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Waafi, Affan K. (author), Gaio, N. (author), Quiros Solano, W.F. (author), Dijkstra, Paul (author), Sarro, P.M. (author), Dekker, R. (author)
We present the first Organ-on-Chip equipped with a low-impedance Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) MicroElectrode Array (MEA). The novel device allows simultaneous mechanical stimulation with a stretchable PDMS membrane and electrical monitoring via the PEDOT:PSS MEA of multiple in vitro cell cultures. The...
journal article 2020
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Kaczmarczyk, A.P. (author), Meng, He (author), Ordu, O. (author), Noort, John van (author), Dekker, N.H. (author)
Torsional stress generated during DNA replication and transcription has been suggested to facilitate nucleosome unwrapping and thereby the progression of polymerases. However, the propagation of twist in condensed chromatin remains yet unresolved. Here, we measure how force and torque impact chromatin fibers with a nucleosome repeat length of...
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van der Meij, Leander (author), Demetriou, A.M. (author), Tulin, Marina (author), Méndez, Ileana (author), Dekker, Peter (author), Pronk, Tila (author)
There is evidence that testosterone and cortisol levels are related to the attraction of a romantic partner; testosterone levels relate to a wide range of sexual behaviors and cortisol is a crucial component in the response to stress. To investigate this, we conducted a speed-dating study among heterosexual singles. We measured salivary...
journal article 2019
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Dekker, Lennart (author)
Gouda deals with land subsidence and groundwater problems. A solution to these challenges is the application of Drainage-Infiltration-Transport (DIT) sewers, on which research is lacking. This thesis provides provides infiltration and drainage capacity values on DIT sewers and helps to understand the governing processes.
master thesis 2019
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Nanbakhsh, K. (author), Kluba, M.M. (author), Pahl, Barbara (author), Bourgeois, Florian (author), Dekker, R. (author), Serdijn, W.A. (author), Giagka, V. (author)
Platinum is widely used as the electrode material for implantable devices. Owing to its high biostability and corrosion resistivity, platinum could also be used as the main metallization for tracks in active implants. Towards this goal, in this work we investigate the stability of parylene-coated Pt tracks using passive and active tests. The...
conference paper 2019
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Dekker, Else (author)
As material stocks are depleting and the building sector plays a big role in using these materials a circular economy can bring a solution to this depleting problem. Within the thoughts of applying the circular economy to the built environment, upscaling would not be possible without the community to engage to the topic. This project of a...
master thesis 2019
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Deshpande, S.R. (author), Wunnava Venkata, S.S. (author), Hueting, D.A. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Recent years have seen a tremendous interest in the bottom-up reconstitution of minimal biomolecular systems, with the ultimate aim of creating an autonomous synthetic cell. One of the universal features of living systems is cell growth, where the cell membrane expands through the incorporation of newly synthesized lipid molecules. Here, the...
journal article 2019
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Ordu, O. (author), Lusser, Alexandra (author), Dekker, N.H. (author)
Eukaryotic genomes are hierarchically organized into protein-DNA assemblies for compaction into the nucleus. Nucleosomes, with the (H3-H4)<sub>2</sub> tetrasome as a likely intermediate, are highly dynamic in nature by way of several different mechanisms. We have recently shown that tetrasomes spontaneously change the direction of their DNA...
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Schaich, Michael (author), Cama, Jehangir (author), Al Nahas, Kareem (author), Sobota, Diana (author), Sleath, Hannah (author), Jahnke, Kevin (author), Deshpande, S.R. (author), Dekker, C. (author), Keyser, Ulrich F. (author)
The low membrane permeability of candidate drug molecules is a major challenge in drug development, and insufficient permeability is one reason for the failure of antibiotic treatment against bacteria. Quantifying drug transport across specific pathways in living systems is challenging because one typically lacks knowledge of the exact...
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Mouter, N. (author), Cabral, Manuel Ojeda (author), Dekker, T. (author), van Cranenburgh, Sander (author)
Environmental effects of transport projects have a weak position in Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) which might be rooted in the valuation approach adopted in the dominant style of CBA. This conventional valuation approach has been criticized for not valuing positive and negative impacts of transport projects in relation to each other and for not...
journal article 2019
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Fragasso, A. (author), Pud, S. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
The performance of solid-state nanopores as promising biosensors is severely hampered by low-frequency 1/f noise in the through-pore ionic current recordings. Here, we develop a model for the 1/f noise in such nanopores, that, unlike previous reports, accounts for contributions from both the pore-cylinder, pore-surface, and access regions. To...
