A novel bioassay platform using ferritin-based nanoprobe hydrogel.
Summary of "A novel bioassay platform using ferritin-based nanoprobe hydrogel."
Ferritin-based nanoprobe (FBNP) hydrogel provides solutions to some of the traditional problems of bioassays. The schematic shows 3D and highly specific multiplex assays of markers for AIDS and Sjögren's syndrome using quantum-dot based reporters with different fluorescence emissions for the two syndromes. The advantages of using a hydrogel include that the stability of FBNPs is significantly enhanced within the hydrogel, FBNPs are distributed evenly throughout the hydrogel matrix, and the amount of FBNPs within the hydrogel can be well controlled.
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, Korea University, Anam-Ro 145, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea.
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Name: Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22778052
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201200728
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The protein components of a number of complexes, such as enzymes (APOENZYMES), ferritin (APOFERRITINS), or lipoproteins (APOLIPOPROTEINS).
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