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)

Improved radioimmunoassay for vitamin D and its use in assessing vitamin D status.

We describe a faster, more-sensitive radioimmunoassay for vitamin D in plasma. Antibodies were generated in rabbits immunized with a new vitamin D analog, the 23,24,25,26,27-pentanor-C(22)-carboxylic acid of vitamin D, coupled directly with bovine serum albumin. After several months, Rivanol-treated sera from the rabbits contained high-titer antibodies, as determined by their abilities to bind 25-hydroxy-[3H]cholecalciferol. The antibody, used at a 1:15 000 final dilution, cross reacted equally with all cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol metabolites tested except 1,25-dihydroxycalciferol metabolites and the parent calciferols. 25-Hydroxycalciferol and similar forms were efficiently extracted from plasma or serum with acetonitrile. We separated bound from free 25-hydroxy-[3H]cholecalciferol by using a second antibody: goat antiserum to rabbit serum. The detection limit of the assay was 3.0 pg of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol and its equivalents per tube; thus only 1 microL of plasma is needed per assay tube. Results compared well with those from a liquid-chromatographic procedure involving specific ultraviolet detection of 25-hydroxycalciferol in plasma.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities