The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Generation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against Staphylococcus aureus thermonuclease.

Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against Staphylococcus aureus thermonuclease ( TN) were raised by immunizing BALB/c mice with a commercial TN preparation. Six monoclones were generated producing MAbs specific for S. aureus TN as tested in Western blots and ELISA. They all combined with a 17 kD and a 21 kD protein, respectively, both of which showed DNase activity. All MAbs were of IgG1 isotype with kappa light chain. Competition ELISA showed that five of the MAbs recognized a total of three different binding sites of TN, designated I, II and III, respectively. Only the anti-site II MAbs inhibited the DNase activity. A MAb-based sandwich ELISA showed a lower detection limit for TN of approximately 0.5 ng/ ml protein. Only S. aureus strains (culture supernatants) showed positive ELISA (31 positive/31 tested), although other tested gram positive cocci produced thermostable nucleases. The MAbs have potentials as reagents for rapid and specific detection of S. aureus.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities