The ACGT database is a compilation of biosciences research skills, techniques and specialised equipment of scientists at the University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, CSIR, University of Johannesburg and the Agricultural Research Council. ACGT is instrumental in creating an awareness of the regional research activities and programmes. It was created to stimulate coordination of research efforts between the partner institutions and provide a platform for future collaborations.

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Research Programme Detail

Research Programme NameBiochemistry Department
Research Programme DescriptionResearching the effect of LiCl on porcine renal tubular cells and potential systemic lupus erythematosus autoantigen alterations. Using cell cultures to investigate cell growth effects of LiCl treatment on LLC-PK1 and PK(15) cells.
Research Programme TechniquesCell culturing, SDS-PAGE, Western and protein blotting.
Research Programme KeywordsLithium, porcine renal tubular cells, cell culture, apoptosis, lectins, immunohistochemistry, SDS-PAGE, Western and protein blotting, chemiluminescence, ELISA, electron microscopy
Research FieldCell biology
Responsible PersonLucas, Kirsten

Associated Scientists

Last Name First Name Title E-mail Address Department & Institution
Lucas Kirsten Dr Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology , University of Limpopo