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The B23 Circular Dichroism beamline at Diamond Light Source has been operational since 2009 and has seen visits from more than 200 user groups, who have generated large amounts of data. Based on the experience of overseeing the users' progress at B23, four key areas requiring the most assistance are identified: planning of experiments and note-keeping;(More)
Specific tumour imaging with radiolabelled monoclonal antibodies has been extensively investigated. Although some success has been reported, there are many limitations due to the slow kinetics, poor extravasation, catabolism by the reticuloendothelial system, and non-specific uptake of macromolecules such as antibodies. We have tried to overcome some of the(More)
Abstract A systematic approach was used for the cloning and amplified expression in Escherichia coli of the genes for each of three inositol transport proteins (IolF, IolT, YfiG) from Bacillus subtilis that are evolutionarily-related to human transporters. Inducible amplified expression of each was achieved to levels of ∼ 10-15% of total protein in E.(More)
Familial British dementia (FBD) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder and shares features with Alzheimer's disease, including amyloid plaque deposits, neurofibrillary tangles, neuronal loss, and progressive dementia. Immunohistochemical and biochemical analysis of plaques and vascular amyloid of FBD brains revealed that a 4 kDa peptide named ABri is the main(More)
The EfeM protein is a component of the putative EfeUOBM iron-transporter of Pseudomonas syringae pathovar syringae and is thought to act as a periplasmic, ferrous-iron binding protein. It contains a signal peptide of 34 amino acid residues and a C-terminal 'Peptidase_M75' domain of 251 residues. The C-terminal domain contains a highly conserved 'HXXE' motif(More)
A novel ELISA has been developed which detects oligomerization of beta-amyloid (A beta). Oligomerization, fibrillization and neurotoxicity of native A beta associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) type has been compared with E22Q A beta (amyloid beta-protein containing residues 1--40 with the native Glu at residue 22 changed to Gln) implicated in Dutch(More)
We measure the structural and stability changes of proteins at nanomolar concentration upon interaction with nanoparticles. Using synchrotron radiation circular dichroism (SRCD), we measure a decrease of 6 °C in the thermal unfolding of human serum albumin upon interaction with silver nanoparticles while this does not happen with gold. The use of SRCD(More)
Non-immobilised ligand interaction assay (NILIA) by CD spectroscopy provides an excellent technique to study molecular interactions in solution. Here are discussed molecular interactions of several systems that involve hosts and ligands with wide range of molecular sizes. Cytokine rhGM-CSF (14.6 kDa) bound to alpha-chain hGM-CSF receptor fragment (2 kDa, Kd(More)
Based on the CDR3 V(H) sequence of a monoclonal antibody (ASM2) raised against epithelial cancer cells, the synthetic peptide YCAREPPTRTFAYWG (EPPT1) has been found to have an appreciable affinity (Kd = 20 microM) for the deglycosylated mucin-derived peptide antigen YVTSAPDTRPAPGST (PDTRP). The technetium-radiolabelled form of this peptide has been found to(More)
Synchrotron radiation circular dichroism (SRCD) is a well-established method in structural biology. The first UV-VIS beamline dedicated to circular dichroism at Diamond Light Source, a third generation synchrotron facility in South Oxfordshire, has recently become operational and it is now available for the user community. Herein we present an important(More)