quartz

Summary

Summary: Quartz (SiO2). A glassy or crystalline form of silicon dioxide. Many colored varieties are semiprecious stones. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

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  1. Ko W, Jung N, Lee M, Yun M, Jeon S. Electronic nose based on multipatterns of ZnO nanorods on a quartz resonator with remote electrodes. ACS Nano. 2013;7:6685-90 pubmed publisher
    An electrodeless monolithic multichannel quartz crystal microbalance (MQCM) sensor was developed via the direct growth of ZnO nanorod patterns of various sizes onto an electrodeless quartz crystal plate...
  2. Xie L, Wu X, Li S, Wang H, Su J, Dong P. A z-axis quartz cross-fork micromachined gyroscope based on shear stress detection. Sensors (Basel). 2010;10:1573-88 pubmed publisher
    Here we propose a novel quartz micromachined gyroscope. The sensor has a simple cross-fork structure in the x-y plane of quartz crystal...
  3. Zhang S, Kent D, Elbert D, Shi Z, Davis J, Veblen D. Mineralogy, morphology, and textural relationships in coatings on quartz grains in sediments in a quartz-sand aquifer. J Contam Hydrol. 2011;124:57-67 pubmed publisher
    Mineralogical studies of coatings on quartz grains and bulk sediments from an aquifer on Western Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA were carried out using a variety of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques...
  4. Matko V. Next generation AT-cut quartz crystal sensing devices. Sensors (Basel). 2011;11:4474-82 pubmed publisher
    Generally, AT-cut quartz crystals have a limited scope of use when it comes to high-precision measurement of very small impedance changes due to their nonlinear frequency-temperature characteristics in the range between 0 °C and 50 °C...
  5. Müller L, Sinn S, Drechsel H, Ziegler C, Wendel H, Northoff H, et al. Investigation of prothrombin time in human whole-blood samples with a quartz crystal biosensor. Anal Chem. 2010;82:658-63 pubmed publisher
    ..a new method for measuring the coagulation time (prothrombin time, PT) of human whole-blood samples based on a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) biosensor is presented...
  6. Wang X, Ding B, Yu J, Wang M, Pan F. A highly sensitive humidity sensor based on a nanofibrous membrane coated quartz crystal microbalance. Nanotechnology. 2010;21:055502 pubmed publisher
    ..was fabricated by electrospinning deposition of nanofibrous polyelectrolyte membranes as sensitive coatings on a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM)...
  7. Oren E, Notman R, Kim I, Evans J, Walsh T, Samudrala R, et al. Probing the molecular mechanisms of quartz-binding peptides. Langmuir. 2010;26:11003-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The two strong and one weak quartz-binding peptides were chosen for the simulations at the quartz (100) surface under aqueous conditions...
  8. Kim J, Cho J, Park B, Lee W, Lee K, Oh M. Size-controllable quartz nanostructure for signal enhancement of DNA chip. Biosens Bioelectron. 2011;26:2085-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The height and spacing of the quartz nanostructure were regulated by successive O(2) and CF(4) reactive ion etching times...
  9. Lacap D, Warren Rhodes K, McKay C, Pointing S. Cyanobacteria and chloroflexi-dominated hypolithic colonization of quartz at the hyper-arid core of the Atacama Desert, Chile. Extremophiles. 2011;15:31-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Quartz stones are ubiquitous in deserts and are a substrate for hypoliths, microbial colonists of the underside of such stones...

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  1. Roursgaard M, Jensen K, Poulsen S, Jensen N, Poulsen L, Hammer M, et al. Acute and subchronic airway inflammation after intratracheal instillation of quartz and titanium dioxide agglomerates in mice. ScientificWorldJournal. 2011;11:801-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Evaluations were at 24 h (acute effects) and 3 months (subchronic effects) after instillations. Both types of quartz induced a dose-dependent acute increase of neutrophils, IL-6, and total protein in BALF...
