Donald D Johnson

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Several different low molecular weight haptens were conjugated to BSA to produce immunogens useful for antibody development. The extent of BSA modification due to covalent attachment of hapten was estimated by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry. The average number of hapten incorporated to immunogen was determined from the(More)
The recently developed three-dimensional electron microscopic (EM) method of serial block-face scanning electron microscopy (SBEM) has rapidly established itself as a powerful imaging approach. Volume EM imaging with this scanning electron microscopy (SEM) method requires intense staining of biological specimens with heavy metals to allow sufficient(More)
A convergent total synthesis of (+)-deoxypyrrololine (Dpl, 4), a putative cross-link of bone collagen, is described starting from a commercially available L-glutamic acid derivative, (4S)-5-(tert-butoxy)-4-[(tert-butoxycarbonyl)amino]-5- oxopentanoic acid (16). Condensation of aldehyde (S)-(-)-17 with nitro compound (S)-(-)-27, both of which were prepared(More)
A series of chemiluminescent 17beta-estradiol probes were synthesized. Relative equilibrium dissociation constants (K(D)) for the interaction of an anti-E(2) Fab fragment for the probes in solution were evaluated using a single E(2)-analog biosensor surface on a BIAcore surface plasmon resonance instrument. The results show the antibody fragment binds all(More)
Chemiluminescent acridinium-9-carboxamide probes containing 1, 3, 9, and 27 phenylboronic acids were prepared and their chemiluminescent properties evaluated. The relative chemiluminescent signal from the probes varied from 4 to 0.83 x 10(19)counts/mol across the series, while the apparent affinity of the probes for the diabetes marker glycated hemoglobin(More)
Peptidyl prolyl cis/trans isomerase cyclophilin A (CypA) serves as a cellular receptor for the important immunosuppressant drug, cyclosporin A. In addition, CypA and its enzyme family have been found to play critical roles in a variety of biological processes, including protein trafficking, HIV and HCV infection/replication, and Ca(2+)-mediated(More)
A library of thyroxine analogs and tracers was prepared, and their solution binding affinities for an anti-T4 Fab fragment were determined using a single high-density L-T4 biosensor surface in a BIAcore surface plasmon resonance instrument. The high-density L-T4 analog biosensor was calibrated by determination of the initial binding rate was of known(More)
(+)-Deoxypyridinoline (Dpd, 2) is a cross-link of bone collagen, which is released and excreted in urine during process of bone resorption. It has been shown that this bone collagen degradation product, Dpd (2) is a useful marker for diagnosis of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. In this paper, the design and synthesis of two immunogens (3, 4)(More)
Fluid flow is observed when a volume of passivated Ag nanoparticles suspended in chloroform is mixed with a water/ethanol (v/v) mixture containing acidified 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid. Following mechanical agitation, Ag nanoparticles embedded in a film are driven from the organic-aqueous interface. A reddish-brown colored film, verified by transmission(More)
Two mouse anti-fluorescyl monoclonal antibodies (mAb), clones FL43.1 and FL55.3, were produced to the fluorescein hapten, which was conjugated to the carrier protein through the 4′ position of the xanthene ring. Association constants (K A) and thermodynamic parameters for both mAb were ascertained by monitoring the steady-state intrinsic and fluorescein(More)