Josephine Lay Peng

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BACKGROUND Grass pollen allergens are known to be present in the atmosphere in a range of particle sizes from whole pollen grains (approx. 20 to 55 microns in diameter) to smaller size fractions < 2.5 microns (fine particles, PM25). These latter particles are within the respirable range and include allergen-containing starch granules released from within(More)
An insulinoma cell line, NIT-1, transfected with glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) was established, namely NIT-GRP78, and used to study the immunosuppressive and protective ability of GRP78. In extended cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) killing assay, NIT-1-primed lymphocytes were more cytotoxic in killing beta cells than NIT-GRP78-primed lymphocytes. Severe(More)
A new frog skin peptide, ranamargarin depicted as H-Asp-Asp-Ala-Ser-Asp-Arg-Ala-Lys-Lys-Phe-Tyr-Gly-Leu-Met-NH2' was synthesized by the conventional method. Comparisons of chemical and biological properties of both the synthetic and natural ranamargarins indicated that they were identical, so the chemical structure of ranamargarin was confirmed. Preliminary(More)
product development and involve a battery of tests to determine the physical, chemical, mechanical and biological characteristics of a substance. A comprehensive library of this pertinent information provides a valuable resource in the subsequent optimization and processing steps which in turn, ensures product quality. However, the extensive volume of(More)
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