Jaldco U. Eskola

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We describe an immunofluorometric assay for human pancreatic phospholipase A2 based on time-resolved fluorescence. The labeled antibody technique in combination with the time-resolved 1-s fluorometric detection of the europium label, which essentially eliminates all background fluorescence, resulted in a high sensitivity (20 ng/L) and a wide (5000-fold)(More)
We measured concentrations of free thyroxin (FT4) in serum by using two new two-step FT4 assays--a solid-phase two-step radioimmunoassay. Spectria, and a time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay. Delfia--and compared the results with those by a two-step FT4 assay (RIA-gnost), a one-step FT4 analog assay (Amerlex-M), and FT4 measured after equilibrium dialysis. The(More)
We purified human pancreatic phospholipase A2 from postmortem pancreatic tissue by elution of the semi-purified enzyme on CM-Sephadex C-25 with a linear NaCl gradient at pH 6.0. The enzyme appeared as a single polypeptide chain with an isoelectric point of 9.2 +/- 0.1. The relative molecular mass of the enzyme was estimated to be 15 800 +/- 1000 by sodium(More)
Immunoassays based on europium labels and time-resolved fluorescence as the detection method, have been developed. The specific activity of the label is several orders of magnitude higher than that of radioactive labels. Consequently, the technique provides great potential, especially in the determination of analytes which require high sensitivity. Both(More)
A monoclonal antibody, designated 2E1, against human pancreatic phospholipase A2 was produced by hybridization of myeloma cells with spleen cells of immunized BALB/c mice. The hybridomas were screened for antibody production by time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TR-FIA). The antibody was found to belong to subclass I of murine IgG. The specificity of the(More)
Immunoreactive phospholipase A2 (EC was measured by a new sensitive time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay in the serum of 58 healthy subjects and 103 patients with acute pancreatitis. Patients with acute pancreatitis were grouped according to the etiology and clinical severity of the disease. The mean phospholipase A2 concentration in the reference(More)
More than 95% of the patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) carry translocations between protooncogene abl of chromosome 9 and bcr gene of chromosome 22, resulting in the Philadelphia chromosome (Ph1). After allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) it is important to detect possible residual malignant cells in CML patients. A new sensitive(More)
BACKGROUND The extraction of RNA from leukocytes for reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) is time-consuming and contributes to variation in analysis of the Philadelphia (Ph1) chromosome of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) by RT-PCR. To detect residual CML after bone marrow transplantation, mRNA from at least 10(5) leukocytes should be analyzed, but the(More)
Clara-cell secretory protein (CCSP), produced primarily by Clara cells in the conducting airways, is the most abundant soluble protein in pulmonary lavage fluid. CCSP is thought to be an immunosuppressive or anti-inflammatory protein with protective functions in the respiratory tract against exaggerated inflammatory reactions. CCSP was measured in 98(More)
We developed a new time-resolved immunofluorometric assay (TR-IFMA) using two monoclonal antibodies for the total renin measurement in human plasma and follicular fluid. No conversion of prorenin to renin was needed because the assay detected both renin and prorenin. The detection limit of the assay was 10 ng/L and the linear range was 10-25,000 ng/L.(More)