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Dr. Naomi Hunter

Here we go (remember, the notion that this is in the cv shots is "A CONSPIRACY THEORY!" according to big pharma):

Functionalized graphene oxide serves as a novel vaccine nano-adjuvant for robust stimulation of cellular immunity†
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/NR/C5NR09208F


Graphene oxide touches blood: in vivo interactions of bio-coronated 2D materials

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https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2019/nh/c8nh00318a?page=search
QuoteReceived 21st September 2018 , Accepted 17th October 2018
First published on 17th October 2018

Abstract
Graphene oxide is the hot topic in biomedical and pharmaceutical research of the current decade. However, its complex interactions with human blood components complicate the transition from the promising in vitro results to clinical settings. Even though graphene oxide is made with the same atoms as our organs, tissues and cells, its bi-dimensional nature causes unique interactions with blood proteins and biological membranes and can lead to severe effects like thrombogenicity and immune cell activation. In this review, we will describe the journey of graphene oxide after injection into the bloodstream, from the initial interactions with plasma proteins to the formation of the "biomolecular corona", and biodistribution. We will consider the link between the chemical properties of graphene oxide (and its functionalized/reduced derivatives), protein binding and in vivo response. We will also summarize data on biodistribution and toxicity in view of the current knowledge of the influence of the biomolecular corona on these processes. Our aim is to shed light on the unsolved problems regarding the graphene oxide corona to build the groundwork for the future development of drug delivery technology.

Is this why they really named it the "Corona Virus"?
Posted on August 9, 2021 by State of the Nation
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Reduced Cytotoxicity of Graphene Nanosheets Mediated by Blood-Protein Coating
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/nn5066606
QuoteAbstract

The advent and pending wide use of nanoscale materials urges a biosafety assessment and safe design of nanomaterials that demonstrate applicability to human medicine. In biological microenvironment, biomolecules will bind onto nanoparticles forming corona and endow nanoparticles new biological identity. Since blood-circulatory system will most likely be the first interaction organ exposed to these nanomaterials, a deep understanding of the basic interaction mechanisms between serum proteins and foreign nanoparticles may help to better clarify the potential risks of nanomaterials and provide guidance on safe design of nanomaterials.

In this study, the adsorption of four high-abundance blood proteins onto the carbon-based nanomaterial graphene oxide (GO) and reduced GO (rGO) were investigated via experimental (AFM, florescence spectroscopy, SPR) and simulation-based (molecular dynamics) approaches. Among the proteins in question, we observe competitive binding to the GO surface that features a mélange of distinct packing modes. Our MD simulations reveal that the protein adsorption is mainly enthalpically driven through strong π–π stacking interactions between GO and aromatic protein residues, in addition to hydrophobic interactions.

Overall, these results were in line with previous findings related to adsorption of serum proteins onto single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), but GO exhibits a dramatic enhancement of adsorption capacity compared to this one-dimensional carbon form. Encouragingly, protein-coated GO resulted in a markedly less cytotoxicity than pristine and protein-coated SWCNTs, suggesting a useful role for this planar nanomaterial in biomedical applications.

Cytotoxicity of Graphene Oxide and Graphene in Human Erythrocytes and Skin Fibroblasts

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/am200428v
QuoteAbstract

Two-dimensional carbon-based nanomaterials, including graphene oxide and graphene, are potential candidates for biomedical applications such as sensors, cell labeling, bacterial inhibition, and drug delivery. Herein, we explore the biocompatibility of graphene-related materials with controlled physical and chemical properties. The size and extent of exfoliation of graphene oxide sheets was varied by sonication intensity and time.

Graphene sheets were obtained from graphene oxide by a simple (hydrazine-free) hydrothermal route. The particle size, morphology, exfoliation extent, oxygen content, and surface charge of graphene oxide and graphene were characterized by wide-angle powder X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, and zeta-potential. One method of toxicity assessment was based on measurement of the efflux of hemoglobin from suspended red blood cells. At the smallest size, graphene oxide showed the greatest hemolytic activity, whereas aggregated graphene sheets exhibited the lowest hemolytic activity.

Coating graphene oxide with chitosan nearly eliminated hemolytic activity. Together, these results demonstrate that particle size, particulate state, and oxygen content/surface charge of graphene have a strong impact on biological/toxicological responses to red blood cells. In addition, the cytotoxicity of graphene oxide and graphene sheets was investigated by measuring mitochondrial activity in adherent human skin fibroblasts using two assays. The methylthiazolyldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, a typical nanotoxicity assay, fails to predict the toxicity of graphene oxide and graphene toxicity because of the spontaneous reduction of MTT by graphene and graphene oxide, resulting in a false positive signal.

