Justin Ritter

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A continuous microtiter plate nucleotidyltransferase substrate screening assay (NUSSA) is described which allows the identification of nucleotide sugar-synthesizing enzyme activities. The assay is accomplished by the determination of the common product of these enzymes PPi with a PPi-dependent phosphofructokinase. A subsequent enzyme reaction cascade leads(More)
The genes rfbK and rfbM from the rfb cluster (O-antigen biosynthesis) of Salmonella enterica, group B, encoding for the enzymes phosphomannomutase (EC 5.4.2.8) and GDP-alpha-D-mannose pyrophosphorylase (EC 2.7.7.13) were overexpressed in E.coli BL21 (DE3) with specific activities of 0.1 U/mg and 0.3-0.6 U/mg, respectively. Both enzymes were partially(More)
In Pixar's Ratatouille a lot of scenes take place inside the kitchen where reflective surfaces like counter tops, stoves, pots and pans abound. Furthermore, these surfaces were often burnished or covered with dents, scratches or other displacements, which meant that the reflections were soft and fuzzy. Physically accurate reflections are most often achieved(More)
Solid-phase microextraction (SPME), capillary column gas chromatography, and pattern recognition methods were used to develop a potential method for typing jet fuels so a spill sample in the environment can be traced to its source. The test data consisted of gas chromatograms from 180 neat jet fuel samples representing common aviation turbine fuels found in(More)
The water-soluble fraction of aviation jet fuels is examined using solid-phase extraction and solid-phase microextraction. Gas chromatographic profiles of solid-phase extracts and solid-phase microextracts of the water-soluble fraction of kerosene- and nonkerosene-based jet fuels reveal that each jet fuel possesses a unique profile. Pattern recognition(More)
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