Victoria Sluzky

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The stability of protein-based pharmaceuticals (e.g., insulin) is important for their production, storage, and delivery. To gain an understanding of insulin's aggregation mechanism in aqueous solutions, the effects of agitation rate, interfacial interactions, and insulin concentration on the overall aggregation rate were examined. Ultraviolet absorption(More)
Undesirable aggregation of aqueous insulin solutions remains a serious obstacle in the development of alternative methods of diabetes therapy. We investigated the fundamental nature of the aggregation mechanism and proposed stabilization strategies based on a mathematical model for the reaction scheme. Insulin aggregation kinetics in the presence of(More)
The influence of sulphated ligand and pH on thermal denaturation of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and verified by fluorescence spectrophotometry. Purity of bFGF before and after heat denaturation was assessed by SDS-PAGE analysis. In DSC studies the samples were heated to 95 degrees C. The(More)
High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) methods were developed for evaluating stability of human recombinant basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) against denaturation and aggregation in solution formulations. Re versed-phase chromatography (RP-HPLC)-insensitive to bFGF tertiary structure-was used to measure total soluble protein; heparin affinity(More)
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