Maciej Adamczyk

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Several different low molecular weight haptens were conjugated to BSA to produce immunogens useful for antibody development. The extent of BSA modification due to covalent attachment of hapten was estimated by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry. The average number of hapten incorporated to immunogen was determined from the(More)
A new method combining chemical modification and affinity purification is described for the characterization of serine and threonine phosphopeptides in proteins. The method is based on the conversion of phosphoserine and phosphothreonine residues to S-(2-mercaptoethyl)cysteinyl or beta-methyl-S-(2-mercaptoethyl)cysteinyl residues by(More)
A novel fluorescence polarization immunoassay for vancomycin on Abbott AxSYM analyzer is described. The immunoassay allows for the accurate quantification of vancomycin in the presence of the crystalline degradation product (CDP). It displays dilution linearity from 1.0 microg/ml to 100.0 microg/ml, coefficients of variation ranging from 2.94% to 4.26%,(More)
Methods for studying low-molecular-weight antigen-antibody binding interactions using surface plasmon resonance detection are presented. The experimental parameters most relevant to studies of low-molecular-weight antigen-antibody binding interactions are discussed. Direct kinetic analysis of the binding interactions is most informative, providing both(More)
A general and versatile method is described for the synthesis of fluorescent labels. Coupling of the 3'-phenol of fluorescein methyl ester with hydroxyalkyl benzyl esters, followed by benzyl ester hydrolysis, provided a series of fluorescein carboxyalkyl ethers. Use of the Mitsunobu reaction allowed for the introduction of linkers of different lengths onto(More)
A mixture of 5- and 6-carboxyfluorescein was activated with 1-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride in the presence of either N-hydroxysuccinimide or pentafluorophenol to give the corresponding succinimidyl and pentafluorophenyl esters. The regioisomeric mixtures were separated to give the 5- and 6-succinimidyl and pentafluorophenyl(More)
A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method was developed for the quantitative, simultaneous determination of the following four compounds in serum: E-doxepin, Z-doxepin, E-desmethyldoxepin, and Z-desmethyldoxepin. A 3-microns analytical silica column (6 x 100 mm) was employed with the mobile phase 0.025 M phosphate:acetonitrile:n-nonylamine(More)
[see reaction]. Avidin conjugates containing the covalently attached dyes QSY-7 and dabcyl were prepared and shown to quench the bioluminescence of biotinylated aequorin. Quenching efficiency was shown to be dependent on both the label-to-avidin ratio and the concentration of the avidin conjugate. These properties were exploited to develop a homogeneous(More)