  2. Kahnamouei M, Mohammadi N, Navimipour E, Shakerifar M. Push-out bond strength of quartz fibre posts to root canal dentin using total-etch and self-adhesive resin cements. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2012;17:e337-44 pubmed
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the push-out bond strengths of quartz fibre posts to root dentin with the use of different total-etch and self-adhesive resin cements.
  3. Cho N, Frank C, Kasemo B, Hook F. Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring of supported lipid bilayers on various substrates. Nat Protoc. 2010;5:1096-106 pubmed publisher
    ..The quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) has had a pivotal role in understanding SLB formation on ..
  4. Andersson L, Bryngelsson I, Ngo Y, Ohlson C, Westberg H. Exposure assessment and modeling of quartz in Swedish iron foundries for a nested case-control study on lung cancer. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2012;9:110-9 pubmed publisher
    Exposure assessment of quartz in Swedish iron foundries was performed based on historical and current measurement data...
  5. Gliganic L, Jacobs Z, Roberts R, Dominguez Rodrigo M, Mabulla A. New ages for Middle and Later Stone Age deposits at Mumba rockshelter, Tanzania: optically stimulated luminescence dating of quartz and feldspar grains. J Hum Evol. 2012;62:533-47 pubmed publisher
    ..stimulated luminescence (OSL) and infrared stimulated luminescence (IRSL) measurements on single grains of quartz and multi-grain aliquots of potassium (K) feldspar from the MSA and LSA deposits...
  6. Walters R, Jacobson K, Pedersen J, Murphy R. Elongation kinetics of polyglutamine peptide fibrils: a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation study. J Mol Biol. 2012;421:329-47 pubmed publisher
    ..onto a sensor, and their elongation by polyQ peptides of various length and conformation was examined using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D)...
  7. Wang Y, Kim J, Baek J, Miller G, Pennell K. Transport behavior of functionalized multi-wall carbon nanotubes in water-saturated quartz sand as a function of tube length. Water Res. 2012;46:4521-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken in concert, these experimental and modeling results demonstrate the potential importance of, and need to consider, particle straining and tube length distribution when describing MWCNT transport in water-saturated porous media...
  8. Feng L, Zhao K, Sun Y, Cui J, Cui F, Yang A. A multi-fork z-axis quartz micromachined gyroscope. Sensors (Basel). 2013;13:12482-96 pubmed publisher
    A novel multi-fork z-axis gyroscope is presented in this paper. Different from traditional quartz gyroscopes, the lateral electrodes of the sense beam can be arranged in simple patterns; as a result, the fabrication is simplified...
  9. Magnone M, Sturla L, Jacchetti E, Scarfi S, Bruzzone S, Usai C, et al. Autocrine abscisic acid plays a key role in quartz-induced macrophage activation. FASEB J. 2012;26:1261-71 pubmed publisher
    Inhalation of quartz induces silicosis, a lung disease where alveolar macrophages release inflammatory mediators, including prostaglandin-E(2) (PGE(2)) and tumor necrosis factor ? (TNF-?)...
  10. Baldissara P, Ozcan M, Melilli D, Valandro L. Effect of cyclic loading on fracture strength and microleakage of a quartz fiber dowel with different adhesive, cement and resin core material combinations. Minerva Stomatol. 2010;59:407-14 pubmed
    This study evaluated the performance of different adhesive-cement-core combinations coupled with quartz fiber dowels after cyclic loading and fracture strength tests and assessed the microleakage using dye penetration method.
  11. Norberg O, Deng L, Aastrup T, Yan M, Ramström O. Photo-click immobilization on quartz crystal microbalance sensors for selective carbohydrate-protein interaction analyses. Anal Chem. 2011;83:1000-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The functionalized surfaces were evaluated in real-time studies of protein-carbohydrate interactions using a quartz crystal microbalance flow-through system with a series of different carbohydrate-binding proteins (lectins)...
