Lourine Meyer

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Zymomonas mobilis strains were compared with each other and with a Saacharomyces cerevisiae strain for the production of ethanol from sugar cane molasses in batch fermentations. The effect of pH and temperature on ethanol production by Zymomonas was studied. The ability of Z. mobilis to produce ethanol from molasses varied from one strain to another. At low(More)
The extracellular acidification rate of the human bone marrow cell line, TF-1, increases rapidly in response to a bolus of recombinant granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF). Extracellular acidification rates were measured using a silicon microphysiometer. This instrument contains micro-flow chambers equipped with potentiometric sensors(More)
Protoplasts were isolated from leaves of in vitro-grown shoot cultures of different Petunia and Calibrachoa genotypes by enzyme digestion with 0.6% macerozyme R-10 and 2.0% cellulase R-10. Shoot regeneration was achieved in five out of nine Calibrachoa and three out of four Petunia genotypes. Protoplast yield and frequency of shoot regeneration varied among(More)
Organotypic cornea equivalents are used as in vitro models for permeation studies. Many ophthalmic drugs are applied as ester prodrugs to achieve a higher bioavailability. The esterase activity of three corneal human cell lines (epithelial, stromal, endothelial cells) as well as of excised porcine cornea, human donor cornea and human cornea construct (HCC)(More)
To study the distribution and characterization of alpha-2 adrenergic receptors in the rat heart and kidney, we used light microscopic autoradiography and a computer-based image analyzer to quantify the localization of [3H]rauwolscine (RAUW) binding. Scintillation spectrometry of frozen sections of rat kidney demonstrated rapid binding, saturability,(More)
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