Enzyme Thermistor Assays of Cholesterol, Oxalic Acid, Glucose and Lactose in Standard Solutions and Biological Samples

  • B. Mattiasson
  • B. Danielsson
  • K. Mosbach


Thermal analysis is, in principle, a non-specific technique which thus is suitable as a general monitor for complex processes, such as cell metabolism (1). The combination of thermal analysis and highly specific enzymes offers a very powerful analytical technique. Using immobilized trypsin placed in a flow-cell in a LKBsorption microcalorimeter the enzyme-catalyzed hydrolysis of the ester substrate, BAEE, was measured (2). The calorimeter gave accurate results but the long time required for each measurement stressed the need for a more rapid analytical method for routine work. Therefore a simple, inexpensive device named “the enzyme thermistor” was constructed.


Oxalic Acid Immobilize Enzyme Glucose Oxidase Cholesterol Oxidase General Monitor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Mattiasson
    • 1
  • B. Danielsson
    • 1
  • K. Mosbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Center, Biochemical Division University of LundSweden

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