(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCustomer publicationsLipidsMaterialPhase analysisSAXSShapeSizeStructural biologyTechnique

Shape and Phase Transitions in a PEGylated Phospholipid System

Viitala, Lauri; Pajari, Saija; Gentile, Luigi; Määttä, Jukka; Gubitosi, Marta; Deska, Jan; Sammalkorpi, Maria; Olsson, Ulf; Murtomäki, Lasse

Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) polymers and PEG-conjugated lipids are widely used in bioengineering and drug transport applications. A PEG layer in a drug carrier increases hydrophilic repulsion, inhibits membrane fusion and serum opsonin interactions, and prolongs the storage and circulation time. It can also change the carrier shape and have an…
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsLipidsMaterialProteins & DNA/RNASAXSStructural biologyTechnique

Alginate-coating of artemisinin-loaded cochleates results in better control over gastro-intestinal release for effective oral delivery

Shuddhodana; Judeh, Zaher

Development of new drug delivery systems for effective delivery of poorly water-soluble drugs is important. We report the development of cochleate-based formulation for the oral administration of poorly water-soluble artemisinin (ART). Cochleates offer great potential as vehicles for the oral delivery of ART due to their high drug encapsulation and…
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Reactive oxygen species (ROS)-responsive nanomedicine for RNAi-based cancer therapy

Li, Yang; Bai, Hongzhen; Wang, Hebin; Shen, Youqing; Tang, Guping; Ping, Yuan

Although much effort has been dedicated to the development of efficient siRNA delivery for cancer therapy, delivery nanomaterials that can particularly respond to reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are overproduced in the tissue and mitochondria of cancer cells, are still rare for the clinical translation of RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapy.…
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsLipidsMaterialOtherPhase analysisSAXSSelf-assembled materialTechniqueWAXS

Effects of Urea and TMAO on Lipid Self-Assembly under Osmotic Stress Conditions

Pham, Quoc Dat; Wolde-Kidan, Amanuel; Gupta, Anirudh; Schlaich, Alexander; Schneck, Emanuel; Netz, Roland R.; Sparr, Emma

Most land-living organisms regularly experience dehydration. In nature, one commonly applied strategy to protect against this osmotic stress is to introduce small polar molecules with low vapor pressure, commonly called osmolytes. Two examples of naturally occurring small polar compounds are urea and trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), which are known to have…
12 March 2019
CharacterizationCustomer publicationsLipidsProteins & DNA/RNASAXSStructural biology

Rheological Link Between Polymer Melts with a High Molecular Weight Tail and Enhanced Formation of Shish-Kebabs

Wingstrand, Sara L.; Shen, Bo; Kornfield, Julie A.; Mortensen, Kell; Parisi, Daniele; Vlassopoulos, Dimitris; Hassager, Ole

Presence of an ultra high molecular weight (UHMw) fraction in flowing polymer melts is known to facilitate formation of oriented crystalline structures significantly. The UHMw fraction manifests itself as a minor tail in the molar mass distribution and is hardly detectable in the canonical characterization methods. In this study, alternatively,…
12 March 2019
Characteristic dimensionCustomer publicationsLipidsSAXSStructural biology

Disruptive effect of tocopherol oxalate on DPPC liposome structure: DSC, SAXS, and fluorescence anisotropy studies

Neunert, Grażyna; Tomaszewska-Gras, Jolanta; Siejak, Przemyslaw; Pietralik, Zuzanna; Kozak, Maciej; Polewski, Krzysztof

α-Tocopherol oxalate (TO), a tocopherol ester derivative, was investigated for its effect on the structural changes of fully hydrated 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) liposomes, as a function of concentration and temperature, by applying differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), and DPH fluorescence anisotropy methods. The DSC and DPH…
12 March 2019