Actualment la recerca que desenvolupa el grup està orientada al voltant de tres eixos temàtics fonamentals:
1) Materials híbrids i conjugats formats per polímers conductors (PCs) amb aplicacions en Enginyeria de Teixits. Un dels nostres cavalls de batalla ha estat la utilització de materials híbrids orgànics PC/polímer aïllant i PC/proteïna, i de materials conjugats pèptid-PC com a matrius bioactives per la regeneració cel•lular.
2) Materials híbrids basats en polímers conductors amb aplicacions en Enginyeria de la Energia. Fonamentalment hem utilitzat PCs, sols o combinats, i materials híbrids PC/argiles per fabricar diferents dispositius capaços d’emmagatzemar energia elèctrica.
3) Mineralització de biomolècules i polímers conductors. Molt recentment hem iniciat una línia de recerca que té per objecte la síntesi de estructures minerals per biomineralitzar biomolècules, com el ADN, o per ser utilitzades com a nano- o micro-reactors per la síntesis de PCs.

http://futur.upc.edu/IMEM

- Preparación, caracterización y aplicaciones de polímeros conductores y materiales híbridos basados en la combinación de este tipo de polímeros con arcillas, biomoléculas, partículas metálicas, etc.
- Aplicaciones de los polímeros conductores en la detección de neurotransmisores, drogas, iones, etc., la preparación de membranas para electrodiálisis, soportes de tejidos celulares, supercapacitores, etc.
- Formulación, caracterización y aplicación de pinturas con aditivos aniticorrosivos basados en polímeros conductores.
- Diseño de nuevos aminoácidos. Estudio de las propiedades conformacionales de aminoácidos y péptidos. Interacción péptido-receptor. Relación estructura-actividad.

http://futur.upc.edu/IMEM

- Preparation, characterization and applications of conducting polymers ans hybrid materials derived from the combination of conducting polymers with clays, biomolecules, metallic particles, etc.
- Application of conducting polymers in the detection of neurotransmitters, drugs, ions, etc., the preparation of membranes of electrodyalisis, substrates for cellular adhesion and proliferation, supercapacitors, etc.
- Formulation, characterization and application of paints with conducting polymers as anticorrosive additives.
- Molecular design of new amino acids. Conformational studies on peptides and amino acids. Peptide-receptor interaction. Structure-activity relationships.

http://futur.upc.edu/IMEM

- Preparation, characterization and applications of conducting polymers ans hybrid materials derived from the combination of conducting polymers with clays, biomolecules, metallic particles, etc.
- Application of conducting polymers in the detection of neurotransmitters, drugs, ions, etc., the preparation of membranes of electrodyalisis, substrates for cellular adhesion and proliferation, supercapacitors, etc.
- Formulation, characterization and application of paints with conducting polymers as anticorrosive additives.
- Molecular design of new amino acids. Conformational studies on peptides and amino acids. Peptide-receptor interaction. Structure-activity relationships.

http://futur.upc.edu/IMEM

Enviaments recents

  • Influence of the surrounding environment in re-naturalized ß-barrel membrane proteins 

    Lopes Rodrigues, Maximilien; Triguero Enguídanos, Jordi; Torras Costa, Juan; Perpète, Eric A.; Michaux, Catherine Anne Gisèle; Alemán Llansó, Carlos; Zanuy Gomara, David (2018-03-01)
    Article
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    © 2017 Elsevier B.V. Outer-membrane porins are currently being used to prepare bioinspired nanomembranes for selective ion transport by immobilizing them into polymeric matrices. However, the fabrication of these ...
  • Improvement of insulation effectiveness of natural rubber by adding hydroxyl-functionalized barium titanate nanoparticles 

    González Gómez, Neudys; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Custal, Maria del Àngels; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida (2017-10-11)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Natural rubber (NR) products are being applied in many protective tools for life-line applications, including insulating boots, blankets, sleeves, insulating gloves, or flexible coverings. Due to the inherent risk of such ...
  • Modeling of a C-end rule peptide adsorbed onto gold nanoparticles 

    Triguero Enguídanos, Jordi; Flores Ortega, Alejandra; Zanuy Gomara, David; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2017-12-12)
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    The RPAR peptide, a prototype C-end Rule (CendR) sequence that binds to neuropilin-1 (NRP-1), has potential therapeutic uses as internalization trigger in anticancer nanodevices. Recently, the functionalization of gold ...
  • Evaluación de alternativas fotométricas para el análisis de dióxido de cloro en aguas: amaranto y rojo de clorofenol 

