|Protein Microarrays for Characterisation of the Bacillus anthracis ‘infectome’|
Stephen Kidd, Karen Kempsell, Rebecca Ingram, Pierre Watteau, Daniel Altmann, Michael Elmore, Sue Charlton, Bassam Hallis and Richard Vipond
These studies provide an interesting insight into the transcriptome of virulent B. anthracis in a host infection environment.
|Monitoring Protein Synthesis in Living Cells With Fluorescent Labeled tRNA FRET Pairs|
Zeev Smilansky, Sima Barhoom, Ian Farrel, Dvir Dahary, Andrew Leask, Peter Vanderklish, Marcelo Ehrlich, Barry S. Cooperman and Orna Elroy-Stein
We transfect cells with tRNAs labeled as FRET donors and acceptors. A FRET signal is generated only when a donor labeled tRNA and an acceptor-labeled tRNA come in close contact (< 7 nM), as they do on the ribosome during the elongation cycle. The intensity of the FRET signal correlates with the number of ribosomes engaged in protein synthesis, providing a real-time, live-cell assay for measuring rates of protein synthesis.
|Determination and Comparison of Specifics of Nucleus Pulposus Cells of Human Intervertebral Disc in Alginate and Chitosan– Gelatin Scaffolds|
Masoud Ghorbani, Hamid Bahramian Renani , Batool Hashemibeni Beni, Zeinab Karimi
In this work we studied specefices of NP cells obtained from nucleus pulposus by collagenase enzymatic hydrolysis obtained from patients undergoing open surgery.
|Improved Ligation Specificity with Chemically Modified Ligation Components|
Sabrina Shore, Alexandre Lebedev, Elena Hidalgo Ashrafi, Gerald Zon, Natasha Paul, Richard Hogrefe
Ligases are gaining utility in molecular biology applications, such as nucleotide sequence detection, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection, protein detection and “next generation” sequencing by ligation.
|Metal Polymers, A Glue to Immobilise Proteins Onto Synthetic Surfaces|
Abernethy N, Chung E, Fontanelle BT, Gao Y, Jennins D, Koudijs MM, Lim D, Yang L, Ling T, Vukovic P, Wong A, Maeji, NJ
The main objective of this work was to develop a surface chemistry which maintains protein function and orientation per unit surface area, regardless of the surface used.
|Identification of Novel BACE-1 Inhibitors through an Advanced Structure-Based Virtual Screening Protocol|
Puneet Kacker, Angela De Simone, Matteo Masetti, Giovanni Bottegoni, Vincenza Andrisano, Andrea Cavalli
This study assesses the influence of different ligand chemotypes on the protonation state of the catalytic dyad.
|Antigen Determination in Autoimmune Hepatitis Type1|
Naveen L Gupta, S Nayak, S Shakeyavar
Objectives of this project were to exploit the database in indian setting to determine nuclear antigens as target for antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in patients of autoimmune hapatitis (AIH) type1.
|SpectraMax® Microplate Readers: A complete solution for Transcreener® assays|
Cathleen Salono, Caroline Cardonnel, Kasia Proctor and Cathy Olsen
Transcreener® ADP2 Assays are homogenous assays with fluorescent readouts that enable the detection and screening of established drug targets including protein and lipid kinases, as well as emerging targets such as carbohydrate kinases, triphosphatases, heat shock proteins and other ATPases.
|Identification of novel autoantigensin patients with liver autoimmune diseases by Protein MicroArray|
C. Zingaretti1, M. Arigò1, A. Cardaci1, A. Sinisi1, L. Muratori3, P. Colombatto4, F. Bonino2, P. Invernizzi5, , A.L. Zignego6 MC. Crosti1, M. Moro1, J. Geginat1, Pagani M.1, R. De Francesco1, S. Abrignani1. & M. Bombaci1
The characterization of autoimmune disease-specific biomarkers are of primary importance for the development of diagnostic tools and the comprehension of pathogenetic mechanisms leading to autoimmunity. To this aim a protein microarray was employed to analyze serum samples from patients with autoimmune hepatitis (e.g. AIH & PBC) and of healthy as controls. A panel of autoantigens able to discriminate among the groups of patients was identified for potential use as biomarkers.