Scattered Voices: A Collection of Poems Shared by Strangers on the Internet

One internet post. Ten Poets. Less than thirty days.

Read an unlikely collection of poems submitted by users of a certain social networking site. A diversity of voices communicating on a range of topics through the art of verse. Brought to you by an even more unlikely source, Rotting Horse Publishing.

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Itkonen, J.; Annala, A.; Tavakoli, S.; Arango-Gonzalez, B.; Ueffing, M.; Toropainen, E.; Ruponen, M.; Casteleijn, M.G.; Urtti, A. Characterization, Stability, and In Vivo Efficacy Studies of Recombinant Human CNTF and Its Permeation into the Neural Retina in Ex Vivo Organotypic Retinal Explant Culture Models. Pharmaceutics, 2020, 12, 611.

Martin Kögler, Tapani Viitala, Marco G. Casteleijn. Assessment of recombinant protein production in E. coli with Time-Gated Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TG-SERS). 2020. Scientific Reports 10, 2472

Chetan Chandola, Marco G. Casteleijn, Urvashi M. Chandola, Lakshmi Narayanan Gopalan, Arto Urtti, Muniasamy Neerathilingam. CD44 aptamer mediated cargo delivery to lysosomes of retinal pigment epithelial cells to prevent age-related macular degeneration. 2019. Biochem Biophys Rep. 2019 May 1;18:100642. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2019.100642. eCollection 2019 Jul.

Dominique Richardson, Jaakko Itkonen, Julia Nievas, Arto Urtti, Marco G. Casteleijn. Accelerated pharmaceutical protein development with integrated cell free expression, purification, and bioconjugation. 2018. Scientific Reports volume 8, Article number: 11967

 Marco G. Casteleijn, Dominique Richardson, Niko Granqvist, Petteri K. Parkkila, Arto Urtti, Tapani Viitala. Spin coated chitin films for biosensors and its analysis are dependent on chitin-surface interactions. 2017. Colloids Surf., A. 2018. 539(20), 261-272. Pre-peer review BioRxiv:

Marco G. Casteleijn, Petteri Parkkila, Tapani Viitala, Artturi Koivuniemi. Interaction of lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase with lipid surfaces and apolipoprotein A-I derived peptides: implications for the cofactor mechanism of apolipoprotein A-I. J Lipid Res. 2018 Feb 8. pii: jlr.M082685. doi: 10.1194/jlr.M082685. [Epub ahead of print]. Pre-peer review BioRxiv:

Eva M. del Amo, Anna-Kaisa Rimpelä, Emma Heikkinen, Otto Kari, Eva Ramsay, Tatu Lajunen, Mecki Schmitt, Laura Pelkonen, Madhushree Bhattacharya, Dominique Richardson, Astrid Subrizi, Mika Reinisalo, Jaakko Itkonen, Elisa Toropainen, Marco Casteleijn, Heidi Kidron, Maxim Antopolsky, Kati-Sisko Vellonen, Marika Ruponen, Arto Urtti. 2017. Pharmacokinetic aspects of retinal drug delivery. Prog Retin Eye Res.57:134-185.

Chetan Chandola, Sheetal Kalme, Marco G. Casteleijn, Arto Urtti, Muniasamy Neerathilingam. 2016. Application of aptamers in diagnostics, drug-delivery and imaging. J Biosci. doi:10.1007/s12038-016-9632-y

Marco G. Casteleijn, Dominique Richardson. 2014. Engineering Cells and Proteins – creating pharmaceuticals. European Pharmaceutical Review, 19(4): 12-19

Marco G. Casteleijn, Arto Urtti, Sanjay Sarkhel. 2013. Expression without boundaries: Cell-free protein synthesis in pharmaceutical research. Int J Pharmaceut, 440 (1): 39-47. Special issue: Therapeutic Proteins in Biomedicine

Kathleen Szeker, Olli Niemitalo, Marco G. Casteleijn, André H. Juffer, Peter Neubauer. 2011. High-temperature cultivation and 5‘ mRNA optimization are key factors for the efficient over-expression of thermostable Deinococcus geothermalis purine nucleoside phosphorylase in Escherichia coli. J Biotechnol. Dec 20;156(4):268-74. Epub 2011 Aug 19.

Mikko Salin, Evangelia G. Kapetaniou, Matti Vaismaa, Marja Lajunen, Marco G. Casteleijn, Peter Neubauer, Laurent Salmon and Rik K. Wierenga. 2010. Crystallographic binding studies with an engineered monomeric variant of triosephosphate isomerase. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. (66) 934–944.

Johanna Panula-Perälä, Juozas Siurkus, Antti Vasala, Robert Wilmanowski, Marco G. Casteleijn and Peter Neubauer. 2008. EnBase: Enzyme controlled glucose auto-delivery for high cell density cultivations in microplates and shake flasks. Microbial Cell Factories, Nov 18;7:31

Markus Alahutha, Mikko Salin, Marco G. Casteleijn, Christian Kemmer, Peter Neubauer, Rik K. Wierenga. 2008. Structure-based enzyme engineering efforts with an inactive monomeric TIM variant: the importance of a single point mutation for generating a competent active site. Protein Engineering, Design and Selection 21: 257-266

Markus Alahuhta, Marco G. Casteleijn, Peter Neubauer, Rik K. Wierenga. 2008. The A178L mutation in the C-terminal hinge of the flexible loop-6 of dimeric and monomeric TIM favours the closed active site geometry. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. (64) 178–188

 Marco G. Casteleijn, Markus Alahuhta, Katrin Groebel, Ibrahim El-Sayed, Koen Augustyns,  Anne-Marie Lambeir, Peter Neubauer, Rik K. Wierenga. 2006. The functional role of the conserved active site proline of triosephosphate isomerase. Biochemistry, 45 (51), 15483 – 15494

Dion M.A.M. Luykx, Marco G. Casteleijn, Wim Jiskoot & Peter M.J.M. Jongen. 2004. Physicochemical studies on the stability of influenza haemagglutinin in vaccin bulk material. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 23 (1): 65-75