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The quantification and analysis of protein adsorption on solid surfaces are of significant importance in many areas of biosensors, biomaterials, and biomedical devices research. The accurate, in situ, measurement of multiple physicochemical properties from the thin protein layers which adsorb on surfaces is critical to understanding biocompatibility,(More)
There have been many applications of fluorescence methods for the analysis of crude petroleum oils down through the years. However, none of these studies has yielded a robust qualitative or quantitative method for quantifying the chemical composition, or assessing the maturity of crude oils. Simple fluorescence parameters such as lifetime, intensity, and(More)
We report a novel fluorescence-lifetime-based pH sensing method that utilizes acridine incorporated into Nafion (AcNaf) as the fluorescent indicator. The AcNaf sensor is excited using a 380 nm light emitting diode (LED) and the fluorescence lifetimes are measured at 450 and 500 nm. The fluorescence behavior of acridine as a function of pH in aqueous(More)
In eubacteria, trigger factor (TF) is the first chaperone to interact with newly synthesized polypeptides and assist their folding as they emerge from the ribosome. We report the first characterization of a TF from a psychrophilic organism. TF from Psychrobacter frigidicola (TF(Pf)) was cloned, produced in Escherichia coli, and purified. Strikingly,(More)
The use of Raman spectroscopy coupled with chemometrics for the rapid identification, characterization, and quality assessment of complex cell culture media components used for industrial mammalian cell culture was investigated. Raman spectroscopy offers significant advantages for the analysis of complex, aqueous-based materials used in biotechnology(More)
The denaturation of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) by a chaotropic agent, guanidinium hydrochloride (GuH+Cl-) was studied by fluorescence lifetime analysis. The BSA was labelled with 1-anilino-8-naphthalene sulfonate (ANS) at two different molar ratios (1:1) and (1:10). The non-exponential fluorescence kinetics of the BSA-ANS complex at different stages of(More)
Cell culture media used in industrial mammalian cell culture are complex aqueous solutions that are inherently difficult to analyze comprehensively. The analysis of media quality and variance is of utmost importance in efficient manufacturing. We are exploring the use of rapid "holistic" analytical methods that can be used for routine screening of cell(More)
The application of fluorescence excitation-emission matrix (EEM) spectroscopy to the quantitative analysis of complex, aqueous solutions of cell culture media components was investigated. These components, yeastolate, phytone, recombinant human insulin, eRDF basal medium, and four different chemically defined (CD) media, are used for the formulation of(More)
The classification of high dimensional data, such as images, gene-expression data and spectral data, poses an interesting challenge to machine learning , as the presence of high numbers of redundant or highly correlated attributes can seriously degrade classification accuracy. This paper investigates the use of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to reduce(More)
Determination of binding parameters such as the number of ligands and the respective binding constants require a considerable number of experiments to be performed. These involve accurate determination of either free and/or bound ligand concentration irrespective of the measurement technique applied. Then, an appropriate theoretical model is used to fit the(More)