Steven C Holman

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Surface interfacial physiology is particularly important to unicellular organisms with regard to maintenance of optimal cell function. Bacterial cell surfaces possess net negative electrostatic charge by virtue of ionized phosphoryl and carboxylate substituents on outer cell envelope macromolecules which are exposed to the extracellular environment. The(More)
Nonspecific interactions related to physicochemical properties of bacterial cell surfaces, such as hydrophobicity and electrostatic charge, are known to have important roles in bacterium-host cell encounters. Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) expresses multiple, surface-exposed, choline-binding proteins (CBPs) which have been associated with adhesion(More)
The Haas - Drenth - Wilson (HDW) (Haas et al., 1999) theoretical model was used to correlate osmotic second virial coefficient (B) values with solubility (S) values for equine serum albumin (ESA) and ovalbumin for corresponding solution conditions. The best fit from the theoretical model was compared to experimental S versus B data. B values were(More)
This paper examines affinity chromatography (AC) as an alternative tool for the determination of protein-ligand interactions for the particular case in which the ligand is the same protein. The methodology is less labor-intensive and more sample-efficient than traditional methods used to measure the second virial coefficient (B(22)), a parameter commonly(More)
Uncertainty quantification in numerical simulations generally relies on applying sampling techniques to select input parameters for a suite of deterministic calculations and then combining the results of the calculations into output distributions. Several approaches, including metamodeling and Latin Hypercube Sampling, are prevalent today. This paper will(More)
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is an important pathogen of swine. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been identified as the major adhesin of A. pleuropneumoniae and it is involved in adherence to porcine respiratory tract cells. We previously generated seven rough LPS mutants of A. pleuropneumoniae serotype 1 by using a mini-Tn10 transposon mutagenesis system(More)
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