Tiina Kokko

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FadR, an acylCoA-dependent Escherichia coli transcription factor controlling the expression of genes involved in fatty-acid degradation and synthesis, has been crystallized. Crystals of two binary complexes were obtained. The FadR-CoA complex crystallized in space group C222(1), with unit-cell parameters a = 61.3, b = 102.0, c = 91.3 A. The(More)
Many well-established homogeneous separation free immunoassays rely on particulate label technologies. Particles generally contain a high concentration of the embedded label and they have a large surface area, which enables conjugation of a large amount of protein per particle. Eu(III)-chelate dyed nanoparticles have been successfully used as labels in(More)
A homogeneous non-competitive assay principle for measurement of small analytes based on quenching of fluorescence is described. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) occurs between the donor, intrinsically fluorescent europium(III)-chelate conjugated to streptavidin, and the acceptor, quencher dye conjugated to biotin derivative when the(More)
We previously presented a homogeneous noncompetitive assay principle based on quenching of the fluorescence of europium(III) chelate. This assay principle has now been applied to the measurement of 17beta-estradiol (E2) using europium(III) chelate labeled estradiol specific antibody Fab fragment (Eu(III)-Fab) as a donor and E2 conjugated with nonfluorescent(More)
The emission spectra of the lanthanide chelates enable them to act as a donor for several acceptors emitting at different wavelengths. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer between terbium(III) chelate labeled antibody Fab fragment (donor) and a 17β-estradiol conjugated to Alexa Fluor 488, 555, 594 or 680 (acceptor) was employed to study the functionality(More)
Three monoclonal antibodies (Mab) specific for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) were used to design a homogeneous dual-parameter immunoassay based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). One antibody was labeled with terbium(III) chelate, which acted as a donor, and the other two antibodies were labeled with fluorescent acceptor dyes (either Alexa(More)
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