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Protein hydrogels are water-rich structure of cross-linked protein networks. The preparation of dry gels is conceptually simple. However, reports on innovative use of dry protein hydrogels are scarce, possibly because water removal would diminish intended properties. Here, an oil-like thiol-organosilane is proposed as a protein hydrogel-promoting agent that mediates the formation of hydrophobic composite gel networks with promising properties upon drying.
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Name: Journal of colloid and interface science
Investigating the adsorption behavior of coagulation proteins on interfaces will contribute to better understating blood clotting and to the development of biocompatible materials. In this work, atomi...
The controlled presentation of proteins from and within materials remains of significant interest for many bioengineering applications. Though "smart" platforms offer control over protein release in r...
Ictal semiology complements ictal EEG in identifying the likely epileptogenic zone. Ictal turning prone (ITP) with body turning of 90 ° or more can be seen with frontal lobe epilepsies. The aim of ...
Normally, a polymer network swells in a good solvent to form a gel but the gel shrinks in a poor solvent. Here, an abnormal phenomenon is reported: some hydrophobic gels significantly swell in water, ...
The aim of this study was to evaluate how the addition of hydrophobic inclusions to sustained-release pellet film coat can affect drug release. Sustained-release formulations, in particular multiparti...
Comparison of the capsular bag performance of the RayOne Hydrophobic Aspheric with the RayOne Aspheric
Evaluation of the difference in pressure ulcer incidence or the time to develop pressure ulcers depending on the turning frequencies.
Prospective, controlled, single-surgeon, single-center post-market clinical follow up study to investigate the clinical outcomes of a hydrophobic trifocal IOL (PhysIOL POD F GF)
Cataract, is a clouding of the lens in the eye gradually leading to reduction of the visual acuity. In most cases it can be managed with surgery, removing the own lens and replacing it wit...
Intensive care unit (ICU) patients on respirators are at high risk for preventable pulmonary complications (PPC). Turning these patients from side to side may reduce PPC, but carries the b...
Locomotor behavior not involving a steering reaction, but in which there may be a turning random in direction. It includes orthokinesis, the rate of movement and klinokinesis, the amount of turning, which are related to the intensity of stimulation.
A homodimerization protein interaction domain occurring at the N terminus of proteins that contain multiple copies of either CYS2-HIS2 ZINC FINGERS or KELCH REPEATS. It is characterized by a tightly intertwined dimer with an extensive hydrophobic interface. A surface-exposed groove lined with conserved amino acids is formed at the dimer interface, suggesting a peptide-binding site. Many BTB proteins are transcriptional regulators that are thought to regulate CHROMATIN structure.
Applies to movements of the forearm in turning the palm backward or downward or when applied to the foot, a combination of eversion and abduction movements in the tarsal and metatarsal joints, (turning the foot up and in toward the midline of the body).
A diverse family of extracellular proteins that bind to small hydrophobic molecules. They were originally characterized as transport proteins, however they may have additional roles such as taking part in the formation of macromolecular complexes with other proteins and binding to CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS.
Intracellular proteins that reversibly bind hydrophobic ligands including: saturated and unsaturated FATTY ACIDS; EICOSANOIDS; and RETINOIDS. They are considered a highly conserved and ubiquitously expressed family of proteins that may play a role in the metabolism of LIPIDS.
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...