Robert A Latour

TitleEndowed Chair
InstitutionClemson University
DepartmentDepartment of Bioengineering
Address301 Rhodes Hall
Clemson, South Carolina 29634
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    1. Latour RA. Fundamental Principles of the Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Protein Adsorption to Material Surfaces. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2020 Jul; 191:110992. PMID: 32268265.
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    2. Braune S, Latour RA, Reinthaler M, Landmesser U, Lendlein A, Jung F. In Vitro Thrombogenicity Testing of Biomaterials. Adv Healthc Mater. 2019 11; 8(21):e1900527. PMID: 31612646.
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    3. Brash JL, Horbett TA, Latour RA, Tengvall P. The blood compatibility challenge. Part 2: Protein adsorption phenomena governing blood reactivity. Acta Biomater. 2019 08; 94:11-24. PMID: 31226477.
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    4. Sotiri I, Robichaud M, Lee D, Braune S, Gorbet M, Ratner BD, Brash JL, Latour RA, Reviakine I. BloodSurf 2017: News from the blood-biomaterial frontier. Acta Biomater. 2019 03 15; 87:55-60. PMID: 30660001.
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    5. Fears KP, Kolel-Veetil MK, Barlow DE, Bernstein N, So CR, Wahl KJ, Li X, Kulp JL, Latour RA, Clark TD. High-performance nanomaterials formed by rigid yet extensible cyclic ß-peptide polymers. Nat Commun. 2018 10 05; 9(1):4090. PMID: 30291243.
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    6. Li X, Jia J, Mei Y, Latour RA. Molecular modeling to predict peptide accessibility for peptide-functionalized hydrogels. Biointerphases. 2017 Aug 18; 12(3):031008. PMID: 28821213.
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    7. Braune S, Latour RA, Lendlein A, Jung F. Comment on: "Hemocompatibility of Superhemophobic Titania Surfaces". Adv Healthc Mater. 2017 09; 6(17). PMID: 28692207.
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    8. Abramyan TM, Hyde-Volpe DL, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. Application of advanced sampling and analysis methods to predict the structure of adsorbed protein on a material surface. Biointerphases. 2017 05 17; 12(2):02D409. PMID: 28514864.
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    9. Reviakine I, Jung F, Braune S, Brash JL, Latour R, Gorbet M, van Oeveren W. Stirred, shaken, or stagnant: What goes on at the blood-biomaterial interface. Blood Rev. 2017 01; 31(1):11-21. PMID: 27478147.
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    10. Li X, Murthy NS, Becker ML, Latour RA. Multiscale approach for the construction of equilibrated all-atom models of a poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogel. Biointerphases. 2016 Jun 24; 11(2):021002. PMID: 27013229.
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    11. Abramyan TM, Snyder JA, Thyparambil AA, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. Cluster analysis of molecular simulation trajectories for systems where both conformation and orientation of the sampled states are important. J Comput Chem. 2016 08 05; 37(21):1973-82. PMID: 27292100.
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    12. Thyparambil AA, Wei Y, Latour RA. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Surfactants and Denaturants to Elute and Denature Adsorbed Protein on Different Surface Chemistries. Langmuir. 2015 Nov 03; 31(43):11814-24. PMID: 26449787.
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    13. Li X, Snyder JA, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. TIGER2 with solvent energy averaging (TIGER2A): An accelerated sampling method for large molecular systems with explicit representation of solvent. J Chem Phys. 2015 Oct 14; 143(14):144105. PMID: 26472361.
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    14. Abramyan TM, Snyder JA, Yancey JA, Thyparambil AA, Wei Y, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. Parameterization of an interfacial force field for accurate representation of peptide adsorption free energy on high-density polyethylene. Biointerphases. 2015 Jun 27; 10(2):021002. PMID: 25818122.
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    15. Thyparambil AA, Wei Y, Latour RA. Experimental characterization of adsorbed protein orientation, conformation, and bioactivity. Biointerphases. 2015 Mar 30; 10(1):019002. PMID: 25708632.
