Category Archives: Actualidad

Dietary crystalline common-, micro-, nanoscale and emulsified nanoscale sitosterol reduce equally the cholesterol pool in guinea pigs, but varying nanosystems result in different sterol concentrations in serosal jejunum – Corrected Proof

Abstract: Due to hypocholesterolemic effects, sitosterol is used in functional foods and nanoscale dispersions. To investigate the influence of dietary sitosterol on sterol concentrations in Dunkin Hartley guinea pigs, seven groups consisting of eight animals each were fed either a basal diet (BD), a high-cholesterol diet (HC) or a… Continue reading

Single low-dose un-adjuvanted HBsAg nanoparticle vaccine elicits robust, durable immunity – Corrected Proof

Abstract: Chitosan nanoparticles were evaluated as a vaccine delivery system for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in the absence of adjuvant. Nano-encapsulated HBsAg (HBsAg chitosan-NP) was endocytosed more rapidly and efficiently by dendritic cells compared to soluble HBsAg. FRET analysis demonstrated that intact nanoparticles were taken up by… Continue reading

Corrigendum to “Enhanced antiproliferative activity of Herceptin (HER2)-conjugated gemcitabine-loaded chitosan nanoparticle in pancreatic cancer therapy” [Nanomed Nanotechnol Biol Med. 2011;7:859–870]

The authors regret that in the earlier version of the article initially published, a typographical error and a minor unintentional mistake in Figures 3 (A) were observed. The errors have been corrected in the revised article. It is noteworthy that these changes do not alter the conclusion drawn from this study. The authors apologize to the readers… Continue reading

Heterogeneous elastic response of human lung microvascular endothelial cells to barrier modulating stimuli – Corrected Proof

Abstract: In this study we employ atomic force microscopy, supported by finite element analysis and fluorescence microscopy, to characterize the elastic properties accompanying cytoskeletal structural rearrangements of lung microvascular endothelial cells in response to barrier altering stimuli. Statistical analysis of elasticity data obtained… Continue reading

NTU scientist develops a multi-purpose wonder material to tackle environmental challenges

Science fiction? Hardly, and there’s more – It can also desalinate water, be used as flexible water filtration membranes, help recover energy from desalination waste brine, be made into flexible solar cells and can also double the lifespan of lithium ion batteries. With its superior bacteria-killing capabilities, it can also be used to develop a… Continue reading