  12. Uehara H, Diring S, Furukawa S, Kalay Z, Tsotsalas M, Nakahama M, et al. Porous coordination polymer hybrid device with quartz oscillator: effect of crystal size on sorption kinetics. J Am Chem Soc. 2011;133:11932-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Hybridization of these PCP thin films with an environment-controlled quartz crystal microbalance system allowed determining the adsorption properties for organic vapors (methanol and hexane)...
  13. Ogi H, Nagai H, Fukunishi Y, Yanagida T, Hirao M, Nishiyama M. Multichannel wireless-electrodeless quartz-crystal microbalance immunosensor. Anal Chem. 2010;82:3957-62 pubmed publisher
    We develop the wireless-electrodeless multichannel quartz-crystal microbalance (QCM) biosensor using quartz plates of slightly different thicknesses...
  14. Wong F, Lacap D, Lau M, Aitchison J, Cowan D, Pointing S. Hypolithic microbial community of quartz pavement in the high-altitude tundra of central Tibet. Microb Ecol. 2010;60:730-9 pubmed publisher
    The hypolithic microbial community associated with quartz pavement at a high-altitude tundra location in central Tibet is described. A small-scale ecological survey indicated that 36% of quartz rocks were colonized...
  15. Oom A, Poggi M, Wikström J, Sukumar M. Surface interactions of monoclonal antibodies characterized by quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation: impact of hydrophobicity and protein self-interactions. J Pharm Sci. 2012;101:519-29 pubmed publisher
    ..mAb1 and mAb2), with widely different hydrophobicity and self-association behavior in solution, was examined by quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring to understand how adsorption and protein self-interactions near ..
  16. Kim D, Seol J, Wu Y, Ji S, Kim G, Hyung J, et al. A quartz nanopillar hemocytometer for high-yield separation and counting of CD4(+) T lymphocytes. Nanoscale. 2012;4:2500-7 pubmed publisher
    We report the development of a novel quartz nanopillar (QNP) array cell separation system capable of selectively capturing and isolating a single cell population including primary CD4(+) T lymphocytes from the whole pool of splenocytes...
  17. Xiao J, Dunham S, Liu P, Zhang Y, Kocabas C, Moh L, et al. Alignment controlled growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on quartz substrates. Nano Lett. 2009;9:4311-9 pubmed publisher
    ..arrays with the necessary levels of perfection, as demonstrated by the formation of devices and full systems on quartz. This paper examines advanced implementations of this process on crystalline quartz substrates with different ..
  18. Abudalo R, Ryan J, Harvey R, Metge D, Landkamer L. Influence of organic matter on the transport of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in a ferric oxyhydroxide-coated quartz sand saturated porous medium. Water Res. 2010;44:1104-13 pubmed publisher
    ..The increase in dissolved organic matter concentration from 0 to 20mg L(-1) resulted in a two-fold decrease in the collision efficiency...
  19. Nie E, Chen X, Zhang C, Qi L, Huang Y. Influence of masticatory fatigue on the fracture resistance of the pulpless teeth restored with quartz-fiber post-core and crown. Int J Oral Sci. 2012;4:218-20 pubmed publisher
    ..whether masticatory fatigue affects the fracture resistance and pattern of lower premolars restored with quartz-fiber post-core and full crown, 44 single rooted lower premolars recently extracted from orthodontic patients were ..
  20. Wang Y, Ding P, Hu R, Zhang J, Ma X, Luo Z, et al. A dibutyl phthalate sensor based on a nanofiber polyaniline coated quartz crystal monitor. Sensors (Basel). 2013;13:3765-75 pubmed publisher
    ..In this work polyaniline nanofibers were deposited on the electrode of a quartz crystal oscillator to form a Quartz Crystal Microbalance gas sensor...
