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Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate: An anionic surfactant, usually a mixture of sodium alkyl sulfates, mainly the lauryl; lowers surface tension of aqueous solutions; used as fat emulsifier, wetting agent, detergent in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and toothpastes; also as research tool in protein biochemistry.

Epithelial Cell Repopulation and Preparation of Rodent Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds for Renal Tissue Development

1Comprehensive Transplant Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 3Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 4Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine, Northwestern University, 5Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico HSC, 6Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico HSC, 7Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, 8Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, Northwestern University, 9Department of Surgery, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

JoVE 53271


A Multi-Well Format Polyacrylamide-based Assay for Studying the Effect of Extracellular Matrix Stiffness on the Bacterial Infection of Adherent Cells

1Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California San Diego, 3Departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine

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JoVE 57361

 JoVE In-Press

Engineering 'Golden' Fluorescence by Selective Pressure Incorporation of Non-Canonical Amino Acids and Protein Analysis by Mass Spectrometry and Fluorescence

1Institute of Chemistry L 1, Department of Biocatalysis, Technical University of Berlin, 2Institute of Chemistry PC 14, Department of Bioenergetics, Technical University of Berlin, 3Institute of Chemistry TC 7, Department of Physical Chemistry/Molecular Material Sciences, Technical University of Berlin

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JoVE 57017

 JoVE In-Press

Assessing Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Species Barriers with an In Vitro Prion Protein Conversion Assay

1USGS National Wildlife Health Center, 2Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 3Laboratory of Immunology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 4Merial Veterinary Scholars Program, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 5Department of Neurology, University of British Columbia

JoVE 52522


How to Study Basement Membrane Stiffness as a Biophysical Trigger in Prostate Cancer and Other Age-related Pathologies or Metabolic Diseases

1Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República (UDELAR), 2Department of Mechanistic Cell Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, 3School of Biological, Biomedical & Environmental Sciences, University of Hull

JoVE 54230

 Cancer Research

Light-sheet Fluorescence Microscopy for the Study of the Murine Heart

1Department of Bioengineering, University of California Los Angeles, 2Department of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Arlington, 3School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 4Department of Biomedical Engineering, OSHU

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JoVE 57769

 JoVE In-Press

Making Conjugation-induced Fluorescent PEGylated Virus-like Particles by Dibromomaleimide-disulfide Chemistry

1Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Texas at Dallas, 2Undergraduate Biology, University of Texas at Dallas, 3Undergraduate Healthcare Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, 4Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas

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JoVE 57712

 JoVE In-Press

Comparable Decellularization of Fetal and Adult Cardiac Tissue Explants As 3D-like Platforms for in Vitro Studies

1i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, 2INEB - Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, Universidade do Porto, 3Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS), Universidade do Porto, 4Gladstone Institutes, University of California San Francisco, 5Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto

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JoVE 56924

 JoVE In-Press

Rapid Acquisition of 3D Images Using High-resolution Episcopic Microscopy

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children's Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, 2Departments of Urology, Boston Children's Hospital, 3Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, 4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences

JoVE 54625

 Developmental Biology

Community DNA Extraction from Bacterial Colonies

JoVE 10218

Source: Laboratories of Dr. Ian Pepper and Dr. Charles Gerba - Arizona University
Demonstrating Author: Luisa Ikner

Traditional methods of analysis for microbial communities within soils have usually involved either cultural assays utilizing dilution and plating methodology on selective and differential media or direct count assays. Direct counts offer information about the total number of bacteria present, but give no information about the number or diversity of populations present within the community. Plate counts allow enumeration of total cultural or selected cultural populations, and hence provide information on the different populations present. However, since less than 1% of soil bacteria are readily culturable, cultural information offers only a piece of the picture. The actual fraction of the community that can be cultured depends on the medium chosen for cultural counts. Any single medium will select for the populations that are best suited to that particular medium. In recent years, the advantages of studying community DNA extracted from soil samples have become apparent. This nonculture-based approach is thought to be more representative of the actual community present than culture-based approaches. In addition to providing information about the types of populations present, this

 Environmental Microbiology

Porous Silicon Microparticles for Delivery of siRNA Therapeutics

1Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, 2MOE Key Laboratory of Bioinorganic and Synthetic Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, 3Pediatrics Department of Union Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 4CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials & Nanosafety, National Center for Nanoscience & Technology of China, 5Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, 6Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Weill Cornell Medical College

JoVE 52075


Novel Passive Clearing Methods for the Rapid Production of Optical Transparency in Whole CNS Tissue

1Department of Neurosurgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 2Brain Korea 21 PLUS Project for Medical Science, Yonsei University, 3The Spine and Spinal cord Institute, Biomedical Center, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 4Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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JoVE 57123

 JoVE In-Press

Polysome Profiling in Leishmania, Human Cells and Mouse Testis

1Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, 3CISER (Center for the Integration of STEM Education & Research), Texas Tech University

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JoVE 57600

 JoVE In-Press

Initial Evaluation of Antibody-conjugates Modified with Viral-derived Peptides for Increasing Cellular Accumulation and Improving Tumor Targeting

1Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology, Université de Sherbrooke, 2Sherbrooke Molecular Imaging Center (CIMS), Université de Sherbrooke, 3Sherbrooke Institute of Pharmacology

JoVE 55440


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