Calibration of micropipets using the bioluminescent protein aequorin

Anne L. Grosvenor, Czarena L. Crofcheck, Kimberly W. Anderson, Donna L. Scott, Sylvia Daunert

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A new method for calibrating micropipets and determining accurate injection volumes using a pressure-based injector has been developed. This method employs the bioluminescent protein aequorin and can be used to determine injection volumes as small as 3 pL. The calibration plots are linear over at least 3 orders of magnitude. In contrast to conventional micropipet calibration methods that employ fluorescent molecules, the present method produces small background signals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3115-3118
Number of pages4
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • Analytical Chemistry

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    Grosvenor, A. L., Crofcheck, C. L., Anderson, K. W., Scott, D. L., & Daunert, S. (1997). Calibration of micropipets using the bioluminescent protein aequorin. Analytical Chemistry, 69(15), 3115-3118.