  21. Pohlkötter A, Köhring M, Willer U, Schade W. Detection of molecular oxygen at low concentrations using quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy. Sensors (Basel). 2010;10:8466-77 pubmed publisher
    ..The system consists of a seed laser diode, a tapered amplifier and a quartz tuning fork based spectrophone, thus employing quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy (QEPAS)...
  22. Kulunk S, Kulunk T, Yenisey M. Effects of different surface pre-treatments on the bond strength of adhesive resin cement to quartz fiber post. Acta Odontol Scand. 2012;70:547-54 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of mechanical and chemical surface treatment methods on the bond strength of resin cement to fiber post...
  23. Ellinger Ziegelbauer H, Pauluhn J. Pulmonary toxicity of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (Baytubes) relative to alpha-quartz following a single 6h inhalation exposure of rats and a 3 months post-exposure period. Toxicology. 2009;266:16-29 pubmed publisher
    ..53% to 0.12% Co) were compared at 11 mg/m(3). Rats similarly exposed to air and alpha-quartz (248 mg/m(3)) served as negative and positive controls, respectively...
  24. Gualda G, Pamukcu A, Ghiorso M, Anderson A, Sutton S, Rivers M. Timescales of quartz crystallization and the longevity of the Bishop giant magma body. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e37492 pubmed publisher
    ..we present four lines of evidence to constrain the timescales of crystallization of the Bishop magma body: (1) quartz residence times based on diffusional relaxation of Ti profiles, (2) quartz residence times based on the kinetics ..
  25. Alf M, Hatton T, Gleason K. Insights into thin, thermally responsive polymer layers through quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation. Langmuir. 2011;27:10691-8 pubmed publisher
    ..divinyl ether) [p(NIPAAm-co-DEGDVE)], ?H(vH) was determined to be 810 ± 30 kJ mol-cooperative unit(-1) using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D)...
  26. Möhner M, Kersten N, Gellissen J. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and longitudinal changes in pulmonary function due to occupational exposure to respirable quartz. Occup Environ Med. 2013;70:9-14 pubmed publisher
    The present study sought to examine the long-term effects of exposure to respirable quartz on pulmonary function with particular focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  27. Manicardi C, Versiani M, Saquy P, Pecora J, de Sousa Neto M. Influence of filling materials on the bonding interface of thin-walled roots reinforced with resin and quartz fiber posts. J Endod. 2011;37:531-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different sealers on the bonding interface of weakened roots reinforced with resin and fiber posts...
  28. Tuantranont A, Wisitsora At A, Sritongkham P, Jaruwongrungsee K. A review of monolithic multichannel quartz crystal microbalance: a review. Anal Chim Acta. 2011;687:114-28 pubmed publisher
    Monolithic multichannel quartz crystal microbalance (MQCM) is an emerging technology for advanced sensing and measurement applications. In this report, a comprehensive review of MQCM technology is presented...
  29. Ghiazza M, Scherbart A, Fenoglio I, Grendene F, Turci F, Martra G, et al. Surface iron inhibits quartz-induced cytotoxic and inflammatory responses in alveolar macrophages. Chem Res Toxicol. 2011;24:99-110 pubmed publisher
    The mechanism of enhancement/inhibition of quartz toxicity induced by iron is still unclear. Here the amount of iron on a fibrogenic quartz (Qz) was increased by wet impregnation (Fe(NO(3))(3) 0.67 and 6.7 wt %)...
  30. Tian F, Zhu T, Shang Y. Intracellular influx of calcium induced by quartz particles in alveolar macrophages. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2010;242:173-81 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Quartz particle has been found to increase [Ca2+]i and activate the generation of ROS...
  31. van Berlo D, Wessels A, Boots A, Wilhelmi V, Scherbart A, Gerloff K, et al. Neutrophil-derived ROS contribute to oxidative DNA damage induction by quartz particles. Free Radic Biol Med. 2010;49:1685-93 pubmed publisher
    The carcinogenicity of respirable quartz is considered to be driven by reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in association with chronic inflammation...
  32. van Berlo D, Knaapen A, van Schooten F, Schins R, Albrecht C. NF-kappaB dependent and independent mechanisms of quartz-induced proinflammatory activation of lung epithelial cells. Part Fibre Toxicol. 2010;7:13 pubmed publisher
    ..In the current study, a combined in vivo and in vitro approach has been employed to investigate the mechanisms of quartz-induced proinflammatory activation of lung epithelial cells...
  33. Roursgaard M, Poulsen S, Poulsen L, Hammer M, Jensen K, Utsunomiya S, et al. Time-response relationship of nano and micro particle induced lung inflammation. Quartz as reference compound. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2010;29:915-33 pubmed publisher
    ..to investigate the kinetics of biomarkers related to acute and sub-chronic particle-induced lung inflammation of quartz. Mice were intratracheal instilled with 50 µg of microsized or nanosized quartz...
  34. Hunter A. Application of the quartz crystal microbalance to nanomedicine. J Biomed Nanotechnol. 2009;5:669-75 pubmed
    The quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) is a highly sensitive instrument which determines the nature of binding interactions in real time within a label free environment...
  35. Liu K, Yi H, Kosterev A, Chen W, Dong L, Wang L, et al. Trace gas detection based on off-beam quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy: optimization and performance evaluation. Rev Sci Instrum. 2010;81:103103 pubmed publisher
    A gas sensor based on off-beam quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy was developed and optimized...
  36. Guerrette J, Zhang B. Scan-rate-dependent current rectification of cone-shaped silica nanopores in quartz nanopipettes. J Am Chem Soc. 2010;132:17088-91 pubmed publisher
    Here we report the voltammetric behavior of cone-shaped silica nanopores in quartz nanopipettes in aqueous solutions as a function of the scan rate, v...
  37. Aşçi Y, Nurbaş M, Sağ Açikel Y. Investigation of sorption/desorption equilibria of heavy metal ions on/from quartz using rhamnolipid biosurfactant. J Environ Manage. 2010;91:724-31 pubmed publisher
    In the present study, the sorption characteristics of Cd(II) and Zn(II) ions on quartz, a representative soil-component, and the desorption of these metal ions from quartz using rhamnolipid biosurfactant were investigated...
  38. Li D, Feng Y, Zhou L, Ye Z, Wang J, Ying Y, et al. Label-free capacitive immunosensor based on quartz crystal Au electrode for rapid and sensitive detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7. Anal Chim Acta. 2011;687:89-96 pubmed publisher
    A label-free capacitive immunosensor based on quartz crystal Au electrode was developed for rapid and sensitive detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7. The immunosensor was fabricated by immobilizing affinity-purified anti-E...
  39. Bergdahl I, Jonsson H, Eriksson K, Damber L, Jarvholm B. Lung cancer and exposure to quartz and diesel exhaust in Swedish iron ore miners with concurrent exposure to radon. Occup Environ Med. 2010;67:513-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Studies of underground miners have documented an increased risk of lung cancer mainly linked to radon exposure but possibly influenced by other concurrent exposures...
  40. Ferreira G, da Silva A, Tomé B. Acoustic wave biosensors: physical models and biological applications of quartz crystal microbalance. Trends Biotechnol. 2009;27:689-97 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) devices, the most widespread acoustic resonators, allow the study of viscoelastic ..
  41. Hu M, Goicochea J, Michel B, Poulikakos D. Water nanoconfinement induced thermal enhancement at hydrophilic quartz interfaces. Nano Lett. 2010;10:279-85 pubmed publisher
    We report the effect of water nanoconfinement on the thermal transport properties of two neighbor hydrophilic quartz interfaces...
  42. Lee T, Lee E, Kim S, Chisholm W, Kashon M, Harper M. Quartz measurement in coal dust with high-flow rate samplers: laboratory study. Ann Occup Hyg. 2012;56:413-25 pubmed publisher
    A laboratory study was performed to measure quartz in coal dust using high-flow rate samplers (CIP10-R, GK2...
