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Engineering Bacillus megaterium for production of functional intracellular materials
(BioMed Central, 2017-11-22)
Background: Over the last 10-15 years, a technology has been developed to engineer bacterial polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) inclusions as functionalized beads, for applications such as vaccines, diagnostics and enzyme immobilization. ...
Constructing reparameterization invariant metrics on spaces of plane curves
Metrics on shape spaces are used to describe deformations that take one shape to another, and to define a distance between shapes. We study a family of metrics on the space of curves, which includes several recently proposed ...
Collagen Fibril Intermolecular Spacing Changes with 2-Propanol: A Mechanism for Tissue Stiffness.
(American Chemical Society, 2017-08-30)
Materials composed primarily of collagen are important as surgical scaffolds and other medical devices and require flexibility. However, the factors that control the suppleness and flexibility of these materials are not ...
Markers of perceived managerial success within the Tanzanian nursing profession
This study explores the views of nurse managers in Tanzania regarding desirable attributes for effective management of their health services. The mixed method study utilised an initial questionnaire (n = 78) and subsequent ...
The Carry-Over of Mycotoxins in Products of Animal Origin with Special Regard to Its Implications for the European Food Safety Legislation
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2011)
At present, carry-over research in mycotoxins experiences a change in focus. We reviewed the state-of-the-art knowl-edge regarding carry-over in aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, Fusarium toxins, patulin, ergot and citrinin. The ...
Preferential sites for intramolecular glucosepane cross-link formation in type I collagen: A thermodynamic study
The extracellular matrix (ECM) undergoes progressive age-related stiffening and loss of proteolytic digestibility due to an increase in concentration of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The most abundant AGE, ...
INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR ENHANCING EARTHQUAKE RISK MITIGATION DECISIONS
(Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
The increasing scale of losses from earthquake disasters has reinforced the need for property owners to become proactive in seismic risk reduction programs. However, despite advancement in seismic design methods and ...
Formation of nano-fibrils from the A, B and C variants of bovine beta-lactoglobulin
(ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2015-02-01)
Dietary thiols in exercise: oxidative stress defence, exercise performance, and adaptation
(BioMed Central, 2017)
Endurance athletes are susceptible to cellular damage initiated by excessive levels of aerobic exercise-produced reactive oxygen species (ROS). Whilst ROS can contribute to the onset of fatigue, there is increasing evidence ...