|Efficacy of Gene Therapy in Restoring Vision in Leber's Congenital Amaurosis|
The research reviews current knowledge of the genetic causes of Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) and the development of a gene therapy intervention for LCA. The efficacy as well as the limitations of this form of treatment are evaluated in detail and recommendations are made for the future directions of gene therapy for Leber's congenital amaurosis.
|METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF METHYLMERCURY AND INORGANIC MERCURY IN SEAFOOD|
Sergio Carneado, Ariane V. Zmozinski, Carmen Ibáñez-Palomino, Àngels Sahuquillo, José Fermín López-Sánchez, Márcia M. da Silva
This work reports the method development for the simultaneous determination of methylmercury (MeHg+) and inorganic mercury (iHg) species in seafood. The study focused on the extraction and quantification of MeHg+ by liquid chromatography coupled to on-line UV irradiation and cold vapour atomic fluorescence spectroscopy (LC-UV-HG-AFS), using HCl 4 mol L-1 as extractant agent.
|Microextraction techniques combined with X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for determination of different metal ions in water|
Karina Kocot (a), Beata Zawisza (a), Eva Marguí (b), Ignasi Queralt (c), Rafal Sitko (a)
In present work new preconcentration procedures combining microextraction techniques and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy were developed. Proposed methodologies are promising tools for multielemental analysis enabling detection of natural pollutants in different water samples.
|Recent Technical Developments in the Standardized Separation and Measurement of Extracellular Vesicles|
Amy Phillips (1), Robert Vogel(2), and Murray F. Broom(1)
We present robust and practical solutions for the standardization of EV isolation and concentration measurement. EV concentration also needs to have a defined size range. With these solutions, significant improvement in the reproducibility and comparability of results between different researchers is possible.
|High Titre BacMam viruses improve transduction efficiency of mammalian cells|
Robert Possee, Elisabetta Locanto, Adam Chambers, Linda King
We present a method for producing high titre BacMam virus vectors for the efficient transduction of mammalian cells.
|Novel Approaches to High-throughput Measurements of Replicative Lifespan in Yeast by Microfluidic Size Sorting and Genetic Engineering|
Ilka Lewrenz, Stephanie Wälter, Jacqueline Franke
Development of a high-throughput screen utilizing a microfluidic device and a linearly growing yeast strain to simultaneously test the influence of various drugs on the replicative lifespan of yeast.
|Identification and Characterisation of Novel Positive Allosteric Modulators of the Galanin 2 Receptor|
An HTS against GalR2 was carried out to find novel PAMs to treat neuropathic pain.
|The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home: HTS Assay Development for Complex Multi-domain Protein Kinases|
Doris Hafenbrandl, Vanessa Nardese, Maria Cristina Sidoli, Valeria Wanke, Mariantonietta Rubino and Daniele Carettoni
This study strongly supports the possibility to overcome the major bottlenecks in the production of long kinase recombinant forms, in order to perform drug discovery programmes with proteins more closely preserving the structural and functional properties of the native enzymes.
|Enabling Epigenetics Studies from HTS to SAR : A Novel HTRF® Platform to Identify and Characterize Reader Domain Inhibitors|
T. Roux1, M. Badol1, N. Douayry1, L. Sergeant1, E.Trinquet1, F. Degorce1, S. Milhas2, S. Betzi2, C. Derviaux2, C. Eydoux3, J. Letienne2, A. Lugari2, Y. Collette2, J-C. Guillemot3 et X. Morelli2
Discover a novel HTRF platform to identify and characterize the vast variety of epigenetic binding domain.