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Vesicle and cell networks: Interconnecting cells by synthetic polymers

Meier, W. and Hotz, J. and GuntherAusborn, S.. (1996) Vesicle and cell networks: Interconnecting cells by synthetic polymers. Langmuir, 12 (21). pp. 5028-5032.

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Abstract

Water-soluble polymers carrying a small fraction of hydrophobic groups are able to insert these groups into the hydrophobic interior of lipid bilayers or membranes. Under certain conditions such polymers can interconnect different vesicles or biological cells. With increasing polymer concentration this leads to the formation of a three-dimensional network. In this paper we report about the preparation and a first characterization of the structure and the mechanical properties of these new vesicle-polymer and polymer-cell gels composed of alpha,omega-cholesterol-modified poly(oxyethylene) and dimethyldioctadecylammonium chloride vesicles or living cells.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Makromolekulare Chemie (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Meier, Wolfgang P.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN:0743-7463
e-ISSN:1520-5827
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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