Melinda N Tea

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We are investigating the use of single chain antibody fragments (scFv) in eye drops for diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. For ocular use, recombinant proteins must be free of bacterial endotoxin that causes inflammation in the eye. We required a means of generating high yields of scFvs with little endotoxin contamination. Using microprojectile(More)
Loading controls are necessary for semiquantitative Western blotting to compensate for loading errors. Loading control methods include the reprobing of membranes with an antibody against a constitutively expressed protein or staining the membrane with a total protein stain. We compared the loading control performance of recently released Stain-Free (SF)(More)
Different inbred strains of rat differ in their susceptibility to oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR), an animal model of human retinopathy of prematurity. We examined gene expression in Sprague–Dawley (susceptible) and Fischer 344 (resistant) neonatal rats after 3 days exposure to cyclic hyperoxia or room air, using Affymetrix rat Genearrays. False discovery(More)
PURPOSE Oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) is a robust animal model of human retinopathy of prematurity that readily allows changes in retinal gene and microRNA (miRNA) expression in response to fluctuations in oxygen levels to be studied. We sought to identify small non-coding RNA (ncRNA) genes that showed stable expression upon exposure to varying levels of(More)
Acanthamoeba species are ubiquitous soil and freshwater protozoa that have been associated with infections of the human brain, skin, lungs and eyes. Our aim was to develop specific antibodies to aid in rapid and specific diagnosis of clinically important isolates. Mice were variously immunised with live mixtures of Acanthamoeba castellanii strain 112(More)
Single chain antibody fragment genes are commonly created by splicing together the immunoglobulin light chain (VL) and heavy chain variable (VH) genes of a monoclonal antibody produced by a hybridoma. Selective PCR amplification of the functional immunoglobulin variable gene rearrangements can be complicated by the existence of other unproductive(More)
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