Kiebel S Phillips

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Human SP-B is synthesized by the alveolar Type II epithelial cell as a 381 amino acid preproprotein. The 79 residue mature SP-B peptide is extremely hydrophobic and flanked by propeptides of 200 and 102 amino acids at its NH2- and COOH-termini, respectively. The purpose of this study was to identify peptide domains of the SP-B proprotein necessary for(More)
Chemical analysis of single cells requires methods for quickly and quantitatively detecting a diverse array of analytes from extremely small volumes (femtoliters to nanoliters) with very high sensitivity and selectivity. Microelectrophoretic separations, using both traditional capillary electrophoresis and emerging microfluidic methods, are well suited for(More)
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is a powerful and versatile spectroscopic method for biomolecular interaction analysis (BIA) and has been well reviewed in previous years. This updated 2006 review of SPR, SPR spectroscopy, and SPR imaging explores cutting-edge technology with a focus on material, method, and instrument development. A number of recent SPR(More)
Two cDNA clones encoding calcium/calmodulin-dependent (CaM) protein kinase I were isolated. In contrast to the previously reported CaM kinase I cDNA, which encodes a protein with a mass of 37 kDa, the clones identified in this study encode a protein (10-1/CaM kinase I) with a predicted mass of 42 kDa; the size of 10-1/CaM kinase I was verified by(More)
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy, a powerful tool for biosensing and protein interaction analysis, is currently confined to gold substrates and the relevant surface chemistries involving dextran and functional thiols. Drawbacks of using self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) for SPR-related surface modification include limited stability, pinhole(More)
We report a heterogeneous immunoassay for cholera toxin (CT) using supported bilayer membranes (SBMs) in a poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microfluidic device. Phosphatidylcholine membranes assembled on plasma-oxidized PDMS by vesicle fusion bring about favorable surface properties, such as improved wettability and protein resistance. Contact angle(More)
We demonstrate a novel strategy for mixing solutions and initiating chemical reactions in microfluidic systems. This method utilizes highly focused nanosecond laser pulses from a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at lambda = 532 nm to generate cavitation bubbles within 100- and 200-microm-wide microfluidic channels containing the parallel laminar flow of two fluids.(More)
We report the microfluidic fabrication of robust and fluid tethered bilayer arrays within a poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) chip, and demonstrate its addressability and biosensing by incorporating the GM1 receptor into the bilayer framework for detection of cholera toxin. Rapid optimization of the experimental conditions is achieved by using nanoglassified(More)
A 2041 bp DNA fragment isolated from the Sxr (sex reversed) region of the mouse Y Chromosome (Chr) was sequenced and characterized. The sequence, pY8/b, contains four exons that are highly similar to 525 contiguous bases from the cDNA of human ubiquitin activating enzyme E1. Two of the exons contain stop codons, indicating that pY8/b is not part of a(More)