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    16. Gutowski SM, Shoemaker JT, Templeman KL, Wei Y, Latour RA, Bellamkonda RV, LaPlaca MC, García AJ. Protease-degradable PEG-maleimide coating with on-demand release of IL-1Ra to improve tissue response to neural electrodes. Biomaterials. 2015 Mar; 44:55-70. PMID: 25617126.
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    17. Wei Y, Thyparambil AA, Wu Y, Latour RA. Adsorption-induced changes in ribonuclease A structure and enzymatic activity on solid surfaces. Langmuir. 2014 Dec 16; 30(49):14849-58. PMID: 25420087.
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    18. Wei Y, Thyparambil AA, Latour RA. Protein helical structure determination using CD spectroscopy for solutions with strong background absorbance from 190 to 230nm. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014 Dec; 1844(12):2331-7. PMID: 25308773.
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    19. Latour RA. Perspectives on the simulation of protein-surface interactions using empirical force field methods. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2014 Dec 01; 124:25-37. PMID: 25028242.
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    20. Latour RA. The Langmuir isotherm: a commonly applied but misleading approach for the analysis of protein adsorption behavior. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2015 Mar; 103(3):949-58. PMID: 24853075.
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    21. Thyparambil AA, Wei Y, Wu Y, Latour RA. Determination of orientation and adsorption-induced changes in the tertiary structure of proteins on material surfaces by chemical modification and peptide mapping. Acta Biomater. 2014 Jun; 10(6):2404-14. PMID: 24486912.
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    22. Wei Y, Thyparambil AA, Latour RA. Quantification of the influence of protein-protein interactions on adsorbed protein structure and bioactivity. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2013 Oct 01; 110:363-71. PMID: 23751416.
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    23. Wei Y, Thyparambil AA, Latour RA. Peptide-surface adsorption free energy comparing solution conditions ranging from low to medium salt concentrations. Chemphyschem. 2012 Dec 07; 13(17):3782-5. PMID: 23042700.
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    24. Snyder JA, Abramyan T, Yancey JA, Thyparambil AA, Wei Y, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. Development of a tuned interfacial force field parameter set for the simulation of protein adsorption to silica glass. Biointerphases. 2012 Dec; 7(1-4):56. PMID: 22941539.
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    25. Li X, Murthy NS, Latour RA. The Structure of Hydrated Poly (D, L - Lactic Acid) Studied With X-Ray Diffraction and Molecular Simulation Methods. Macromolecules. 2012 Jun 12; 45(11):4896-4906. PMID: 22707795.
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    26. Biswas PK, Vellore NA, Yancey JA, Kucukkal TG, Collier G, Brooks BR, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. Simulation of multiphase systems utilizing independent force fields to control intraphase and interphase behavior. J Comput Chem. 2012 Jun 15; 33(16):1458-66. PMID: 22488548.
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    27. Thyparambil AA, Wei Y, Latour RA. Determination of peptide-surface adsorption free energy for material surfaces not conducive to SPR or QCM using AFM. Langmuir. 2012 Apr 03; 28(13):5687-94. PMID: 22397583.
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    28. Collier G, Vellore NA, Yancey JA, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. Comparison between empirical protein force fields for the simulation of the adsorption behavior of structured LK peptides on functionalized surfaces. Biointerphases. 2012 Dec; 7(1-4):24. PMID: 22589067.
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    29. Sivaraman B, Latour RA. Time-dependent conformational changes in adsorbed albumin and its effect on platelet adhesion. Langmuir. 2012 Feb 07; 28(5):2745-52. PMID: 22191731.
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    30. Li X, Murthy S, Latour RA. The Construction and Validation of All-Atom Bulk-Phase Models of Amorphous Polymers Using the TIGER2/TIGER3 Empirical Sampling Method. Macromolecules. 2011 Jul 12; 44(13):5452-5464. PMID: 21769156.
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    31. Sivaraman B, Latour RA. Delineating the roles of the GPIIb/IIIa and GP-Ib-IX-V platelet receptors in mediating platelet adhesion to adsorbed fibrinogen and albumin. Biomaterials. 2011 Aug; 32(23):5365-70. PMID: 21529934.