journal article 2019
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Schrijvers, Jim (author), van den Noort, Josien C. (author), van der Esch, Martin (author), Dekker, Joost (author), Harlaar, J. (author)
Background: Instability of the knee joint during gait is frequently reported by patients with knee osteoarthritis or an anterior cruciate ligament rupture. The assessment of instability in clinical practice and clinical research studies mainly relies on self-reporting. Alternatively, parameters measured with gait analysis have been explored...
review 2019
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Nelck, Anne-Marie (author), Sosef, Dirk (author), Zeeman, Dorine (author), Walvisch, Mick (author), Elsenaar, Erik Jan (author), Rodenburg, Paul (author), Lammers, Gerdwin (author), van Schaijk, Pieter (author), Quak, Hans (author), Havelaar, Rogier (author), van den Bosch, Jaap (author), Brinkhof, Rogier (author), Jongeneel, Joeri (author), van Duin, J.H.R. (author), Dekker, Johan (author), Donkersloot, Vincent (author), Spoelstra, Jop (author), Boverhof, Willem (author), Sijtsma, Micha (author), van Hofwegen, Tom (author), Nieuwkerk, Michiel (author), van Gompel, Luc (author)
1. Een Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC) maakt het mogelijk om de stad zero-emissie te beleveren en zorgt ervoor dat goederen gebundeld de stad in gaan. Met als doel het minder belasten van klimaat, gezondheid van mensen en leefbaarheid van de stad. 2. Het UCC is een multimodaal overslagpunt, geschikt voor een variëteit aan voertuigen....
book chapter 2019
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Restrepo Perez, L. (author), Huang, Gang (author), Bohländer, Peggy R. (author), Worp, N.M. (author), Eelkema, R. (author), Maglia, Giovanni (author), Joo, C. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
While DNA sequencing is now amply available, fast, and inexpensive, protein sequencing remains a tremendous challenge. Nanopores may allow for developing a protein sequencer with single-molecule capabilities. As identification of 20 different amino acids currently presents an unsurmountable challenge, fingerprinting schemes are pursued, in...
journal article 2019
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Al Nahas, K. (author), Cama, J. (author), Schaich, M. (author), Hammond, K. (author), Deshpande, S.R. (author), Dekker, C. (author), Ryadnov, M. G. (author), Keyser, U. F. (author)
The spread of bacterial resistance against conventional antibiotics generates a great need for the discovery of novel antimicrobials. Polypeptide antibiotics constitute a promising class of antimicrobial agents that favour attack on bacterial membranes. However, efficient measurement platforms for evaluating their mechanisms of action in a...
journal article 2019
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Taneja, P. (author), Dekker, Milan (author), van Dorsser, Cornelis (author), Vellinga, T. (author)
In the present turbulent environment highlighted by energy transition, disruptive technology, and climate change impacts, adaptability and robustness are essential in long-term planning of infrastructures. This also applies to inland ports, which play an important role in the Dutch transport system. Inland ports have three major functions, i.e.,...
conference paper 2019
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Restrepo Perez, L. (author), Wong, C.H. (author), Maglia, Giovanni (author), Dekker, C. (author), Joo, C. (author)
Post-translational modifications (PTMs) of proteins play key roles in cellular processes. Hence, PTM identification is crucial for elucidating the mechanism of complex cellular processes and disease. Here we present a method for PTM detection at the single-molecule level using FraC biological nanopores. We focus on two major PTMs,...
journal article 2019
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Kawasaki, S. (author), Giagka, V. (author), de Haas, M. (author), Louwerse, M. (author), Henneken, V. (author), van Heesch, C. (author), Dekker, R. (author)
Vagus nerve stimulators currently on the market can treat epilepsy and depression. Recent clinical trials show the potential for vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) to treat epilepsy, autoimmune disease, and traumatic brain injury. As we explore the benefits of VNS, it is expected that more possibilities for a new treatment will emerge in the future....
conference paper 2019
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Bakhshaee Babaroud, N. (author), Kluba, M.M. (author), Dekker, R. (author), Serdijn, W.A. (author), Giagka, V. (author)
Active implantable medical devices have been developed for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of large variety of neural disorders. Since the mechanical properties of these devices need to be matched to the tissue, soft materials, such as polymers are often preferred as a substrate [1]. Parylene is a good candidate, as it is highly...
abstract 2019
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Kabiri, Y. (author), Angelin, Alessandro (author), Ahmed, Ishtiaq (author), Mutlu, Hatice (author), Bauer, Jens (author), Niemeyer, Christof M. (author), Zandbergen, H.W. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Staining compounds containing heavy elements (electron dyes) can facilitate the visualization of DNA and related biomolecules by using TEM. However, research into the synthesis and utilization of alternative electron dyes has been limited. Here, we report the synthesis of a novel DNA intercalator molecule, bis-acridine uranyl (BAU). NMR...
journal article 2019
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