    López, P.; Núñez, M.; García-Mendi, C.; Estrany Coda, Francesc; Devesa Garriga, Ricard (2017)
    Article
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    Las empresas de abastecimiento de agua potable precisan de métodos selectivos y suficientemente sensibles para la determinación del desinfectante dióxido de cloro. El método más utilizado, la determinación colorimétrica ...
  • Effects of sulfate and nitrate on the taste of water: a study with a trained panel 

    López, P.; Pérez Rodríguez, Isabel; Estrany Coda, Francesc; Devesa, Ricard (2017-12-01)
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    The role of sulfate and nitrate in the taste of drinking water is not entirely clear. Taste threshold concentrations (TTCs) were estimated for these two species by the 3-AFC method by a trained panel, as sodium and calcium ...
  • Mechanistic insights into the reaction of chlorination of tryptophan catalyzed by tryptophan 7-halogenase 

    Karabencheva Christova, Tatyana G.; Torras Costa, Juan; Mulholland, Adrian J.; Lodola, Alessio; Christov, Christo Z. (Macmillan Publishers, 2017-12-12)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Tryptophan 7-halogenase catalyzes chlorination of free tryptophan to 7-chlorotryptophan, which is the first step in the antibiotic pyrrolnitrin biosynthesis. Many biologically and pharmaceutically active natural products ...
  • Antimicrobial electrospun fibers of polyester loaded with engineered cyclic gramicidin analogues 

    Maione, Silvana; Valle Mendoza, Luis Javier del; Pérez Madrigal, Mª del Mar; Cativiela, Carlos; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2017)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Biodegradable polyester fibers have been loaded with two engineered analogues of gramicidin soviet. In these cyclic peptide derivatives, which were designed in a previous work to stabilize the bioactive conformation while ...
  • The biocompatible polythiophene-: G-polycaprolactone copolymer as an efficient dopamine sensor platform 

    Molina, Brenda G.; Bendrea, Anca Dana; Cianga, Luminita; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida; Valle Mendoza, Luis Javier del; Cianga, Ioan; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2017-10-21)
    Article
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    Amphiphilic copolymers consisting of an all conjugated polythiophene backbone and sparsely attached oligo-¿-caprolactone side chains have been prepared by anodic electropolymerization of hydroxymethyl-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene ...
  • Self-assembly of diphenylalanine with preclick components as capping groups 

    Gemma, Andrea; Mayans Tayadella, Enric; Ballano Ballano, María Gema; Torras Costa, Juan; Díaz Andrade, Angélica María; Jimenez Sanz, Ana Isabel; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi; Cativiela Marín, Carlos A.; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2017-01-01)
    Article
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    Alkyne and azide, which are commonly used in the cycloaddition reaction recognized as “click chemistry”, have been used as capping groups of two engineered diphenylalanine (FF) derivatives due to their ability to form weak ...
  • Effect of solvent choice on the self-assembly properties of a diphenylalanine amphiphile stabilized by an ion pair 

    Mayans Tayadella, Enric; Ballano Ballano, María Gema; Sendros, Javier; Font Bardia, Mercè; Campos López, Josefina de Lourdes; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi; Cativiela, Carlos; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2017-07-19)
    Article
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    A diphenylalanine (FF) amphiphile blocked at the C terminus with a benzyl ester (OBzl) and stabilized at the N terminus with a trifluoroacetate (TFA) anion was synthetized and characterized. Aggregation of peptide molecules ...
  • Dielectric response of vulcanized natural rubber containing BaTiO3 filler: the role of particle functionalization 

    González Gómez, Neudys; Custal, Maria del Àngels; Tomara, Georgia N.; Psarras, Georgios C.; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida (2017-12)
    Article
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    Natural rubber (NR) nanocomposites have been prepared with hydroxylated barium titanate filler (BaTiO3-OH), employing emulsion polymerization followed by vulcanization process. The addition of barium titanate, a compound ...
  • Intramolecular backbone center dot center dot center dot backbone hydrogen bonds in polypeptide conformations. The other way around: epsilon-turn 

    Toniolo, Claudio; Crisma, Marco; Formaggio, Fernando; Alemán Llansó, Carlos; Ramakrishnan, Chandrasekharan; Kalmanar, Neh; Balaram, Padmanabhan (Wiley, 2017-01-01)
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    In this study, we performed a detailed literature survey of the ¿-turn in peptides and proteins. This three-dimensional structural feature is characterized by an eleven-membered pseudo-cycle closed by an intramolecular ...

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