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  • Assessment of the conformational profile of bombesin by computational methods 

    Valverde Salamanca, Abel; Gómez Gutiérrez, Patricia; Pérez González, Juan Jesús (2020-07-20)
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    In the present work, the results of a computational study aimed at assessing the conformational profile of bombesin are reported. The conformational space of the peptide was sampled by means of a 4 µs accelerated molecular ...
  • Molecular determinants for the activation/inhibition of bak protein by BH3 peptides 

    Vila Julià, Guillem; Granadino, Jose Manuel; Pérez González, Juan Jesús; Rubio Martínez, Jaime (2020-03-23)
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    Apoptosis is a key cell death pathway in mammalian cells. Understanding this process and its regulation has been a subject of study in the last three decades. Members of the Bcl-2 family of proteins are involved in the ...
  • Layer-by-Layer coating of aminocellulose and quorum quenching acylase on silver nanoparticles synergistically eradicate bacteria and their biofilms 

    Asenova Ivanova, Aleksandra; Ivanova, Kristina Dimitrova; Tied, Antje; Heinze, Thomas; Tzanov, Tzanko (2020-04-24)
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    The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the failure of the existing antibacterial therapeutics call for development of novel treatment strategies. Furthermore, the formation of bacterial biofilms restricts drug ...
  • A potential lignocellulosic biomass based on banana waste for critical rare earths recovery from aqueous solutions 

    Lapo Calderón, Byron Gonzalo; Bou Serra, Jordi; Hoyo Pérez, Javier; Tzanov, Tzanko; Carrillo, Manuel; Peña, Karina; Sastre Requena, Ana María (2020-04-29)
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    Rare earth elements (REE) present multiple applications in technological devices but also drawbacks (scarcity and water contaminant). The current study aims to valorise the banana wastes - banana rachis (BR), banana ...
  • Interaction of silver-lignin nanoparticles with mammalian mimetic membranes 

    Hoyo Pérez, Javier; Ivanova, Kristina Dimitrova; Torrent Burgués, Juan; Tzanov, Tzanko (Frontiers Media SA, 2020-05-08)
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    Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have broad spectrum antibacterial activity, but their toxicity to human cells has raised concerns related to their use as disinfectants or coatings of medically relevant surfaces. To address ...
  • Antibiofilm poly(carboxybetaine methacrylate) hydrogels for chronic wounds dressings 

    Ruseva, Konstans; Ivanova, Kristina Dimitrova; Todorova, Katerina; Vladov, Ivelin; Nanev, Vesselin; Tzanov, Tzanko; Hinojosa-Caballero, Dolores; Argirova, Maya; Vassileva, Elena (Elsevier, 2020-04-12)
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    The current study demonstrates the benefits of poly(carboxybetaine methacrylate) hydrogels in chronic wound healing. These hydrogels demonstrate high absorbing capacity upon swelling in salt solutions thus revealing great ...
  • Lipid-lipid interactions of Escherichia coli mimetic inner membrane at human physiological temperature 

    Hoyo Pérez, Javier; Torrent Burgués, Juan; Tzanov, Tzanko (2020-03-26)
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    The current strategies to eradicate bacteria require that the antimicrobial agent either penetrate or disrupt the bacterial membrane. In Escherichia coli (E.coli) as a model of Gram-negative strains, the antimicrobials ...
  • Terahertz-based system for dehydration analysis of hydrogel contact lenses 

    Burgos Fernández, Francisco Javier; Guaus Guerrero, Ester; Martínez, Cristina; Vilaseca Ricart, Meritxell (2019)
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    The use of terahertz-based techniques has grown very fast since they are capable of performingevaluations at molecular level, being very suitable for the analysis of biological samples and bioma-terials such as those for ...
  • Antibacterial polyurethane foams with incorporated lignin-capped silver nanoparticles for chronic wound treatment 

    Morena Gatius, Ángela Gala; Ivanova, Kristina Dimitrova; Pérez Rafael, Silvia; Sánchez Soto, Miguel; Tzanov, Tzanko (2020-02-26)
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    Lignin-capped silver nanoparticles were incorporated in situ into polyurethane foams during their polymerization to obtain multifunctional materials suitable for chronic wound dressing. Lignin with increased phenolic ...
  • Effect of lysozyme subphase and insertion on several lipid films 

    Torrent Burgués, Juan; Raju, Rekha (2019-06)
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    The influence of proteins on lipid monolayers is a subject of biological interest. In this work the influence of lysozyme on lipid films of stearic acid, oleic acid, cholesterol, DPPC and POPC has been studied. The Langmuir ...
  • Poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate)/poly(ethylene glycole) hydrogels for chronic wounds management 

    Ruseva, Konstans; Ivanova, Kristina Dimitrova; Todorova, Katerina; Gabrashanska, Margarita; Hinojosa-Caballero, Dolores; Tzanov, Tzanko; Vassileva, Elena (Elsevier, 2019-05-14)
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    Polyzwitterions (PZI) recently emerged as biomaterials with excellent bio- and haemo-compatibility, demonstrating lower protein adsorption on their surfaces even compared to the golden standard in the field – poly(ethylene ...
  • Action potential propagation: ion current or intramembrane electric field? 

    Martí Cabarrocas, Albert; Pérez González, Juan Jesús; Madrenas Boadas, Jordi (2018-01-22)
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    The established action potential propagation mechanisms do not satisfactorily explain propagation on myelinated axons given the current knowledge of biological channels and membranes. The flow across ion channels presents ...

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