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Surface Functionality in Nanocellulose Processing and Composite Formulations

Thesis
Onyianta, A. Surface Functionality in Nanocellulose Processing and Composite Formulations. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2025207
Cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) are cellulose nanomaterials with desirable properties and offer great potentials to be applied in diverse fields. While various pre-treatments have...

How to build a bone: PHOSPHO1, biomineralization and beyond

Journal Article
Dillon, S., Staines, K. A., Millán, J. L., & Farquharson, C. (2019)
How to build a bone: PHOSPHO1, biomineralization and beyond. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research Plus, 3(7), https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm4.10202
Since its characterization two decades ago, the phosphatase PHOSPHO1 has been the subject of an increasing focus of research. This work has elucidated PHOSPHO1’s central role ...

The Ex Vivo Organ Culture of Bone

Book Chapter
Staines, K. A., Brown, G., & Farquharson, C. (2019)
The Ex Vivo Organ Culture of Bone. In Bone Research Protocols, 199-215. Humana Press Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-8997-3_10
The ex vivo organ culture of bone provides many of the advantages of both the whole organism and isolated cell strategies and can deliver valuable insight into the network of ...

Land use driven change in soil pH affects microbial carbon cycling processes

Journal Article
Malik, A. A., Puissant, J., Buckeridge, K. M., Goodall, T., Jehmlich, N., Chowdhury, S., …Griffiths, R. I. (2018)
Land use driven change in soil pH affects microbial carbon cycling processes. Nature communications, 9(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05980-1
Soil microorganisms act as gatekeepers for soil–atmosphere carbon exchange by balancing the accumulation and release of soil organic matter. However, poor understanding of the...

Silver nanoparticles promote the emergence of heterogeneic human neutrophil sub-populations

Journal Article
Kemp, S., Young, L., Ross, M., Prach, M., Hutchison, G. R., Malone, E., & Fraser, J. A. (2018)
Silver nanoparticles promote the emergence of heterogeneic human neutrophil sub-populations. Scientific Reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-25854-2
Neutrophil surveillance is central to nanoparticle clearance. Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have numerous uses, however conflicting evidence exists as to their impact on neutrop...

Relative age effects in international age group championships: A study of Spanish track and field athletes

Journal Article
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Martínez-Valencia, M. A., Müller, L., Andronikos, G., & Martindale, R. J. J. (2018)
Relative age effects in international age group championships: A study of Spanish track and field athletes. PLOS ONE, 13(4), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196386
The relative age effect is a well-researched phenomenon, however there is still a dearth of understanding in track and field and female sport. This study investigated the role...

Aqueous morpholine pre-treatment in cellulose nanofibril (CNF) production: comparison with carboxymethylation and TEMPO oxidisation pre-treatment methods

Journal Article
Onyianta, A. J., Dorris, M., & Williams, R. (2017)
Aqueous morpholine pre-treatment in cellulose nanofibril (CNF) production: comparison with carboxymethylation and TEMPO oxidisation pre-treatment methods. Cellulose, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-017-1631-0
In this study, pulped cellulose fibres were pre-treated with aqueous morpholine prior to mechanical disruption in the production of cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). The properties...

The Use of Sedimentation for the Estimation of Aspect Ratios of Charged Cellulose Nanofibrils

Conference Proceeding
Onyianta, A. J., & Williams, R. (2018)
The Use of Sedimentation for the Estimation of Aspect Ratios of Charged Cellulose Nanofibrils. In R. Fangueiro, & S. Rana (Eds.), Advances in Natural Fibre Composites, 195-203. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64641-1_17
In this study, the aspect ratios of carboxymethylated and TEMPO-oxidised cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) were estimated by gel point analysis using a sedimentation approach. The f...

TetraploidSNPMap: Software for Linkage Analysis and QTL Mapping in Autotetraploid Populations Using SNP Dosage Data

Journal Article
Hackett, C. A., Boskamp, B., Vogogias, A., Preedy, K. F., & Milne, I. (2017)
TetraploidSNPMap: Software for Linkage Analysis and QTL Mapping in Autotetraploid Populations Using SNP Dosage Data. Journal of Heredity, 108(4), 438-442. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esx022
An earlier software application of ours, TetraploidMap for Windows, enabled linkage analysis and quantitative trait locus interval mapping to be carried out in an experimental...

Overexpression of TIMP-3 in Chondrocytes Produces Transient Reduction in Growth Plate Length but Permanently Reduces Adult Bone Quality and Quantity

Journal Article
Poulet, B., Liu, K., Plumb, D., Vo, P., Shah, M., Staines, K., …Bou-Gharios, G. (2016)
Overexpression of TIMP-3 in Chondrocytes Produces Transient Reduction in Growth Plate Length but Permanently Reduces Adult Bone Quality and Quantity. PLOS ONE, 11(12), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0167971
Bone development and length relies on the growth plate formation, which is dependent on degradative enzymes such as MMPs. Indeed, deletion of specific members of this enzyme f...

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