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- Electrogenic Single-Species Biocomposites as Anodes for Microbial Fuel Cells
Patrick Kaiser, Steffen Reich, Daniel Leykam, Monika Willert-Porada, Andreas Greiner and Ruth Freitag
Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201600442
Stable core–shell fibers of poly(vinyl alcohol) and poly(p-xylylene) containing electrogenic Shewanella oneidensis are produced via wet- and electrospinning followed by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). After processing, the bacteria are alive and metabolic active. The biocomposites are used as anode in microbial fuel cells and the electrochemical performance is compared to that of planktonic cultures and natural grown biofilms.
- Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Dimethacrylates with Cleavable Ketal Sites: Precursors for Cleavable PEG-Hydrogels
Hannah Pohlit, Daniel Leibig and Holger Frey
Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201600532
Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) based macromonomers containing acid-labile ketal moieties as well as terminal methacrylate units are synthesized and their degradation rates are investigated by in situ 1H NMR kinetic studies in deuterated phosphate buffer. Hydrogels composed of PEG-dimethacrylates and PEG-ketal-dimethacrylates are prepared and the disintegration of the gels is investigated in buffers at different pH values.
- Designing Smart Materials with Recombinant Proteins
Sydney Hollingshead, Charng-Yu Lin and Julie C. Liu
Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201600554
Environmentally responsive behavior in natural and recombinant proteins can be traced to specific amino acid sequences that can be used in modular protein design. These sequences can be used alone or in conjunction to create complex responses to multiple stimuli, including temperature, pH, and salt, and to cause structural changes and self-assembly.
- Rational Design of a Conductive Collagen Heart Patch
Peter C. Sherrell, Artur Cieślar-Pobuda, Malin Silverå Ejneby, Laura Sammalisto, Amy Gelmi, Ebo de Muinck, Johan Brask, Marek J. Łos and Mehrdad Rafat
Version of Record online: 21 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201600446
Conductivity and mechanical strength are two core requirements for a tissue-engineered patch targeting myocardial infarction. Combining carbon nanotubes with collagen hydrogels create electrically conductive, mechanically strong, and biocompatible materials for the support of both stem and myocardial cells. Patch clamping shows a demonstrable effect of the carbon nanotube concentration and type on the cellular response.
- Functionalizing Nanoemulsions with Carboxylates: Impact on the Biodistribution and Pharmacokinetics in Mice
Mohamed F. Attia, Sidy M. Dieng, Mayeul Collot, Andrey S. Klymchenko, Caroline Bouillot, Christophe A. Serra, Marc Schmutz, Meriem Er-Rafik, Thierry F. Vandamme and Nicolas Anton
Version of Record online: 17 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201600471
A new method for functionalizing nanoemulsion droplets is based on the interfacial hydrolysis of lipophilic polymer after formulation, study of impact of the surface charge on the interactions between droplets and cells in vitro, and on the in vivo behavior after i.v. administration.