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    32. Wei Y, Latour RA. Correlation between desorption force measured by atomic force microscopy and adsorption free energy measured by surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy for peptide-surface interactions. Langmuir. 2010 Dec 21; 26(24):18852-61. PMID: 21073182.
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    33. Li X, Latour RA. The temperature intervals with global exchange of replicas empirical accelerated sampling method: parameter sensitivity and extension to a complex molecular system. J Comput Chem. 2011 Apr 30; 32(6):1091-100. PMID: 20949510.
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    34. Yancey JA, Vellore NA, Collier G, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. Development of molecular simulation methods to accurately represent protein-surface interactions: The effect of pressure and its determination for a system with constrained atoms. Biointerphases. 2010 Sep; 5(3):85-95. PMID: 21171722.
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    35. Vellore NA, Yancey JA, Collier G, Latour RA, Stuart SJ. Assessment of the transferability of a protein force field for the simulation of peptide-surface interactions. Langmuir. 2010 May 18; 26(10):7396-404. PMID: 20222735.
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    36. Apte JS, Collier G, Latour RA, Gamble LJ, Castner DG. XPS and ToF-SIMS investigation of alpha-helical and beta-strand peptide adsorption onto SAMs. Langmuir. 2010 Mar 02; 26(5):3423-32. PMID: 19891457.
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    37. Fears KP, Latour RA. Assessing the influence of adsorbed-state conformation on the bioactivity of adsorbed enzyme layers. Langmuir. 2009 Dec 15; 25(24):13926-33. PMID: 19499935.
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    38. Collier G, Vellore NA, Latour RA, Stuart SJ. Development of molecular simulation methods to accurately represent protein-surface interactions: Method assessment for the calculation of electrostatic effects. Biointerphases. 2009 Dec; 4(4):57-64. PMID: 20408725.
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    39. Sivaraman B, Latour RA. The adherence of platelets to adsorbed albumin by receptor-mediated recognition of binding sites exposed by adsorption-induced unfolding. Biomaterials. 2010 Feb; 31(6):1036-44. PMID: 19864017.
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    40. Sivaraman B, Latour RA. The relationship between platelet adhesion on surfaces and the structure versus the amount of adsorbed fibrinogen. Biomaterials. 2010 Feb; 31(5):832-9. PMID: 19850334.
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    41. Fears KP, Sivaraman B, Powell GL, Wu Y, Latour RA. Probing the conformation and orientation of adsorbed enzymes using side-chain modification. Langmuir. 2009 Aug 18; 25(16):9319-27. PMID: 19610641.
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    42. Li X, Latour RA. A systematic procedure to build a relaxed dense-phase atomistic representation of a complex amorphous polymer using a coarse-grained modeling approach. Polymer (Guildf). 2009 Jul 31; 50(16):4139-4149. PMID: 20161121.
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    43. Wei Y, Latour RA. Benchmark experimental data set and assessment of adsorption free energy for peptide-surface interactions. Langmuir. 2009 May 19; 25(10):5637-46. PMID: 19432493.
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    44. Li X, Latour RA, Stuart SJ. TIGER2: an improved algorithm for temperature intervals with global exchange of replicas. J Chem Phys. 2009 May 07; 130(17):174106. PMID: 19425768.
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    45. Raynor JE, Petrie TA, Fears KP, Latour RA, García AJ, Collard DM. Saccharide polymer brushes to control protein and cell adhesion to titanium. Biomacromolecules. 2009 Apr 13; 10(4):748-55. PMID: 19271753.
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    46. Sivaraman B, Fears KP, Latour RA. Investigation of the effects of surface chemistry and solution concentration on the conformation of adsorbed proteins using an improved circular dichroism method. Langmuir. 2009 Mar 03; 25(5):3050-6. PMID: 19437712.
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    47. O'Brien CP, Stuart SJ, Bruce DA, Latour RA. Modeling of peptide adsorption interactions with a poly(lactic acid) surface. Langmuir. 2008 Dec 16; 24(24):14115-24. PMID: 19360943.
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    48. Latour RA. Molecular simulation of protein-surface interactions: benefits, problems, solutions, and future directions. Biointerphases. 2008 Sep; 3(3):FC2-12. PMID: 19809597.
