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  • Multiscale experimental evaluation of agarose-based semi-interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels as materials with tunable rheological and transport performance 

    Trudičová, Monika; Smilek, Jiří; Kalina, Michal; Smilková, Marcela; Adámková, Kateřina; Hrubanová, Kamila; Krzyžánek, Vladislav; Sedláček, Petr (MDPI, 2020-10-31)
    This study introduces an original concept in the development of hydrogel materials for controlled release of charged organic compounds based on semi-interpenetrating polymer networks composed by an inert gel-forming polymer ...
  • Influence of Plasma-Activated Water on Physical and Physical–Chemical Soil Properties 

    Šimečková, Jana; Krčma, František; Klofáč, Daniel; Dostál, Lukáš; Kozáková, Zdenka (MDPI, 2020-08-22)
    Recently, the bactericidal and fungicidal effects of plasma-activated water (PAW) have been confirmed for its application in agriculture. Although the PAW application is beneficial in plant growth, no information is available ...
  • Atmospheric Pressure Microwave Plasma Jet for Organic Thin Film Deposition 

    Narimisa, Mehrnoush; Krčma, František; Onyshchenko, Yuliia; Kozáková, Zdenka; Morent, Rino; De Geyter, Nathalie (MDPI, 2020-02-06)
    In this work, the potential of a microwave (MW)induced atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) in film deposition of styrene and methyl methacrylate (MMA) precursors is investigated. Plasma properties during the deposition ...
  • Impact of Microwave Plasma Torch on the Yeast Candida glabrata 

    Trebulová, Kristína; Krčma, František; Kozáková, Zdenka; Matoušková, Petra (MDPI, 2020-08-11)
    Recently, various cold plasma sources have been tested for their bactericidal and fungicidal effects with respect to their application in medicine and agriculture. The purpose of this work is to study the effects of a 2.45 ...
  • Hyaluronan-Arginine Interactions—An Ultrasound and ITC Study 

    Jugl, Adam; Pekař, Miloslav (MDPI, 2020-09-12)
    High-resolution ultrasound spectroscopy and isothermal titration calorimetry were used to characterize interactions between hyaluronan and arginine oligomers. The molecular weight of arginine oligomer plays an important ...
  • UV-Induced Nanoparticles-Formation, Properties and Their Potential Role in Origin of Life 

    Nejdl, Lukáš; Zemánková, Kristýna; Havlíková, Martina; Burešová, Michaela; Hynek, David; Xhaxhiu, Kledi; Mravec, Filip; Matoušková, Martina; Adam, Vojtěch; Ferus, Martin; Kapuš, Jakub; Vaculovičová, Markéta (MDPI, 2020-08-04)
    Inorganic nanoparticles might have played a vital role in the transition from inorganic chemistry to self-sustaining living systems. Such transition may have been triggered or controlled by processes requiring not only ...
  • Active biodegradable packaging films modified with grape seeds lignin 

    Vostrejš, Pavel; Adamcová, Dana; Vaverková, Magdalena Daria; Enev, Vojtěch; Kalina, Michal; Machovský, Michal; Šourková, Markéta; Márová, Ivana; Kovalčík, Adriána (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020-08-07)
    Biodegradable packaging materials represent one possible solution for how to reduce the negative environmental impact of plastics. The main idea of this work was to investigate the possibility of utilizing grape seed lignin ...
  • Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-Hydroxyvalerate) Scaffolds 

    Kovalčík, Adriána; Obruča, Stanislav; Kalina, Michal; Machovský, Michal; Enev, Vojtěch; Jakešová, Michaela; Sobková, Markéta; Márová, Ivana (MDPI, 2020-07-05)
    Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are hydrolyzable bio-polyesters. The possibility of utilizing lignocellulosic waste by-products and grape pomace as carbon sources for PHA biosynthesis was investigated. PHAs were biosynthesized ...
  • Research of transport and deposition of aerosol in human airway replica 

    Lízal, František; Jedelský, Jan; Elcner, Jakub; Ďurdina, Lukáš; Venerová, Tereza; Mravec, Filip; Jícha, Miroslav (EDP Sciences, 2010-11-24)
    Growing concern about knowledge of aerosol transport in human lungs is caused by great potential of use of inhaled pharmaceuticals. Second substantial motive for the research is an effort to minimize adverse effects of ...
  • Comparison of methods for evaluation of aerosol deposition in the model of human lungs 

    Bělka, Miloslav; Lippay, Josef; Lízal, František; Jedelský, Jan; Jícha, Miroslav (EDP Sciences, 2014-03-25)
    It seems to be very convenient to receive a medicine by inhalation instead of injection. Unfortunately transport of particles and targeted delivery of a drug in human respiratory airways is very complicated task. Therefore ...
  • A simple technique for assessing the cuticular diffusion of humic acid biostimulants 

