Marianne Willert

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BacT/Alert (Organon Teknika Corp., Durham, N.C.) is an automated microbial detection system based on the colorimetric detection of CO2 produced by growing microorganisms. Results of an evaluation of the media, sensor, detection system, and detection algorithm indicate that the system reliably grows and detects a wide variety of bacteria and fungi. Results(More)
The MB/BacT system (MB/BacT) with a revised antibiotic supplement kit was compared with the BACTEC 460 system (BACTEC 460) in a test of 488 specimens submitted for mycobacterial culture from 302 patients. Twenty-four Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates were detected by the BACTEC 460 versus 23 isolates by the MB/BacT. Mean time until detection of M.(More)
To map the substrate specificity of cysteine proteases, two combinatorial peptide libraries were synthesized and screened using the archetypal protease, papain. The use of PEGA resin as the solid support for library synthesis facilitated the application of an on-resin fluorescence-quenched assay. Results from the screening of library 2 indicated a(More)
The stereoselective baker's yeast reduction of various N-protected piperidone-carboxylic acids have been studied, and the enantioselectivity was found to be widely dependent on whether fermenting or non-fermenting conditions were employed. Thus reaction of N-tert-butoxycarbonyl-4-oxopiperidine-3-carboxylic acid ethyl ester (6) with fermenting baker's yeast(More)
This study examined whether social support and particular coping strategies were associated with self-reported depression, anxiety, anger, and physical symptoms in spouses of terminally ill patients recently admitted to a hospice program. Forty-four spouses were assessed within two weeks of the patients' admission. Results showed that specific types of(More)
A combinatorial library of norstatine-type peptide isosters as putative inhibitors of aspartic proteases is presented. The library was synthesized using a split-and-mix strategy designed to afford a one-bead-two-compounds library with the isosteric elements positioned centrally in peptide chains. Application of ladder synthesis during library generation(More)
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