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    49. Wei Y, Latour RA. Determination of the adsorption free energy for peptide-surface interactions by SPR spectroscopy. Langmuir. 2008 Jun 01; 24(13):6721-9. PMID: 18507411.
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    50. Fears KP, Creager SE, Latour RA. Determination of the surface pK of carboxylic- and amine-terminated alkanethiols using surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy. Langmuir. 2008 Feb 05; 24(3):837-43. PMID: 18181651.
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    51. Wang F, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. Calculation of adsorption free energy for solute-surface interactions using biased replica-exchange molecular dynamics. Biointerphases. 2008; 3(1):9-18. PMID: 19768127.
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    52. Li X, O'Brien CP, Collier G, Vellore NA, Wang F, Latour RA, Bruce DA, Stuart SJ. An improved replica-exchange sampling method: temperature intervals with global energy reassignment. J Chem Phys. 2007 Oct 28; 127(16):164116. PMID: 17979328.
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    53. Sun Y, Dominy BN, Latour RA. Comparison of solvation-effect methods for the simulation of peptide interactions with a hydrophobic surface. J Comput Chem. 2007 Aug; 28(11):1883-92. PMID: 17405115.
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    54. Sun Y, Latour RA. Comparison of implicit solvent models for the simulation of protein-surface interactions. J Comput Chem. 2006 Dec; 27(16):1908-22. PMID: 17019723.
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    55. Latour RA. Thermodynamic perspectives on the molecular mechanisms providing protein adsorption resistance that include protein-surface interactions. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2006 Sep 15; 78(4):843-54. PMID: 16832826.
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    56. Sousa A, Sengonul M, Latour R, Kohn J, Libera M. Selective protein adsorption on a phase-separated solvent-cast polymer blend. Langmuir. 2006 Jul 04; 22(14):6286-92. PMID: 16800688.
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    57. Sun Y, Welsh WJ, Latour RA. Prediction of the orientations of adsorbed protein using an empirical energy function with implicit solvation. Langmuir. 2005 Jun 07; 21(12):5616-26. PMID: 15924498.
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    58. Hylton DM, Shalaby SW, Latour RA. Direct correlation between adsorption-induced changes in protein structure and platelet adhesion. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2005 Jun 01; 73(3):349-58. PMID: 15834930.
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    59. Raut VP, Agashe MA, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. Molecular dynamics simulations of peptide-surface interactions. Langmuir. 2005 Feb 15; 21(4):1629-39. PMID: 15697318.
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    60. Agashe M, Raut V, Stuart SJ, Latour RA. Molecular simulation to characterize the adsorption behavior of a fibrinogen gamma-chain fragment. Langmuir. 2005 Feb 01; 21(3):1103-17. PMID: 15667197.
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    61. Qu L, Luo PG, Taylor S, Lin Y, Huang W, Anyadike N, Tzeng TR, Stutzenberger F, Latour RA, Sun YP. Visualizing adhesion-induced agglutination of Escherichia coli with mannosylated nanoparticles. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2005 Feb; 5(2):319-22. PMID: 15853155.
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    62. Wilson K, Stuart SJ, Garcia A, Latour RA. A molecular modeling study of the effect of surface chemistry on the adsorption of a fibronectin fragment spanning the 7-10th type III repeats. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2004 Jun 15; 69(4):686-98. PMID: 15162411.
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    63. Taylor S, Qu L, Kitaygorodskiy A, Teske J, Latour RA, Sun YP. Synthesis and characterization of peptide-functionalized polymeric nanoparticles. Biomacromolecules. 2004 Jan-Feb; 5(1):245-8. PMID: 14715033.
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    64. Li C, Granger C, Del Schutte H, Biggers SB, Kennedy JM, Latour RA. Failure analysis of composite femoral components for hip arthroplasty. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2003 Mar-Apr; 40(2):131-45. PMID: 15077639.
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    65. Basalyga DM, Latour RA. Theoretical analysis of adsorption thermodynamics for charged peptide residues on SAM surfaces of varying functionality. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2003 Jan 01; 64(1):120-30. PMID: 12483704.
