Anja Marbach

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Most commonly used expression systems in bacteria are based on the Escherichia coli lac promoter. Furthermore, lac operon elements are used today in systems and synthetic biology. In the majority of the cases the gratuitous inducers IPTG or TMG are used. Here we report a systematic comparison of lac promoter induction by TMG and IPTG which focuses on the(More)
A method is described for phenotyping haptoglobin by horizontal electrophoresis on a small polyacrylamide gradient gel. This method employs the same apparatus used in the separation of many red cell enzyme phenotypes and thereby eliminates the necessity for specialized vertical electrophoresis equipment.
HLA-A and -B antigens were detected on fresh and dried peripheral blood lymphocytes by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Intact cells fixed to plates with glutaraldehyde were used as antigen and anti-HLA alloantisera as a source of antibodies. Determination of HLA antigens by the ELISA technique was comparable with the complement-dependent cytotoxicity(More)
Marine bdellovibrios show a specific requirement for K, Ca, and Mg. Potassium is essential for high velocity and seems to be necessary for attachment of the free bdellovibrios. Calcium and magnesium are necessary for attachment and penetration. Magnesium also plays a role in maintaining the integrity of the bdelloplast. The adaptation of these bdellovibrios(More)
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS), prior to pregnancy termination (pre-termination CVS), is suggested as a tool for forensic paternity testing. Unlike the abortion material, which consists of ruptured tissues of fetal and maternal origin, extra-embryonic membranes obtained through CVS can provide an uncontaminated source of fetal tissue for genotyping. We(More)