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Volume 104 Issue 6 December 1992 pp 762-790
J Basu K K Rohatgi-Mukherjee S Chatterjee S Sarkar S N Bhattacharyya G K Dasmahapatra Thomas Wolff Gunther Von Bunau S N Dhawan Dipankar Sen Subhash Ch Bera S C Gupta N S Yadav Manabendra Sahu Manjubikash Saha V Masilamani D Sastikumar Pradipta Kumar Behera Ashok Kumar Mishra S Muthusamy V T Ramakrishnan P Ramamurthy S Sampath R Narayan M C Durai Manickam C Srinivasan K Pitchumani M Roja S Rajagopal Reba Ray Samaresh Mukherjee A Samanta E Natarajan S Selvaraj P Natarajan S S Talwar K Viswanathan P Natarajan Aruna Dhathathreyan K S Dhathathreyan Basanti Biswal Pill-Soon Song S Das M Muneer A Haridas V B Manilal R Jayakumar T Ramasami M Julliard M Chanon P N Joshi U C Biswal C L Joshy E Purushothaman Bhaskar G Maiya S Ganesan B Nagarajan V Narayanan Prasanna Mohanty V Shubin S D S Murthy N V Karapetyan R Ramaraj K V Gobi V Gomathi Sankareswari S Ranganayaki K Bahadur Sajal Kumar H R Sonawane D G Kulkarni N R Ayyangar N Sukumar T V Venkitachalam A S Rao S I Ali Harpal Kaur V Anbalagan T S Srivastava Awadhesh Kumar P K Chowdhury K V S Rama Rao J P Mittal N Balasubramanian S Balasubramanian G B Dutt S Doraiswamy Bidyut Kumar Manna K K Rohatgi-Mukherjee A Chandra B Bagchi S Arunachalam J R Devadason T Dhanasekaran K Joseph Prabahar Lizamma Mathew V Ramakrishnan J Rajaram V R S Rao P Narayanan V N Sivasankara Pillai K I Priyadarsini T Rajendran M Palaniandavar M Kaneko A Kira M S Sidhu Arti Chopra Barinder Gill Thomas Baby V P N Nampoori
Volume 112 Issue 2 April 2000 pp 109-118
Cadmium sulphide (CdS) nanoparticles were grown by the reaction of sodium sulphide (Na2S) with Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films of cadmium salts of
Volume 113 Issue 2 April 2001 pp 119-127
Spreading behaviour of the dimeric surfactant polyethylene-glycoldistearate (PEGDS) monolayer at air/water interface has been studied using surface pressure-area (π-A) isotherms as a function of temperature. The isotherms show a plateau suggesting a transition between a liquid expanded (LE) and a condensed state. The condensed state possibly arises due to nucleation and growth of multilayers from the monolayer. Isobaric measurements of both
Volume 113 Issue 2 April 2001 pp 147-155
Copper sulphide clusters were prepared in Langmuir-Blodgett films of copper complexes of amphiphilic Schiff bases-3,4-dimethoxy-N-benzylidene hexadeylamine (I) and 3,4-dimethoxy-N-benzylidene-4’-(hexadecylamino) benzylamine (II) The clusters obtained were analysed using UV-Vis spectroscopy and optical microscopy. Brewster angle microscopic studies on monolayers of
Volume 114 Issue 5 October 2002 pp 487-494
Cadmium complex of
Volume 115 Issue 5-6 October 2003 pp 751-766
Binding energies of the interaction of collagen like triple helical peptides with a series of polyphenols, viz. gallic acid, catechin, epigallocatechingallate and pentagalloylglucose have been computed using molecular modelling approaches. A correlation of calculated binding energies with the interfacial molecular volumes involved in the interaction is observed. Calculated interface surface areas for the binding of polyphenols with collagen-like triple helical peptides vary in the range of 60–210 Å2 and hydrogen bond lengths vary in the range of 2.7–3.4 Å. Interfacial molecular volumes can be calculated from the solvent inaccessible surface areas and hydrogen bond lengths involved in the binding of polyphenols to collagen. Molecular aggregation of collagen in the presence of some polyphenols and chromium (III) salts has been probed experimentally in monolayer systems. The monolayer arrangement of collagen seems to be influenced by the presence of small molecules like formaldehyde, gluteraldehyde, tannic acid and chromium (III) salts. A fractal structure is observed on account of two-dimensional aggregation of collagen induced by tanning species. Atomic force microscopy has been employed to probe the topographic images of two-dimensional aggregation of collagen induced by chromium (III) salts. A case is made that long-range ordering of collagen by molecular species involved in its stabilisation is influenced by molecular geometries involved in its interaction with small molecules.
Volume 118 Issue 2 March 2006 pp 179-184
Cobalt oxides were prepared by three different methods: (1) by reacting cobalt nitrate with oxalic acid, (2) co-precipitating cobalt nitrate with sodium carbonate, and (3) using sodium dodecyl sulphate as organic surfactant. All three samples were characterized before and after calcination by solvent extraction and the resulting products examined by IR spectroscopy. In the case of method 3, the removal of surfactant was followed by TGA studies. Products from all three methods were identified by XRD. Peaks in low angle XRD indicate the porous nature of the oxides. The morphology of the pores was studied by transmission electron microscopy. Some irregular pore structures were obtained for samples from methods 1 and 2, with an average size of 4–6 nm. Only the product from method 3 using SDS as template showed ordered structure and optimum size, and Brunauer-Emmet-Teller surface areas of the as-prepared, as well as the treated samples, exhibited H3 type hysteresis. The samples from the three methods were used as catalysts in the oxidation reaction of cyclohexane under mild conditions and the catalytic efficiency of the cobalt oxide was comparable with mesoporous cobalt oxides.
Volume 121 Issue 4 July 2009 pp 509-514
Curcumin is a widely used therapeutic agent with a wide spectrum of biological and physiological applications like wound healing and interacts with the skin protein, collagen. This work reports the effect of curcumin on various physico-chemical properties of collagen. The results suggest that significant changes in viscosity and surface tension occur on collagen interacting with curcumin. Secondary structure analysis using circular dichroism shows that curcumin does not alter the triple helical structure of collagen. Increasing concentration of curcumin resulted in aggregation of the protein. Further, curcumin imparts high level of thermal stability to collagen with shrinkage temperature of collagen increasing from 60 to 90°C.
Volume 122 Issue 6 November 2010 pp 881-889 Full Papers
The effect of additives like curcumin and surfactants on the self-assembly of collagen from a simple 2-dimensional system of Langmuir films of the protein at air/solution interface has been attempted in this study using quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and dynamic surface tensiometer. Though pure curcumin is not surface active, a synergistic effect of collagen with curcumin seems to lead to enhanced surface activity in the protein. In general, the presence of additives, increases the surface activity of collagen even for the lowest concentration and the largest change in surface activity is seen for collagen with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). The results suggest interplay between the unexposed hydrophobic groups, and the opening out and solvation of the more charged or polar groups at the surface leading to aggregation followed by self-assembly. Modulation of aggregation at interface in collagen due to these additives may be an approach that could be explored for possible applications in bio-materials and for delivery of protein-drug complexes.
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