Elizabeth A M Lunt

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a treatable and preventable disease state, characterised by progressive airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. Although COPD is primarily a disease of the lungs there is now an appreciation that many of the manifestations of disease are outside the lung, leading to the notion that COPD is a systemic(More)
The molecular constitution of blood can be highly representative of the physiological state of an individual and offers an ideal target for studies of biomarkers. High-abundance plasma proteins, particularly albumin, dominate the plasma proteome, but it is the low-abundance proteins (such as cytokines) that are commonly associated with many(More)
We have investigated the absorption and emission spectrum of 5-hydroxyindole in the gas phase and in various solvents. 5-Hydroxyindole is the fluorophore of the non-natural amino acid 5-hydroxytryptophan, which has attracted recent interest as a novel intrinsic probe for protein structure, dynamics, and function. Gas-phase and implicit solvent calculations(More)
Components of the plasma proteome, particularly serum albumin, have been shown to compromise the accuracy of protein microarray technologies through non-specific binding interactions. Optimisation of array conditions is imperative to help address these problems. Here we demonstrate how modifications to array printing conditions and processing methodology(More)
The interaction of cytochrome C and a number of its components such as the apo protein, heme and a coordinated iron with gold nanospheres, has been investigated. The role of the heme group and its effect on the observed spectroscopic properties following binding of cytochrome C to the gold surface has been evaluated. Binding of the heme group directly to(More)
The study of protein interactions is an area of much interest, particularly towards obtaining more detailed information about biological processes. Current methods involve the use of complicated, specialised techniques which are beyond the scope of most laboratories. Here, we show how information about the binding of proteins to conjugated gold nanospheres(More)
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