Jacinta C Conrad
Affiliation: University of Houston
- Orientational binding modes of reporters in a viral-nanoparticle lateral flow assayJinsu Kim
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
Analyst 142:55-64. 2016..These results are consistent with the idea that the elongated M13 shape couples with the complex flow field in an open and disordered fibrous LFA membrane to enhance capture...
- Physics of bacterial near-surface motility using flagella and type IV pili: implications for biofilm formationJacinta C Conrad
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Petroleum Engineering Program, University of Houston, S222 Engineering Building 1, Houston, TX, USA
Res Microbiol 163:619-29. 2012....
- Structural evolution of colloidal gels during constricted microchannel flowJacinta C Conrad
Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
Langmuir 26:6102-7. 2010..Dense clusters undergo shear-induced yielding at intercluster boundaries, which enhances the structural heterogeneity of the suspension at the constriction outlet...
- Aptamer-Phage Reporters for Ultrasensitive Lateral Flow AssaysMeena Adhikari
Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004, United States
Anal Chem 87:11660-5. 2015..The limit of detection of this LFA was 0.13 ng/mL IgE, ∼100 times lower than those of previously reported IgE assays. ..
- Detection of viruses by counting single fluorescent genetically biotinylated reporter immunophage using a lateral flow assayJinsu Kim
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204, United States
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 7:2891-8. 2015..The resultant assay was more sensitive than enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and traditional colloidal-gold nanoparticle LFAs for direct detection of viruses. ..
- Flotation Immunoassay: Masking the Signal from Free Reporters in Sandwich ImmunoassaysHui Chen
University of Houston, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Houston, TX 77204, USA
Sci Rep 6:24297. 2016..This signal-masking strategy represents a novel approach to simple, sensitive and quantitative immunoassays in both laboratory and point-of-care settings. ..
- Protein Conformational Flexibility Enables the Formation of Dense Liquid Clusters: Tests Using Solution ShearMichael C Byington
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, 4726 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas 77204 4004, United States
J Phys Chem Lett 7:2339-45. 2016..The likely mechanism of the observed response involves enhanced partial unfolding of lysozyme molecules, which exposes hydrophobic surfaces between the constituent domains to the aqueous solution. ..
- Differential dynamic microscopy of weakly scattering and polydisperse protein-rich clustersMohammad S Safari
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 4004, USA
Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 92:042712. 2015..This apparent discrepancy is due to Mie scattering from the polydisperse cluster population, in which larger clusters preferentially scatter more light in the forward direction...
- Flagella and pili-mediated near-surface single-cell motility mechanisms in P. aeruginosaJacinta C Conrad
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
Biophys J 100:1608-16. 2011..Vertical orientation facilitates detachment from surfaces and thereby influences biofilm morphology...