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Moll, Carolyn J. (author), Giubertoni, Giulia (author), van Buren, L. (author), Versluis, Jan (author), Koenderink, G.H. (author), Bakker, Huib J. (author)
Hyaluronan is a biopolymer that is essential for many biological processes in the human body, like the regulation of tissue lubrication and inflammatory responses. Here, we study the behavior of hyaluronan at aqueous surfaces using heterodyne-detected vibrational sum-frequency generation spectroscopy (HD-VSFG). Low-molecular-weight hyaluronan...
journal article 2021
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Giubertoni, Giulia (author), Pérez De Alba Ortíz, Alberto (author), Bano, Fouzia (author), Zhang, Xing (author), Linhardt, Robert J. (author), Green, Dixy E. (author), Deangelis, Paul L. (author), Koenderink, G.H. (author), Richter, Ralf P. (author), Ensing, Bernd (author), Bakker, Huib J. (author)
The biological functions of natural polyelectrolytes are strongly influenced by the presence of ions, which bind to the polymer chains and thereby modify their properties. Although the biological impact of such modifications is well recognized, a detailed molecular picture of the binding process and of the mechanisms that drive the subsequent...
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Giubertoni, Giulia (author), Burla, Federica (author), Bakker, Huib J. (author), Koenderink, G.H. (author)
Many biopolymer hydrogels are environmentally responsive because they are held together by physical associations that depend on pH and temperature. Here, we investigate how the pH and temperature responses of the rheology of hyaluronan hydrogels are connected to the underlying molecular interactions. Hyaluronan is an essential structural...
journal article 2020
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Fockaert, L.I. (author), Ganzinga-Jurg, Deborah (author), Versluis, Jan (author), Boelen, Berend (author), Bakker, Huib J. (author), Terryn, H.A. (author), Mol, J.M.C. (author)
The molecular configuration and chemistry at the zinc/zinc oxide-polyester interface were studied by using two complementary spectroscopic techniques: attenuated total reflection-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy. It was shown that ATR-FTIR should be considered as a (3D)...
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van Dam, Eliane P. (author), Giubertoni, Giulia (author), Burla, Federica (author), Koenderink, G.H. (author), Bakker, Huib J. (author)
We study the relation between the macroscopic viscoelastic properties of aqueous hyaluronan polymer solutions and the molecular-scale dynamics of water using rheology measurements, differential dynamic microscopy, and polarization-resolved infrared pump-probe spectroscopy. We observe that the addition of hyaluronan to water leads to a slowing...
journal article 2020
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