|A New Approach to Increase Yields and Improve Functionality of Recombinant Proteins|
Antti Vasala, BioSilta Oy, Oulu, Finland
The ability to express and extract fully functional proteins in sufficient quantities from bacterial cultures is a prerequisite for many projects in which recombinant proteins are required for structural studies, functional characterization, as assay components or for other applications. However, low yield, poor solubility and lack of functionality are often associated with, what should be, a routine procedure.
|Over-representation of Proteins Identified as Disease Biomarkers and their Relation to Post-Mortem Events|
B. Orback, K. Kultima, M. Borén, M. Söderquist and K. Sköld
Tissue sampling is a major traumatic event that can have drastic effects within a very short timeframe at the molecular level resulting in loss of sample quality due to post sampling changes. It has recently been reported that the same proteins, regardless of
tissue origin or species, are often found expressed differentially in various disease states, bringing into question the significance of these proteins as biomarkers.
|Function of Protein Kinase C-1 in memory in Caenorhabditis elegans|
Neil Patel, Shivon Manchanda, Aarohi Shah, Melissa McSweeney, and Aryeh Routtenberg
To study long lasting olfactory memory in C. elegans, we conditioned the nematodes to form an association between the odorant benzaldehyde and starvation.
|Fast Liquid Differential Scanning Calorimetry (FLDSC)|
R. Splinter, A.W. van Herwaarden, A. Pfreundt, W.E. Svendsen, D. Istrate, W. van Eijk
Lysozyme experiments show that protein unfolding can be recorded at scan rates of up to 1000 °C/s, and for lysozyme concentrations of 1 % and probably even down to 0.1%.
|Digital Dispensing for Direct Dilution: New Flexibility in Dose-Response Analyses|
Jeff Nielsen, Ken Ward, Christie Dudenhoefer, David Ochs, Joshua Yu, and Kevin
In addition to the economic advantages of improving speed, precision, compound usage and waste, digital dispensing offers scientific advantages. This includes making the execution of complicated experiments easy and fast.
|Identification and Characterization of Strain Specific Drug Target by Subtractive Genome Analysis of Methicillin Resistance Staphylococcus aureus|
Kiran Saeed and Reaz Uddin
This study aimed to identify and characterize strain specific essential protein targets, which will eventually help in the identification of druggable proteins in two strains of MRSA by using different Bioinformatic tools and databases. We adopting a subtractive genome approach within the domain of Computational Biology.
|Automated Genomic DNA QC Ensures High Quality Data from Downstream Workflows|
Arunkumar Padmanaban, Ruediger Salowsky, Delphine Rabiller and Donna McDade Walker
The success of several genomics study depends primarily on the quality of starting material, which in most cases is the genomic DNA. The quality and quantity of the extracted genomic DNA affects the downstream applications like microarray studies, library constructions and gene expression studies.
|High-Throughput Analysis of DNA Samples using the D1K ScreenTape Assay and the Agilent 2200 TapeStation System|
Arunkumar Padmanaban, Ruediger Salowsky, Adam Inche
Recent advances in genomics demands to look at a wealth of genetic information in a short period of time. DNA analysis using slab gel electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis are widely being used as a QC step in next generation sequencing and microarray studies. However, often these techniques lack the speed and involve more manual steps to perform the assay.
|RNA Quality Control using the Agilent 2200 TapeStation System –Assessment of the RINe Quality Metric|
Arunkumar Padmanaban, Ruediger Salowsky, Charmian Cher
Here, we present a comparative study between the RINe quality score obtained from R6K ScreenTape and High Sensitivity R6K ScreenTape compared to the RIN quality metric obtained from the 2100 Bioanalyzer system.
|A Crystallographic-Based Fragment Screen Against Human BRD4 Bromodomain 1|
Hubbard P, Ritchie A, Hughes S, Lipkin M, Blackaby W & MacLeod A
Fragment-based drug discovery has now become firmly established as an important method in the lead discovery process, and is an integral component of drug discovery at BioFocus. Using a selection of compounds from our fragment collection, we have performed a crystallographic-based screen against human BRD4 bromodomain 1.
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