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New Methods for Biological and Environmental Protein Fingerprinting: From Traditional Techniques to New Technology

Abstract A new challenge on the horizon is to utilize the large amounts of protein found in the atmosphere to identify different organisms from which the protein originated. Included here is work investigating the presence of identifiable patterns of different proteins collected from the air and biological samples for the purposes of remote identification. Protein patterns were generated using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Patterns created could identify high-traffic and low-traffic indoor spaces. Samples were collected from the air using air pumps to draw air through a filter paper trapping particulates, including large amounts of shed protein matter. In complimentary research aerosolized biological samples were collected from vari... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Staton, Sarah J. R. (Author) / Hayes, Mark A (Advisor) / Hayes, Mark A (Committee member) / Anbar, Ariel D (Committee member) / Shock, Everett (Committee member) / Williams, Peter (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / amyloid protein / bioaerosol / dielectrophoresis / nanoparticles / remote detection / separation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 213 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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