  43. Pomorska A, Shchukin D, Hammond R, Cooper M, Grundmeier G, Johannsmann D. Positive frequency shifts observed upon adsorbing micron-sized solid objects to a quartz crystal microbalance from the liquid phase. Anal Chem. 2010;82:2237-42 pubmed publisher
    ..specifically binding derivatized colloidal particles and physisorbing nonderivatized particles to the surface of a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), we have observed positive shifts of frequency, Deltaf, in contrast to the negative ..
  44. Palaniappan A, Goh W, Tey J, Wijaya I, Moochhala S, Liedberg B, et al. Aligned carbon nanotubes on quartz substrate for liquid gated biosensing. Biosens Bioelectron. 2010;25:1989-93 pubmed publisher
    A facile and high performance biosensing platform using aligned carbon nanotubes on quartz substrate is reported in this communication...
  45. Mannelli I, Minunni M, Tombelli S, Mascini M. Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) affinity biosensor for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) detection. Biosens Bioelectron. 2003;18:129-40 pubmed
    ..Single stranded DNA (ssDNA) probes were immobilised on the sensor surface of a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) device and the hybridisation between the immobilised probe and the target complementary ..
  46. Baumgartner S, Wolf M, Skrabal P, Bangerter F, Heusser P, Thurneysen A, et al. High-field 1H T(1) and T(2) NMR relaxation time measurements of H2O in homeopathic preparations of quartz, sulfur, and copper sulfate. Naturwissenschaften. 2009;96:1079-89 pubmed publisher
    ..Homeopathic preparations of quartz (10c-30c, n = 21, corresponding to iterative dilutions of 100(-10)-100(-30)), sulfur (13x-30x, n = 18, 10(-13)-10(-..
  47. Guo H, Stüben D, Berner Z. Arsenic removal from water using natural iron mineral-quartz sand columns. Sci Total Environ. 2007;377:142-51 pubmed
    The study has investigated the feasibility of using siderite-coated quartz sand and/or hematite-coated quartz sand columns for removing As from water...
  48. Warheit D, Webb T, Colvin V, Reed K, Sayes C. Pulmonary bioassay studies with nanoscale and fine-quartz particles in rats: toxicity is not dependent upon particle size but on surface characteristics. Toxicol Sci. 2007;95:270-80 pubmed
    ..of the study were (1) to compare the toxicity of synthetic 50 nm nanoquartz I particles versus (mined) Min-U-Sil quartz ( approximately 500 nm); the toxicity of synthetic 12 nm nanoquartz II particles versus (mined) Min-U-Sil ( ..
  49. Perdigao J, Gomes G, Lee I. The effect of silane on the bond strengths of fiber posts. Dent Mater. 2006;22:752-8 pubmed
    ..All posts bonded to root dentin at the same magnitude. Bonding is more predictable at the most coronal level of the root. ..
  50. Albrecht C, Knaapen A, Becker A, Höhr D, Haberzettl P, Van Schooten F, et al. The crucial role of particle surface reactivity in respirable quartz-induced reactive oxygen/nitrogen species formation and APE/Ref-1 induction in rat lung. Respir Res. 2005;6:129 pubmed
    Persistent inflammation and associated excessive oxidative stress have been crucially implicated in quartz-induced pulmonary diseases, including fibrosis and cancer...
  51. Takahashi S, Matsuno H, Furusawa H, Okahata Y. Kinetic analyses of divalent cation-dependent EcoRV digestions on a DNA-immobilized quartz crystal microbalance. Anal Biochem. 2007;361:210-7 pubmed
    Enzymatic digestion with a type IIP restriction endonuclease EcoRV was investigated on a DNA-immobilized 27-MHz quartz crystal microbalance (QCM)...
