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Maria Mernea   Dr.  Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Maria Mernea published an article in March 2018.
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Mihai V. Putz

93 shared publications

Laboratory of Structural and Computational Physical-Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR, Biology-Chemistry Department, West University of Timisoara, Timisoara, RO, Romania

Cătălin Buiu

36 shared publications

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Traian Dascalu

30 shared publications

National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Laboratory of Solid-State Quantum Electronics, Bucharest 077125, Romania

Adina-Luminita Milac

28 shared publications

Department of Anatomy, Animal Physiology and Biophysics, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Speranta Avram

11 shared publications

University Bucharest

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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Dynamic analysis of the interactions between Si/SiO2 quantum dots and biomolecules for improving applications based on n... Miruna Silvia Stan, Ludmila Otilia Cinteză, Livia Petrescu, ... Published: 27 March 2018
Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-23621-x
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Due to their outstanding properties, quantum dots (QDs) received a growing interest in the biomedical field, but it is of major importance to investigate and to understand their interaction with the biomolecules. We examined the stability of silicon QDs and the time evolution of QDs – protein corona formation in various biological media (bovine serum albumin, cell culture medium without or supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum-FBS). Changes in the secondary structure of BSA were also investigated over time. Hydrodynamic size and zeta potential measurements showed an evolution in time indicating the nanoparticle-protein interaction. The protein corona formation was also dependent on time, albumin adsorption reaching the peak level after 1 hour. The silicon QDs adsorbed an important amount of FBS proteins from the first 5 minutes of incubation that was maintained for the next 8 hours, and diminished afterwards. Under protein-free conditions the QDs induced cell membrane damage in a time-dependent manner, however the presence of serum proteins attenuated their hemolytic activity and maintained the integrity of phosphatidylcholine layer. This study provides useful insights regarding the dynamics of BSA adsorption and interaction of silicon QDs with proteins and lipids, in order to understand the role of QDs biocorona.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Up-Converting Nanoparticles Livia Petrescu, Speranta Avram, Maria Mernea, Dan Florin Mih... Published: 01 January 2018
Biomedical Engineering, doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3158-6.ch011
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BOOK-CHAPTER 2 Reads 0 Citations Up-Converting Nanoparticles Livia Petrescu, Speranta Avram, Maria Mernea, Dan Florin Mih... Published: 01 January 2017
Nanotechnology in Aerospace and Structural Mechanics, doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0492-4.ch012
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Effects of Cd2+ on the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) investigated by experimental and modeling studies. Maria Mernea, Roxana Ulăreanu, Octavian Călborean, Sergiu Ch... Published: 01 January 2016
General physiology and biophysics, doi: 10.4149/gpb_2015054
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Article 6 Reads 0 Citations Evaluation of the Therapeutic Properties of Mastoparan- and Sifuvirtide- Derivative Antimicrobial Peptides Using Chemica... Speranta Avram, Maria Mernea, Florin Borcan, Dan Mihailescu Published: 01 January 2016
Current Drug Delivery,
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation In vitro human serum albumin glycation monitored by Terahertz spectroscopy Maria Mernea, Alina Ionescu, Ionut Vasile, Cristina Nica, Gh... Published: 12 February 2015
Optical and Quantum Electronics, doi: 10.1007/s11082-015-0129-y
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