Shaun Mendonsa

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Aptamers with high affinity for IgE were selected using capillary electrophoresis to demonstrate the compatibility of this technique with SELEX. The high selectivity and efficiency of CE gave rise to a very high rate of enrichment, allowing high-affinity, high-selectivity aptamers to be obtained in only four rounds of selection. Decreasing the number of(More)
Capillary electrophoresis-SELEX (CE-SELEX) was used to select ssDNA aptamers with affinity for HIV reverse transcriptase (HIVRT). A library of ssDNA was incubated with HIVRT. Sequences bound to HIVRT were isolated using CE, PCR amplified, and purified, yielding an enriched ssDNA pool suitable for further rounds of selection. Aptamers with dissociation(More)
Electrophoretic selection with capillary electrophoresis (CE) is used, for the first time, to isolate functional nucleic acid sequences using SELEX (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment). SELEX uses molecular evolution to select functional sequences (aptamers) from random RNA or DNA libraries. Conventional SELEX is usually performed(More)
Capillary electrophoresis-systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (CE-SELEX) was used to select aptamers for neuropeptide Y (NPY). This is the first example of a CE-SELEX selection for aptamers that bind a target molecule smaller than itself. One of the limitations of CE-SELEX is that the aptamer must exhibit a significant mobility shift(More)
Due to their beneficial effect on selectivity, peak shape, and sample loading, the use of mobile phase anionic additives, such as formate (HCOO-), chloride (Cl-), and trifluoroacetate (CF3COO-), is increasing in both reversed-phase chromatography (RPLC) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS). Similarly, perchlorate is a common "ion pair" agent(More)
We introduce the Peripipe, a tangible remote control for a music player in the shape of a wooden tobacco pipe. The interaction is based on breath control, using sips and pu↵s as control commands. An atmospheric pressure sensor in the Peripipe senses changes in the air pressure. Based on these changes, the pipe determines when the user performs a pu↵,(More)
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