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Study of Non-Covalent Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions by Nanoelectrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Surface Plasmon ResonanceDownload
This thesis describes the application of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) techniques to identify and quantify antibody-antigen interactions in vitro. Also potential application of nanodiscs (ND) as membrane model in ESI-MS and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy has...
Several obstacles to widespread use of bacteriocins in food have been identified, including lack of specific, rapid quantitation methods, and little data on their efficacy in food systems. The first objective of this study was to develop a specific, rapid quantitation method for bacteriocins...
Background: NK cells are a key cellular component of antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR), but their role in ABMR has not been identified. We postulated that NK cells are stimulated through their CD16a antibody receptors by donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies in ABMR. There is currently no direct...
Islet transplantation has the potential to be an effective treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes. However, a shortage of human donor islets and the need for continuous immunosuppressive therapy currently limit this therapy to patients with brittle type 1 diabetes. Neonatal pigs may...
The development of rapid detection techniques to be applied at the point of use, has been gaining significant attention in the recent years. Rapid techniques are important and preferable methods in healthcare and environment sector due to the advantages they offer such as low-cost and reduced...
Bacillus thuringiensis isolates from the Philippines: habitat distribution, delta-endotoxin diversity, and toxicity to rice stem borers (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)Download
Abstract: Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner isolates were detected in 57% of 801 samples of rice grain dust, soil, rice field arthropods, and miscellaneous habitats (rice straw compost and mammal faeces) collected at 100 sites in the Philippines. The collection yielded 3950 isolates of B....
Carbohydrate–protein interactions play key roles in a range of biological processes. Noticeable advancements have been made in understanding the features associated with the recognition of pyranosides (six-membered ring sugars) by proteins. In contrast, similar detailed studies about the...
A novel mouse model of acute antibody-mediated transplant rejection shows simultaneous complement activating and anti-inflammatory effects of donor specific IgG antibodiesDownload
We developed a small animal model of pure antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) by utilizing fully major histocompatibility complex (MHC) mismatched kidney allografts in mice. By examining resultant ABMR pathology, we show that terminal complement products C5a and C5b-9 are crucial in establishing...