amphiphilic


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amphiphilic

[‚am·fə′fil·ək]
(biochemistry)
Describing a molecule having a polar region that is separated from the nonpolar region.
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Al-Bawab, A., "Amphiphilic Association of Flavor Substances in Oil; The Importance of Molecular Interactions," DIRASAT in press (2007).
They noted, however, that QDs coated with a high-molecular-weight (100 kDa) copolymer and a grafted 8-carbon alkyl side chain demonstrated greater in vivo stability than those with simple polymer and amphiphilic lipid coatings.
* Tegomer E 525 amphiphilic block copolymer is reported to be an excellent pigment and filler dispersant for sensitive PE applications.
In this study, a series of novel amphiphilic water-soluble polymers were synthesized from the copolymerization of DPA, carboxylic acid monomer, and acrylamide.
From the high degree of sequence similarity, similar conformation and position of Trp residues in Trp-rich loop, we propose the same mechanism of action and the formation of amphiphilic helix by PLY.
In the search for alternatives, he identified amphiphilic molecules based on carbohydrates and amino acids that were far lighter but just as effective at preventing the formation of ice crystals, a finding that was recently published in ACS Omega.
In this report, we demonstrated the preparation of [sup.131]I-lipiodol loaded micelles made of polyethylene glycolpolycaprolactone (PEG-PCL) copolymer and HA-g-PCL amphiphilic copolymers.
For instance, amphiphilic polyanions functioning in membrane permeation have been proven valuable for cytoplasmic delivery of nucleic acid based and small molecular therapeutics [4-7].
Caseins are amphiphilic proteins that constitute about 80% of milk proteins.
Covering first materials, then energy, with a final section on environmental materials, the 97 papers in this collection explore such topics as extracting volatile oil from a compound recipe of clove and cinnamon using supercritical carbon dioxide, amphiphilic co-networks based on end-group cross-linking of polydimthylsiloxane pentablock copolymer and polymethylhydrosiloxane, a spectral extinction coefficient test of a photoelectric jamming aerosol, the diurnal change model of the instantaneous amount of solar radiation incident on the horizontal surface near the ground, and the efficiency of microbial mutagenesis experiments and the degradation of methane.
By using a chemical model resembling the mitochondrial membrane, they show that amphiphilic antioxidants can prevent oxidation of CL trapped within the respiratory supercomplexes and then preserve mitochondrial function.
Since GO behaves like an amphiphilic macromolecule with hydrophilic edges and a more hydrophobic basal plane, it can serve as an attractive building block for the construction of various supramolecular architectures [7],