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In nearly all biosensors, sensitivity is greatly reduced for measurements conducted in biological matrices due to nonspecific binding from off-target molecules. One method to overcome this issue is to design a sensor that enables selective size-based uptake of proteins. Herein, a protein-polymer conjugate thin-film biosensor is fabricated that self-assembles into lamellae containing alternating domains of protein and polymer. Analyte is captured in protein regions while polymer domains restrict diffusion of large molecules. Device sensitivity and size-based exclusion properties are probed using two analytes: streptavidin (SA, 52.8 kDa) and monomeric streptavidin (mSA2, 15.6 kDa). Tuning domain spacing by adjusting polymer molecular weight allows the design of films that relatively freely uptake mSA2 and largely restrict SA diffusion. Furthermore, when detecting the smaller mSA2, no reduction in the limit of detection (LOD) is observed when transitioning from detection in the buffer to detection in biological fluids. As a result, LOD measured in fluid samples is reduced by 2 orders of magnitude compared to a traditional surface-immobilized protein monolayer.
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Name: ACS sensors
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A polyester used for absorbable sutures & surgical mesh, especially in ophthalmic surgery. 2-Hydroxy-propanoic acid polymer with polymerized hydroxyacetic acid, which forms 3,6-dimethyl-1,4-dioxane-dione polymer with 1,4-dioxane-2,5-dione copolymer of molecular weight about 80,000 daltons.
Propylene or propene polymers. Thermoplastics that can be extruded into fibers, films or solid forms. They are used as a copolymer in plastics, especially polyethylene. The fibers are used for fabrics, filters and surgical sutures.
Copolymer of divinyl ether and maleic anhydride that acts as an immunostimulant with antineoplastic and anti-infective properties. It is used in combination with other antineoplastic agents.
Works consisting of nonfiction films and video designed to teach, instruct, or train. (From Moving Image Materials: Genre Terms, 1988)
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