William Pooi Kat Chong

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We have established a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry based metabolomics platform to identify extracellular metabolites in the medium of recombinant Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) fed-batch reactor cultures. Amongst the extracellular metabolites identified, malate accumulation was the most significant. The contributing factors to malate efflux were(More)
The increasing demand for recombinant therapeutic proteins highlights the need to constantly improve the efficiency and yield of these biopharmaceutical products from mammalian cells, which is fully achievable only through proper understanding of cellular functioning. Towards this end, the current study exploited a combined metabolomics and in silico(More)
The selection of suitable mammalian cell lines with high specific productivities is a crucial aspect of large-scale recombinant protein production. This study utilizes a metabolomics approach to elucidate the key characteristics of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells with high monoclonal antibody productivities (q(mAb)). Liquid chromatography-mass(More)
A liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) based metabolomics platform was previously established to identify and profile extracellular metabolites in culture media of mammalian cells. This presented an opportunity to isolate novel apoptosis-inducing metabolites accumulating in the media of antibody-producing Chinese hamster ovary (CHO mAb) fed-batch(More)
A metabolomics-based approach was used to time profile extracellular metabolites in duplicate fed-batch bioreactor cultures of recombinant Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells producing monoclonal IgG antibody. Culture medium was collected and analysed using a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system in tandem with an LTQ-Orbitrap mass(More)
Microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) has emerged as an efficient extraction technique for various kinds of biological samples due to its low usage of extraction solvents and shorter extraction time. This review will focus on the recent developments and advantages of incorporating MAE in sample preparation protocols for the analysis of small molecules in(More)
Adenosine causes growth arrest in recombinant mammalian cell cultures, which results in enhanced productivity of the recombinant protein. Adenosine is also known to increase intracellular ATP level when added to mammalian cells. As a cell's energy level affects its protein expression capacity, we investigated the factors that contribute to the increase in(More)
Objectives. Brunei Darussalam has a high prevalence and incidence of end stage renal disease (ESRD). Up until 2012, all renal transplantations were performed in overseas centres, either as government-sponsored (living-related transplantation) or as self-sponsored (commercialized transplantation) ones. We hypothesize that graft and patient survival of Brunei(More)
In pre-processing LC–MS data for metabolomics (lipidomics) profiling studies, working parameters used in many software were still prevalently based on expert recommendations which may not be generalizable or optimal for the analytical conditions on-hand. However, as we shall indicate in this work, many factors can profoundly affect parameter requirements(More)
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