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- 5Department of Chemistry
- 4Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- 3Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science
- 1Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
- 1Department of Biochemistry
- 1Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
- 2Kurgan, Lukasz (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
- 1Ball, Ronald O. (Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science)
- 1Ballermann, Barbara (Medicine)
- 1Boekhoven, Job (Chemistry, Technical University of Munich)
- 1D. Jed Harrison (Chemistry)
- 1Dr. Jianping Wu, Department of Agricultural,Food and Nutritional Sciences
Proteins, which participate in virtually every process within cells, implement many of their functions through interactions with various ligands. Although a substantial effort in characterization and prediction of protein-ligand interactions was observed in the past two decades, these subjects...
This dissertation presents the preparation of functional bioinorganic hybrids from silicon-based quantum dots (SiQDs) and enzymes and the use of SiQDs and green fluorescent protein as ratiometric photoluminescent sensors for nerve agents. Chapter 2 discusses the preparation of water-soluble...
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are an emerging renewable and sustainable nanomaterial which has received increasing attention. They are abundant, nontoxic, biodegradable and chemically inert. CNCs have unique characteristics not met by traditional cellulose-derived materials, leading...
Simultaneous measurement of protein and energy metabolism and application to determine lysine requirements in sowsDownload
Simultaneous measurements of energy and protein metabolism can provide valuable information about their interactions. Dietary lysine is limiting in typical feedstuffs fed to swine and, therefore, limits protein synthesis. Current recommendations for dietary amino acid and energy intakes may not...
Structure and dynamics of biomolecules: probing muscle regulation, prion protein unfolding, and drug insertion into DNA by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopyDownload
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful approach to study the structure and dynamics of macromolecules in a close-to-native solution environment. In the present thesis I present my investigation of protein and nucleic acid structure and dynamics in a wide variety of biological...
Chloride intracellular channel (CLIC) proteins comprise six members CLIC1–CLIC6 in mammals and mediate functions not fully known. Their founding member was isolated from bovine kidney using the chloride channel inhibitor indanyloxyacetic acid-94, so CLICs were assumed to be typical anion...
The research presented in this work explores the application of microfluidics to the field of proteomics through the design of a multi-channel microfluidic platform and the investigation of individual components of the system. The design of this microfluidic device allows the integration of...