W. E. Kurtin and J. M. Lee, "The Free Energy of Denaturation of Lysozyme", Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 30(4), 244-247, (2002).
W. E. Kurtin, W. H. Schwesinger, and A. K. Diehl, "Changes in Chemical Composition and Type of Gallstones Associated with Patient Age", Int. J. Surg. Invest., 2, 299-307, (2000).
W. E. Kurtin, J. Enz*, C. Dunsmoor*, N. Evans*, D. A. Lightner, "Acid Dissociation Constants of Bilirubin and Related Carboxylic Acid Compounds in Bile Salt Solutions", Arch. Biochem. Biophys., 81, 83-91, (2000).
C. Maeder*, G. Beaudoin*, E-kai Hsu*, V. Escobar*, W. E. Kurtin, and M. M. Bushey, "Measurement of Bilirubin Partition Coefficients in Bile Salt Micelle / Aqueous Buffer Solutions by Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography", Electrophoresis, 21, 706-714, (2000).
K. D. Black*, S. Kothari*, P. A. Sharp*, J. W. Quesnel*, V. A. Escobar*, W. E. Kurtin, and M. M. Bushey, "Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography of Bilirubin and Related Compounds in Unconjugated and Glyco-Conjugated Bile Salt Solutions", J. Liq. Chrom. & Rel. Technol., 23, 113-125, (2000).
W. H. Schwesinger, W. E. Kurtin, C. P. Page, R. M. Stewart, and R. Johnson, "Soluble Dietary Fiber Protects Against Cholesterol Gallstone Formation", Am. J. Surgery, 177, 307-310, (1999).
Most recent research efforts have been directed toward understanding the interaction of the the long chain fatty acids with the lipid components of hepatic bile, especially the bile salts (BS). Knowledge of these molecular interactions is essential in order to understand the physical chemistry involved in fatty acid uptake.
Biochemistry and Laboratory
General Chemistry and Laboratory
Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
Origin of Life
Technical Writing (Cont. Ed.)
Honors & Awards
Graduate School Summer Research Grantee, Texas Tech University, 1968, 1969.
Robert A. Welch Predoctoral Fellowship, Texas Tech University, 1966-1969.
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, 1969-1970.
Fulbright Scholar, Johannes Kepler University, Austria, 1989-90 (Collaborator: H. Falk)
Consultant, Project Kaleidoscope, 1994-1997
Community service & Involvement
American Chemical Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology