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The aim of this work is to study the adsorption-desorption process of bovine serum albumin (BSA) on carbon nanotubes (CNT) by reflectometry. The effect of the surface properties was analyzed by comparing the behavior of BSA on silica. The experiments were performed by reflectometry at different BSA concentrations, at pH 3.0, 4.8, and 7.0 and at two ionic(More)
The separation and detection of underivatized carbohydrates, amino acids, and sulfur-containing antibiotics in an electrophoretic microchip with pulsed amperometric detection (PAD) is described. This report also describes the development of a new chip configuration for microchip electrophoresis with PAD. The configuration consists of a layer of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the visual outcome after direct laser photocoagulation of the worm in patients with early-stage diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN). METHODS We report on four patients with DUSN diagnosed in its early stage, in whom the worm was identified and destroyed by laser photocoagulation. RESULTS In all the four cases,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To evaluate the visual outcome following direct laser photocoagulation of the worm in patients with late-stage diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study reports on 22 DUSN patients diagnosed in its late stage, in whom the worm was identified and subsequently destroyed by laser(More)
Over the last years, there has been an explosion in the number of developments and applications of CE and microchip-CE. In part, this growth has been the direct consequence of recent developments in instrumentation associated with CE. This review, which is focused on the contributions published in the last 5 years, is intended to complement the articles(More)
Choroidal neovascularization is a very rare complication in intermediate uveitis. A 27-year-old female patient diagnosed with intermediate uveitis two years ago. She presented with 20/200 visual acuity, snowballs, snowbanks, and macular cystoid edema in the right eye observed by fluorescein and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Photocoagulation was(More)
We have investigated the interaction of d-amino acid oxidase (DAAO) with single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT) by spectroscopic ellipsometry. Dynamic adsorption experiments were performed at different experimental conditions. In addition, the activity of the enzyme adsorbed at different conditions was studied. Our results indicate that DAAO can be adsorbed(More)
Separation and detection of native anhydrous carbohydrates derived from the combustion of biomass using an electrophoretic microchip with pulsed amperometric detection (PAD) is described. Levoglucosan represents the largest single component of the water extractable organics in smoke particles and can be used to trace forest fires or discriminate urban air(More)
In the present report, the use of negatively charged surfactants as modifiers of the background electrolyte is reported using poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microchips. In particular, the use of anionic surfactants, such as sodium dodecyl sulfate, phosphatidic acid, and deoxycholate, was studied. When surfactants were present in the run buffer, an increase(More)
This paper examines affinity chromatography (AC) as an alternative tool for the determination of protein-ligand interactions for the particular case in which the ligand is the same protein. The methodology is less labor-intensive and more sample-efficient than traditional methods used to measure the second virial coefficient (B(22)), a parameter commonly(More)