Surface Imprinted Micro- and Nanorod Polymers with Magnetic Cores for Protein Recognition
|Giorgio Ceolin 1, Viola Horvath 1, Vitali Syritski 2, Robert Gyurcsanyi 1, George Horvai 1|
1. Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of General and Analytical Chemistry (BME), Szt. Gellért tér 4., Budapest 1111-H, Hungary
The ability of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) to selectively recognize (bind) target molecules, e.g., proteins, makes them analogous to receptors of biological origin. Compared to antibodies used for protein assays, MIPs can offer some advantages like the lower production cost and the better chemical and physical stability. The downside of protein imprinting is the large size of the proteins that prevent them to reach the active binding sites inside the polymer matrix. For this reason the usual bulk polymerization cannot be used. Instead we have used a novel nano-moulding approach.
Presentation: Short communication at SMCBS'2009 International Workshop, by Giorgio Ceolin
See On-line Journal of SMCBS'2009 International Workshop
Submitted: 2009-08-24 00:06 Revised: 2009-08-24 00:06