIN. Shortly after formation, however, the clathrin coat is removed and the vesicles are referred to as ENDOSOMES.
Vesicles formed when cell-membrane coated pits (COATED PITS, CELL-MEMBRANE) invaginate and pinch off. The outer surface of these vesicles are covered with a lattice-like network of coat proteins, such as CLATHRIN, coat protein complex proteins, or CAVEOLINS.
TRANSPORT VESICLES formed when cell-membrane coated pits (COATED PITS, CELL-MEMBRANE) invaginate and pinch off. The outer surface of these vesicles is covered with a lattice-like network of COP (coat protein complex) proteins, either COPI or COPII. COPI coated vesicles transport backwards from the cisternae of the GOLGI APPARATUS to the rough endoplasmic reticulum (ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM, ROUGH), while COPII coated vesicles transport forward from the rough endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi apparatus.
The passive movement of molecules exceeding the rate expected by simple diffusion. No energy is expended in the process. It is achieved by the introduction of passively diffusing molecules to an enviroment or path that is more favorable to the movement of those molecules. Examples of facilitated diffusion are passive transport of hydrophilic substances across a lipid membrane through hydrophilic pores that traverse the membrane, and the sliding of a DNA BINDING PROTEIN along a strand of DNA.