Siau Gek Ang

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This article describes the fabrication of electropolymerized Metallo 4', 4″, 4‴, 4'''' tetra-amine phthalocyanine (poly-MTAPc) modified electrodes for the detection of nitric oxide (NO) in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) at pH 7.4. A two-step synthetic protocol using a laboratory microwave reactor was adopted to provide three MTAPc complexes bearing(More)
The in vivo phosphorylation state of glycogen synthase was re-examined by fast-atom-bombardment mass spectrometry and a procedure in which phosphoserine residues are first converted to S-ethylcysteine. In animals injected with the beta-adrenergic antagonist propranolol, the phosphorylation sites in the N-terminal (N) and C-terminal (C) cyanogen bromide(More)
Reaction of azido(tetra-p-tolylporphyrinato)indium(III) [TTPInN(3)] and [Os(3)(mu-H)(2)(CO)(10)] in toluene at 80 degrees C overnight gave two major products, complexes 1 and 2. Complex 1 had an axial bridge of "NH", while 2 had an axial bridge of "N" between the porphyrin and osmium cluster moieties. Complex 1 could be converted to 2 when refluxed in(More)
Site-directed mutagenesis studies have shown that the isopenicillin N synthase of Cephalosporium acremonium (cIPNS) requires two essential histidine residues (H216, H272) for activity. The determination of iron bound to the wildtype cIPNS and its absence in the mutants lacking histidine at positions 216 and 272 clearly supports the essential role these two(More)
Both hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) and ion-exchange chromatography (IEC) are commonly used for the purification of proteins as their mild elution conditions preclude the dangers of denaturation. Of the two methods, IEC which fractionates proteins on the basis of charge differences, exhibits a higher selectivity. In the case of the(More)
A current limitation in the use of fast atom bombardment (FAB) mass spectrometric mapping of peptide mixtures, derived from enzymic digestion of proteins, is that most of the hydrophilic peptides are not observed. However, it has been demonstrated from previous work that esterification of the peptide mixture results in the detection of almost all peptides(More)
Two copper-binding proteins and a zinc-binding ligand were isolated from the hepatopancreas of the crab Portunus pelagicus. The copper-binding proteins behave similarly to those from the crabs Carcinus maenas and Scylla serrata, and were shown to be metallothioneins. Reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) analysis confirmed the(More)
Equimolar mixtures of the phosphorylated and dephosphorylated forms of several peptides have been subjected to fast-atom bombardment mass spectrometry (FABMS), to investigate whether the stoichiometry of phosphorylation can be determined from the relative molecular-ion abundances of the phospho and dephospho derivatives. It is concluded that quantitation(More)
Poly-copper tetraaminophthalocyanine (CuTAPc) nanotubes were successfully fabricated on porous alumina templates by electropolymerization. Their high surface area and simple preparation protocol made them potential candidates as the modification layer of electrodes for sensor application. High sensitivities and improved linear ranges were obtained through(More)
Poly-copper tetraaminophthalocyanine (CuTAPc) nanowires and nanotubes were successfully fabricated on porous alumina templates by electropolymerization and characterized using field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Raman microscopy. The lengths of these(More)