Brian E Lang

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The thermodynamics of 5'-ATGCTGATGC-3' binding to its complementary DNA and RNA strands was determined in sodium phosphate buffer under varying conditions of temperature and salt concentration from isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). The Gibbs free energy change, DeltaG degrees of the DNA hybridization reactions increased by about 6 kJ mol(-1) from 20(More)
A suite of three green tea-containing Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) has been issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): SRM 3254 Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaves, SRM 3255 Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, and SRM 3256 Green Tea-Containing Solid Oral Dosage Form. The materials are characterized for catechins,(More)
The thermodynamics of the stacking to unstacking transitions of 24 single-stranded DNA sequences (ssDNA), 10-12 bases in length, in sodium phosphate buffer were determined from 10 to 95 degrees C, using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). An additional 22 ssDNA sequences did not exhibit an S<=>U transition in this temperature range. The transition(More)
Several techniques were evaluated for the establishment of reliable water/moisture content of single-wall carbon nanotubes. Karl Fischer titration (KF) provides a direct measure of the water content and was used for benchmarking against results obtained by conventional oven drying, desiccation over anhydrous magnesium perchlorate as well as by(More)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has developed a Standard Reference Material (SRM) to support technology development in metabolomics research. SRM 1950 Metabolites in Human Plasma is intended to have metabolite concentrations that are representative of those found in(More)
Given the critical role of pure, organic compound primary reference standards used to characterize and certify chemical Certified Reference Materials (CRMs), it is essential that associated mass purity assessments be fit-for-purpose, represented by an appropriate uncertainty interval, and metrologically sound. The mass fraction purities (% g/g) of(More)
We have used differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) to determine the unfolding properties of commercial products of human serum albumin (HSA) prepared from pooled human blood, transgenic yeast, and transgenic rice. The initial melting temperatures (Tm1 ) for the unfolding transitions of the HSA products varied from 62°C to 75°C. We characterized the(More)
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and differential scanning fluorimetry (DSF) were used to measure the transition temperatures of four proteins: RNase A, invertase, rituximab, and the NISTmAb (NIST Reference Material, RM 8671). The proteins were combined with several different fluorescent dyes for the DSF measurements. This study compares the results(More)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements and the Vitamin D Standardization Program, has recently issued a new serum-matrix Standard Reference Material (SRM): 2973 Vitamin D Metabolites in Frozen Human Serum (High Level). SRM 2973 was designed to provide a(More)
Microcalorimetry, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) have been used to conduct a thermodynamic investigation of the hydrolysis reactions {1-naphthyl acetate(aq) + H(2)O(l) = 1-naphthol(aq) + acetate(aq)}, {4-nitrophenyl acetate(aq) + H(2)O(l) = 4-nitrophenol(aq) + acetate(aq)}, and(More)