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Protein-protein interaction maps provide a valuable framework for a better understanding of the functional organization of the proteome. To detect interacting pairs of human proteins systematically, a protein matrix of 4456 baits and 5632 preys was screened by automated yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) interaction mating. We identified 3186 mostly novel interactions(More)
Defining the molecular structure and function of synapses is a central theme in brain research. In Drosophila the Bruchpilot (BRP) protein is associated with T-shaped ribbons ("T-bars") at presynaptic active zones (AZs). BRP is required for intact AZ structure and normal evoked neurotransmitter release. By screening for mutations that affect the tissue(More)
We compare flow cytometric and microscopic determination of cell viability by fluorescence labeling using calcein acetoxy-methyl-ester and ethidium homodimer-1 as live and dead stain, respectively. Peripheral blood monocytes served as model system and were accumulated applying density gradients. Subsequently, monocytes were further enriched by(More)
In this article, we demonstrate the potential of a microfluidic chip for the differentiation of immunologically stained blood cells. To this end, white blood cells stained with antibodies typically applied for the determination of the immune status were measured in the micro-device. Relative concentrations of lymphocytes and subpopulations of lymphocytes(More)
This study demonstrates the suitability of microfluidic structures for high throughput blood cell analysis. The microfluidic chips exploit fully integrated hydrodynamic focusing based on two different concepts: Two-stage cascade focusing and spin focusing (vortex) principle. The sample--A suspension of micro particles or blood cells--is injected into a(More)
The pars tuberalis (Pt) of most mammalian species contains specific cells which are structurally and functionally different from the pars distalis (Pd) cells. Pt-specific cells possess melatonin receptors and reveal morphological changes dependent on the duration of the photoperiod. Furthermore, in hamsters the transmission of photoperiodic stimuli to the(More)
Verification of Y2H Interactions by Coimmunoprecipitation and Pull-Down Assays To evaluate the quality of the Y2H data, a representative sample of Y2H interactions was randomly selected for verification assays, because interactions recapitulated independently are unlikely to be experimental false positives (Goehler et al., 2004 ̧ Tewari, 2004 #137). To(More)
We developed a microfluidic sensor for label-free flow cytometric cell differentiation by combined multiple AC electrical impedance and light scattering analysis. The measured signals are correlated to cell volume, membrane capacity and optical properties of single cells. For an improved signal to noise ratio, the microfluidic sensor incorporates two(More)
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