Woo-Jin Chang

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Elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) undergo a reversible inverse phase transition upon a change in temperature. This thermally triggered phase transition allows for a simple and rapid means of purifying a fusion protein. Recovery of ELPs-tagged fusion protein was easily achieved by aggregation, triggered either by raising temperature or by adding salt. In this(More)
Novozym 435-catalyzed synthesis of 6-O-lauroyl-d-glucose in ionic liquids (ILs) was investigated. The highest lipase activity was obtained in water-miscible [Bmim][TfO] which can dissolve high concentration of glucose, while the highest stability of lipase was shown in hydrophobic [Bmim][Tf(2)N]. The optimal activity and stability of lipase could be(More)
A novel affinity separation method in an aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) is suggested, using protein conjugated IgG as a ligand. For verification of the proposed approach, horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and human IgG was used as a ligand carrier and affinity ligand, respectively. The partition of the affinity ligand, human IgG, was controlled by the(More)
Monitoring of live cells is important in the field of medical science, diagnostics, biology, and the pharmaceutical industry. In this study, live and dead CHO-K1 (Chinese Hamster Ovary) cells were fractionated by continuous-flow extraction in a microfluidic device using immiscible aqueous two-phase extraction technique. The polymer solutions offered stable(More)
We present a novel dielectrophoretic technique that can be used to characterize molecular interactions inside a microfluidic device. Our approach allows functionalized beads which are initially at rest on a functionalized surface to be pulled away from the surface by the dielectrophoretic force acting on the beads. As a result, the interaction between the(More)
The simultaneous investigation of a large number of events with different types of intermolecular interactions, from nonequilibrium high-force pulling assays to quasi-equilibrium unbinding events in the same environment, can be very important for fully understanding intermolecular bond-rupture mechanisms. Here, we describe a novel dielectrophoretic force(More)
Single cell study is gaining importance because of the cell-to-cell variation that exists within cell population, even after significant initial sorting. Analysis of such variation at the gene expression level could impact single cell functional genomics, cancer, stem-cell research, and drug screening. The on-chip monitoring of individual cells in an(More)
We have developed a reliable fabrication method of forming micron scale metal patterns on poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) using a pattern transfer process. A metal stack layer consisting of Au-Ti-Au layers, providing a weak but reliable adhesion, was deposited on a silicon wafer. The metal stack layer was then transferred to a PDMS substrate using serial and(More)
The concentration of C-reactive protein (CRP), a classic acute phase plasma protein, increases rapidly in response to tissue infection or inflammation, especially in cases of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Thus, highly sensitive monitoring of the CRP concentration plays a pivotal role in detecting these diseases. Many researchers have studied methods(More)
A facile one-step strategy is reported to synthesize nanocomposites of chitosan-reduced graphene oxide-nickel nanoparticles (CS-RGO-NiNPs) onto a screen-printed electrode (SPE). The synthesis is initiated by electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions and formation of self-assembled nanocomposite precursors of negatively charged graphene oxide (GO) and(More)