Juraj Švitel

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There is concern that shear could cause protein unfolding or aggregation during commercial biopharmaceutical production. In this work we exposed two concentrated immunoglobulin-G1 (IgG1) monoclonal antibody (mAb, at >100 mg/mL) formulations to shear rates between 20,000 and 250,000 s(-1) for between 5 min and 30 ms using a parallel-plate and capillary(More)
Bioencapsulation involves the envelopment of tissues or biological active substances in semipermeable membranes. Bioencapsulation has been shown to be efficacious in mimicking the cell's natural environment and thereby improves the efficiency of production of different metabolites and therapeutic agents. The field of application is broad. It is being(More)
The review assesses current status and attempts to forecast trends in the development of lectin biorecognition technology. The progressive trend is characterized scientometrically and reflects the current transient situation, when standard low-throughput lectin-based techniques are being replaced by a novel microarray-based techniques offering(More)
Solid binding matrix (SBM) based composite transducers have been used for development of series of multibiosensor systems applicable in various fields. Here we present two hybrid three-channel multibiosensors for simultaneous amperometric operation in food quality control, i.e. glucose/fructose/ethanol multibiosensor, based on glucose oxidase/fructose(More)
Functionalized biosensing surfaces were developed for chemiluminescent immunoassay of pesticides. Two approaches to construct functionalized surfaces were tested: (i) pesticide is immobilized to the surface and interacts with a labeled antibody; (ii) antibody is immobilized and interacts with a labeled pesticide. As labels alkaline phosphatase and(More)
Optical biosensors represent the most common type of biosensor. Here we provide a brief classification, a description of underlying principles of operation and their bioanalytical applications. The main focus is placed on the most widely used optical biosensors which are surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-based biosensors including SPR imaging and localized(More)
Neoglycoconjugates were prepared from mannan isolated from yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and activated by periodate oxidation to create aldehyde groups. Various degrees of oxidation introduced 11-28 aldehyde groups per mannan molecule and simultaneously resulted in a molar mass decrease from 46 to 44.5-31 kDa. The activated mannans were subsequently(More)
Over the past two decades, orthogonal acceleration time-of-flight has been the de facto analyzer for solution and membrane-soluble protein native mass spectrometry (MS) studies; this however is gradually changing. Three MS instruments are compared, the Q-ToF, Orbitrap, and the FT-ICR, to analyze, under native instrument and buffer conditions, the(More)
A competitive immunoassay based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) for the detection of the pesticide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is reported. The novelty of the assay is based on the regeneration of the chip surface by the reversible interaction between monosaccharide (D-glucose) and lectin (Concanavalin A). Concanavalin A-2,4-D conjugate was(More)
Immobilized beer fermentation was studied using an industrial bottom-fermenting yeast strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The yeast cells were immobilized in 2.5% calcium alginate gel and used for brewing in a five-vessel cascade reactor. The fermentation was performed at 15 degrees C at various flow rates. A nonstructured mathematical model was developed to(More)