    Smilková, Marcela; Smilek, Jiří; Kalina, Michal; Klučáková, Martina; Pekař, Miloslav; Sedláček, Petr (BMC, 2019-07-31)
    Background: Experimental determination of the extent and rate of transport of liquid humates supplied to plants is critical in testing of physiological effects of such biostimulants which are often supplied as foliar sprays. ...
  • Plasmachemical Conservation of Corroded Metallic Objects 

    Sázavská, Věra; Veverková, Radka; Krčma, František; Řádková, Lucie; Miková, Petra; Přikryl, Radek; Procházka, Michal (IOP Publishing, 2016-05-17)
    Plazmochemická konzervace kovových předmětů představuje nový efektivní směr rychlého ošetření korodovaných předmětů. Proces je složen ze dvou základních kroků: Odstranění koroze a depozice ochranných vrstev. Odstraňování ...
  • Introducing the Newly Isolated BacteriumAneurinibacillussp. H1 as an Auspicious Thermophilic Producer of Various Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) Copolymers-2. Material Study on the Produced Copolymers 

    Sedláček, Petr; Pernicová, Iva; Nováčková, Ivana; Kouřilová, Xenie; Kalina, Michal; Kovalčík, Adriána; Koller, Martin; Nebesářová, Jana; Krzyžánek, Vladislav; Hrubanová, Kamila; Másilko, Jiří; Slaninová, Eva; Trudičová, Monika; Obruča, Stanislav (MDPI, 2020-06-05)
    Aneurinibacillussp. H1 is a promising, moderately thermophilic, novel Gram-positive bacterium capable of the biosynthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) with tunable monomer composition. In particular, the strain is able ...
  • Determination of Critical Parameters of Drug Substance Influencing Dissolution: A Case Study 

    Bojňanská, Erika; Kalina, Michal; Pařízek, Ladislav; Bartoníčková, Eva; Opravil, Tomáš; Veselý, Michal; Pekař, Miloslav; Jampílek, Josef (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014-09-15)
    The purpose of this study was to specify critical parameters (physicochemical characteristics) of drug substance that can affect dissolution profile/dissolution rate of the final drug product manufactured by validated ...
  • Surface-wave-sustained plasma torch for water treatment 

    Krčma, František (IOP Publishing, 2018-03-14)
    In this study the effects of water treatment by surface-wave-sustained plasma torch at 2.45 GHz are studied. The changes of the plasma characteristics during the interaction with the water and water physical and chemical ...
  • Gradient Hydrogels—The State of the Art in Preparation Methods 

    Zinkovska, Natalia; Smilek, Jiří; Pekař, Miloslav (MDPI, 2020-04-21)
    Gradient hydrogels refer to hydrogel materials with a gradual or abrupt change in one or some of their properties. They represent examples of more sophisticated gel materials in comparison to simple, native gel networks. ...
  • Influence of Solvent Polarity and DNA-Binding on Spectral Properties of Quaternary Benzo[c]phenanthridine Alkaloids 

    Rájecký, Michal; Šebrlová, Kristýna; Mravec, Filip; Táborský, Petr (PLOS, 2015-06-19)
    Quaternary benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids are secondary metabolites of the plant families Papaveraceae, Rutaceae, and Ranunculaceae with anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial and anticancer activities. Their ...
  • Cold-setting Inkjet Printed Titania Patterns Reinforced by Organosilicate Binder 

    Králová, Marcela; Dzik, Petr; Kašpárek, Vít; Veselý, Michal; Cihlář, Jaroslav (MDPI, 2015-09-11)
    Preparation of photocatalytic active layers by cold-setting inkjet printing. Comparison of printed, UV-cured and sintered layers; their physical properties, as well as, photocatalytic and electrophotocatalytic properties.
  • How Humic Acids Affect the Rheological and Transport Properties of Hydrogels 

    Klučáková, Martina; Smilek, Jiří; Sedláček, Petr (MDPI, 2019-04-19)
    Huminové kyseliny jsou považovány za látky s tzv. supramolekulární strukturou, jež je základem jejich unikátních vlastností a fungování v přírodě. Naše studie potvrdila, že již malý přídavek těchto látek do agarozových ...
  • Drug Release Kinetics of Electrospun PHB Meshes 

    Kundrát, Vojtěch; Černeková, Nicole; Kovalčík, Adriána; Enev, Vojtěch; Márová, Ivana (MDPI, 2019-06-14)
    Microbial poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) has several advantages including its biocompatibility and ability to degrade in vivo and in vitro without toxic substances. This paper investigates the feasibility of electrospun PHB ...

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