Arash Dodge

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Changes in the fine structure of flax (Linum usitatissimum) cotyledon leaf cells treated with the herbicide paraquat (1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridylium ion.) were investigated. After 6 h treatment under constant illumination, tonoplast breakdown was evident. This was followed by a rapid and progressive deterioration of cell contents including the disruption(More)
This article presents the first example of a microfluidic chip for heterogeneous bioassays using a locally immobilized biospecific layer and operated electrokinetically. The reaction chamber has picoliter dimensions and is integrated into a network of microchannels etched in glass. The high affinity of protein A (PA) for rabbit immunoglobulin G (rIgG) was(More)
A biotype of Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronq. (identical to Conyza linefolia in other publications) originating in Egypt is resistant to the herbicide 1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridinium ion (paraquat). Penetration of the cuticle by [(14)C]paraquat was greater in the resistant biotype than the susceptible (wild) biotype; therefore, resistance was not due to(More)
The subcellular distribution of ascorbate peroxidase and glutathione reductase (EC 1.6.4.2) in pea leaves was compared with that of organelle markers. Enzyme distribution was found to be similar to that of the chloroplast enzyme NADPH-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (EC 1.2.1.13). Isolated chloroplasts showed a close correlation between intactness(More)
There are only a few examples in which beads are employed for heterogeneous assays on microfluidic devices, because of the difficulties associated with packing and handling these in etched microstructures. This contribution describes a microfluidic device that allows the capture, preconcentration, and controlled manipulation of small beads (<6 microm) in(More)
This work describes the fabrication of thin microfluidic devices in Kapton (polyimide). These chips are well-suited to perform X-ray scattering experiments using intense microfocussed beams, as Kapton is both relatively resistant to the high intensities generated by a synchrotron, and almost transparent to X-rays. We show networks of microchannels obtained(More)
Rose Bengal was cytotoxic to the following bacteria at the concentrations given in parentheses (highest concentrations of dye in mol/l at which growth occurred on nutrient medium): Brochothrix thermosphacta and Deinococcus radiodurans (1 X 10(-6) or less); Streptococcus, Micrococcus, Staphylococcus, Bacillus, Arthrobacter and Kurthia spp. (1 X 10(-5)-1 X(More)
Latex agglutination tests are used for the diagnosis of diseases in man and animals. They are generally simple, cheap, and do not require sophisticated equipment, nor highly specialized skills. In this Technical Note, we put latex agglutination tests in a microfluidic format. The experiment is performed in PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane) microchannels, using(More)
Microfluidic devices are a promising new tool for studying and optimizing (bio)chemical reactions and analyses. Many (bio)chemical reactions require accurate temperature control, such as for example thermocycling for PCR. Here, a new integrated temperature control system for microfluidic devices is presented, using chemical and physical processes to locally(More)