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    66. Latour RA, Hench LL. A theoretical analysis of the thermodynamic contributions for the adsorption of individual protein residues on functionalized surfaces. Biomaterials. 2002 Dec; 23(23):4633-48. PMID: 12322985.
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    67. Li C, Granger C, Del Schutte H, Biggers SB, Kennedy JM, Latour RA. Progressive failure analysis of laminated composite femoral prostheses for total hip arthroplasty. Biomaterials. 2002 Nov; 23(21):4249-62. PMID: 12194528.
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    68. Latour RA, Rini CJ. Theoretical analysis of adsorption thermodynamics for hydrophobic peptide residues on SAM surfaces of varying functionality. J Biomed Mater Res. 2002 Jun 15; 60(4):564-77. PMID: 11948515.
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    69. Kim N, El-Kattan AF, Asbill CS, Kennette RJ, Sowell JW, Latour R, Michniak BB. Evaluation of derivatives of 3-(2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine)hexahydro-1H-azepine-2-one as dermal penetration enhancers: side chain length variation and molecular modeling. J Control Release. 2001 Jun 15; 73(2-3):183-96. PMID: 11516496.
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    70. Srinivasan S, de Andrade JR, Biggers SB, Latour RA. Structural response and relative strength of a laminated composite hip prosthesis: effects of functional activity. Biomaterials. 2000 Oct; 21(19):1929-40. PMID: 10941914.
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    71. Latour RA, Brattain MA. Femoral strain profiles under simulated 3-D muscle and joint loads for heel strike, midstance, and toe off. Crit Rev Biomed Eng. 2000; 28(1-2):109-13. PMID: 10999373.
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    72. Latour RA, Trembley SD, Tian Y, Lickfield GC, Wheeler AP. Determination of apparent thermodynamic parameters for adsorption of a midchain peptidyl residue onto a glass surface. J Biomed Mater Res. 2000 Jan; 49(1):58-65. PMID: 10559747.
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    73. Rinehart JD, Taylor TD, Tian Y, Latour RA. Real-time dissolution measurement of sized and unsized calcium phosphate glass fibers. J Biomed Mater Res. 1999; 48(6):833-40. PMID: 10556848.
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    74. An YH, Friedman RJ, Powers DL, Draughn RA, Latour RA. Fixation of osteotomies using bioabsorbable screws in the canine femur. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1998 Oct; (355):300-11. PMID: 9917616.
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    75. Deng M, Latour RA, Ogale AA, Shalaby SW. Study of creep behavior of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene systems. J Biomed Mater Res. 1998 May; 40(2):214-23. PMID: 9549616.
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    76. West JK, Latour R, Hench LL. Molecular modeling study of adsorption of poly-L-lysine onto silica glass. J Biomed Mater Res. 1997 Dec 15; 37(4):585-91. PMID: 9407308.
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    77. Zhang G, Latour RA, Kennedy JM, Del Schutte H, Friedman RJ. Long-term compressive property durability of carbon fibre-reinforced polyetheretherketone composite in physiological saline. Biomaterials. 1996 Apr; 17(8):781-9. PMID: 8730962.
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    78. Latour RA. Future materials for foot surgery. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 1995 Jul; 12(3):519-44. PMID: 7553538.
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    79. Rowland SA, Shalaby SW, Latour RA, von Recum AF. Effectiveness of cleaning surgical implants: quantitative analysis of contaminant removal. J Appl Biomater. 1995; 6(1):1-7. PMID: 7703533.
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    80. Meyer MR, Friedman RJ, Del Schutte H, Latour RA. Long-term durability of the interface in FRP composites after exposure to simulated physiologic saline environments. J Biomed Mater Res. 1994 Oct; 28(10):1221-31. PMID: 7829551.
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    81. Latour RA, Black J. Development of FRP composite structural biomaterials: fatigue strength of the fiber/matrix interfacial bond in simulated in vivo environments. J Biomed Mater Res. 1993 Oct; 27(10):1281-91. PMID: 8245042.
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    82. Latour RA, Black J. Development of FRP composite structural biomaterials: ultimate strength of the fiber/matrix interfacial bond in in vivo simulated environments. J Biomed Mater Res. 1992 May; 26(5):593-606. PMID: 1512281.
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