  52. Giovine M, Pozzolini M, Fenoglio I, Scarfi S, Ghiazza M, Benatti U, et al. Crystalline silica incubated in ascorbic acid acquires a higher cytotoxic potential. Toxicol Ind Health. 2002;18:249-55 pubmed
    b>Quartz incubated in an aqueous solution of ascorbic acid is partially dissolved and the potential to generate hydroxyl radicals from hydrogen peroxide is enhanced...
  53. Davoren M, Herzog E, Casey A, Cottineau B, Chambers G, Byrne H, et al. In vitro toxicity evaluation of single walled carbon nanotubes on human A549 lung cells. Toxicol In Vitro. 2007;21:438-48 pubmed
  54. Klabunovskii E. Can enantiomorphic crystals like quartz play a role in the origin of homochirality on earth?. Astrobiology. 2001;1:127-31 pubmed
    ..The discovery of asymmetric adsorption and asymmetric catalysis involving optically active quartz crystals has led some authors to conclude that this source of asymmetry played an important role as a source of ..
  55. Scarfi S, Benatti U, Pozzolini M, Clavarino E, Ferraris C, Magnone M, et al. Ascorbic acid-pretreated quartz enhances cyclo-oxygenase-2 expression in RAW 264.7 murine macrophages. FEBS J. 2007;274:60-73 pubmed
    Exposure to quartz particles induces a pathological process named silicosis. Alveolar macrophages initiate the disease through their activation, which is the origin of the later dysfunctions...
  56. Ale Agha N, Albrecht C, Klotz L. Loss of gap junctional intercellular communication in rat lung epithelial cells exposed to quartz particles. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009;390:44-7 pubmed publisher
    Chronic inhalation of quartz particles has been implicated in lung diseases including silicosis and cancer...
  57. Li H, van Berlo D, Shi T, Speit G, Knaapen A, Borm P, et al. Curcumin protects against cytotoxic and inflammatory effects of quartz particles but causes oxidative DNA damage in a rat lung epithelial cell line. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2008;227:115-24 pubmed
    Chronic inhalation of high concentrations of respirable quartz particles has been implicated in various lung diseases including lung fibrosis and cancer...
  58. Cho N, Wang G, Edvardsson M, Glenn J, Hook F, Frank C. Alpha-helical peptide-induced vesicle rupture revealing new insight into the vesicle fusion process as monitored in situ by quartz crystal microbalance-dissipation and reflectometry. Anal Chem. 2009;81:4752-61 pubmed publisher
    We have used simultaneous quartz crystal microbalance-dissipation (QCM-D) monitoring and four-detector optical reflectometry to monitor in situ the structural transformation of intact vesicles to a lipid bilayer on a gold surface...
  59. Kiyokawa M, Sakuma T, Hatano N, Mizota A, Tanaka M. Advantages of using newly developed quartz contact lens with slit illumination from operating microscope. Int Ophthalmol. 2009;29:169-71 pubmed
    The purpose of this article is to report the characteristics and advantages of using a newly designed quartz contact lens with slit illumination from an operating microscope for intraocular surgery. The new contact lens is made of quartz...
  60. Cockburn J, Bamford J, Grimes J, Bamford D, Stuart D. Crystallization of the membrane-containing bacteriophage PRD1 in quartz capillaries by vapour diffusion. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2003;59:538-40 pubmed
    Crystals of bacteriophage PRD1, a virus containing an internal lipid bilayer, have been grown in thin-walled quartz capillary tubes by vapour diffusion as a means of eliminating mechanical handling of the crystals during data collection...
  61. Haberzettl P, Schins R, Höhr D, Wilhelmi V, Borm P, Albrecht C. Impact of the FcgammaII-receptor on quartz uptake and inflammatory response by alveolar macrophages. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2008;294:L1137-48 pubmed publisher
    ..Inhibition of different classic phagocytosis receptors by flow cytometry shows a reduction of the dose-dependent quartz particle (DQ12) uptake in the rat AM cell line NR8383...