Boris Fikhte

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BACKGROUND A truly noninvasive glucose-sensing device could revolutionalize diabetes treatment by leading to improved compliance with recommended glucose levels, thus reducing the long-term complications and cost of diabetes. Herein, we present the technology and evaluate the efficacy of a truly noninvasive device for continuous blood glucose monitoring,(More)
E. coli cells were immobilized in polyacrylamide cryogel by three ways: (1) introduction of cells in the reaction mixture followed by cryopolymerization; (2) the filling of the cryogel pores followed by cell fixation with diluted glutaric dialdehyde (GDA), and (3) the filling of the macropores of the polymeric matrix with modified surface. The(More)
A distinction between the chemical composition of ultrastructurally modified regions and the rest of the cell wall (‘canals’) of the yeast Schwanniomyces occidentalis was shown by cytochemical staining of cell wall polysaccharides. The formation of ‘canals’ was induced by cultivation of yeasts on hydrocarbons and was parallelled by the enhancement of(More)
The elasticity modulus of Escherichia coli cell walls was found to change in the course of growth of the culture. It decreased in the middle of the exponential phase, apparently as a result of intensification of biosynthetic and related to them transport processes at this period. If the cells were treated with EDTA, their elasticity modulus was lower, by an(More)
The resistance to freezing-thawing was studied with Cryptococcus laurentii cultivated at a near-zero plus temperatures in a minimal or a rich medium. At the transition into the stationary phase, the resistance of the cells to freezing increased 20 times in the culture grown in the minimal medium and 8 times in the culture grown in the rich medium. Free(More)
The effect of the bacteriolytic preparation "Lysoamidase" on Staphylococcus aureus 299 P was studied. The maximum activity of the preparation was observed at pH 8.0 ionic strength 0.01-0.02 M and 50-60 degrees of the incubation medium. The electron microscopic examination revealed that "Lysoamidase" hydrolyzed the cell wall in one or several points with the(More)
The localization of lipase in the cells of Candida paralipolytica was studied for the first time by the techniques of electron cytochemistry and immunocytochemistry. Lipase is formed at the outer surface of the cytoplasmic membrane and often is confined to its invaginations. The reaction products were detected in individual parts of the periplasmic space,(More)