Meng H. Heng

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Two different humanized immunoglobulin G1(kappa) antibodies and an Fab' fragment were produced by Aspergillus niger. The antibodies were secreted into the culture supernatant. Both light and heavy chains were initially synthesized as fusion proteins with native glucoamylase. After antibody assembly, cleavage by A. niger KexB protease allowed the release of(More)
The effects of broth pH, pressure, temperature, and fermentation medium on specific cake resistance were studied for dead-end microfiltration of Bacillus subtilis. Decreases in pH and transmembrane pressure decreased the specific cake resistance for cells grown in both complex and defined media. With the complex medium, the reduction in resistance with(More)
A new method was devised for measuring the pH of a concrete surface by pHBOY-P2 with a piece of filter paper by extracting the pH value from concrete. This is a simple and inexpensive method that does not damage the concrete building, and is easy to apply on concrete samples for monitoring. By using the method mentioned above, a drastic decrease of the pH(More)
Association of extracellular protein product with flocculated cells reduces product yield. Here, partitioning of the enzyme subtilisin between the liquid and polyelectrolyte-flocculated and sedimented Bacillus increased as the polymer dosage was increased beyond that necessary to obtain optimum floc character (brain floc) for cell removal by centrifugation.(More)
The use of charged peptides fused to enzymes for immobilization onto ion-exchange membranes was explored for the enzyme x-galactosidase. The additional charged peptides, containing 1, 5, 11, and 16 aspartates, fused to x-galactosidase, for the most part did not interfere with the kinetic behavior for lactose hydrolysis. There was a 2-fold decline in V(m)(More)
Methods development in chromatographic purification processes is a complex operation and has traditionally relied on trial and error approaches. The availability of a large number of commercial media, choice of different modes of chromatography, and diverse operating conditions contribute to the challenging task of accelerating methods development. In this(More)
Characterization of flocculation for cell removal from fermentation broth via polyelectrolyte addition is commonly based on qualitative methods such as physical appearance of the floc. The use of zeta potential as a quantitative measure of floc character was evaluated as an indicator of optimal polymer addition. Zeta potential was found to increase with(More)
A new modified method was applied to the determination of chloride anion in brackish water by using a common copper(II) sulfate solution and a spectrophotometer. The result of the quantitative analysis demonstrated that chloride concentrations were 1.61% w/v and 1.74% w/v at ebb tide and flood tide, respectively, of the Muya River. On the other hand,(More)
Methods development in chromatography is a time-consuming, trial-and-error process that requires laborious experimentation. We describe a high-throughput screening (HTS) protocol for the rapid identification of chromatographic steps for protein purification from cell-free expression broths. Broths containing the protein are loaded on different(More)
We explored the use of charged fusions for selective recovery of beta-galactosidase from cell extract using a low-cost, easily scaled, fast, charge-based separation technique-ion exchange on hollow fiber ion-exchange membranes (HFIEMs). The additional charges carried by a series of anionic fusion tails allowed selective binding and release of(More)