However, appropriate alternate assessments, using the water-soluble tetrazolium salt (WST-8), trypan blue exclusion, and reactive oxygen species assay reveal that the compacted graphene sheets are more damaging to mammalian fibroblasts than the less densely packed graphene oxide. Clearly, the toxicity of graphene and graphene oxide depends on the exposure environment (i.e., whether or not aggregation occurs) and mode of interaction with cells (i.e., suspension versus adherent cell types).

Graphene Oxide Induced Perturbation to Plasma Membrane and Cytoskeletal Meshwork Sensitize Cancer Cells to Chemotherapeutic Agents
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsnano.6b07311

Role of graphene as a vaccine ingredient
https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/role-of-graphene-as-a-vaccine-ingredient.40349/

NOW DO YOU GET WHY THESE BASTARDS ARE BEYOND HELL-BENT FOAMING AT THE MOUTH TO GET THIS SHIT INJECTED INTO EVERYONE?

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The wonders, Science marches on ...

https://www.go-graphene.com/pages/graphene-manufacturer
Graphite Oxide, the bulk material which disperses to yield Graphene Oxide, was first reported in 1859. While interest in graphene oxide was limited for many decades, the search for a scalable synthesis route to graphene led many to consider GO as a possible solution. The relationship between the two 2D materials allows graphene oxide to be reduced to a product very similar to graphene, known as reduced graphene oxide (rGO).

Reduced Graphene Oxide differs from pure graphene in that the structure is not perfect. The defects in the material lead to slightly different properties in rGO compared to graphene, making the material interesting in its own right.

 While not a perfect substitute, rGO is very similar to graphene and acts as a suitable replacement in many applications. The GOgraphene chemists are currently working on a safe and scalable route for the manufacture of reduced Graphene Oxide and will offer rGO in the future.

The increased research around Graphene Oxide has led to a multitude of other applications for this advanced material aside from use as a graphene precursor. The presence of the oxygen based functional groups in Graphene Oxide result in different properties to graphene.

GO is an insulating material which is highly hydrophilic. It is because of the high hydrophilicity of Graphene Oxide that it can form a stable dispersion in water; the polar oxygen groups allow water to intercalate between the layers, pushing them apart.

There are many thousands of academic papers on Graphene Oxide, with new research taking place across the globe. Applications include catalyst supports, enhanced mechanical properties of engineering polymers and many more.

William Blythe has a wealth of experience in controlling physical properties and offering consistently high purity products. While other manufacturers may see difficulty in producing a consistently high quality 2D material, GOgraphene sees an opportunity to build on our research and manufacturing strengths and help further global research in this exciting advanced material.

https://www.go-graphene.com/collections/graphene-oxide
Discover the GOgraphene range of high quality, affordable Graphene Oxide powders and dispersions available to order online today.

https://www.go-graphene.com/pages/graphene-oxide-information

What is graphene oxide?
Graphene oxide is a two dimensional material based on graphene. The general formula of graphene oxide is given by CxHyOz.
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raphene oxide's structure is based on a single sheet of carbon atoms bonded in a honeycomb framework. Carbon atoms across the surface of each side of the carbon sheet are bound to a variety of oxygen groups such as epoxy, alcohol and carboxylic acid groups.



I am looking to purchase significantly greater quantities than are offered on the GOgraphene website, is this possible?

Yes – GOgraphene is the online webshop for research quantities of graphene oxide manufactured by William Blythe Ltd. If you are interested in purchasing significantly larger volumes than those listed on the GOgraphene website please get in touch via the enquiry form and we will put you in touch with your local William Blythe Business Manager.

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Quote from: Dr. Naomi Hunter on Sep 02, 2021, 08:50:53 AMHere we go (remember, the notion that this is in the cv shots is "A CONSPIRACY THEORY!" according to big pharma):

Functionalized graphene oxide serves as a novel vaccine nano-adjuvant for robust stimulation of cellular immunity†
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/NR/C5NR09208F


Graphene oxide touches blood: in vivo interactions of bio-coronated 2D materials

PDF Download:  tinyurl.com/6u55b9y3

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2019/nh/c8nh00318a?page=search
Is this why they really named it the "Corona Virus"?
Posted on August 9, 2021 by State of the Nation
http://stateofthenation.co/?p=78387

Reduced Cytotoxicity of Graphene Nanosheets Mediated by Blood-Protein Coating
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/nn5066606
Cytotoxicity of Graphene Oxide and Graphene in Human Erythrocytes and Skin Fibroblasts

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/am200428v
Graphene Oxide Induced Perturbation to Plasma Membrane and Cytoskeletal Meshwork Sensitize Cancer Cells to Chemotherapeutic Agents
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsnano.6b07311

Role of graphene as a vaccine ingredient
https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/role-of-graphene-as-a-vaccine-ingredient.40349/

NOW DO YOU GET WHY THESE BASTARDS ARE BEYOND HELL-BENT FOAMING AT THE MOUTH TO GET THIS SHIT INJECTED INTO EVERYONE?

Great grab!
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT GENOCIDE AS THE NEW NORMAL EVER!!!