By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on DNA Research. According to news reporting from Ankara, Turkey, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The aim of this study is to prepare silanized polymeric nanoparticles for DNA isolation. Polymeric p(HEMA)-IMEO-PBA nanoparticles around 85.7 nm diameter, was obtained by surfactant free emulsion polymerization for DNA isolation."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Hacettepe University, "Synthesized nanoparticles for characterization studies were realized scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and Zeta-size. Surface area, average particle size and size distribution were also performed. The surface area of synthesized silanized polymeric nanoparticles was 2460 m(2)/g. Synthesized polymeric nanoparticles were silanized with 3-(2-imidazoline-1-yl)propyl (triethoxysilane) (IMEO). After that, phenylboronic acid (PBA) which is DNA specific ligand were covalently binded to silanized polymeric nanoparticles. The amount of DNA adsorbed onto the p(HEMA)-IMEO-PBA nanoparticles first increased and then reached a saturation value at around 14.0 mg/mL of DNA concentration. The maximum adsorption was 672.41 mg/g silanized polymeric nanoparticles in the optimum adsorption medium. The maximum DNA adsorption was achieved at 4 degrees C. The overall recovery of DNA was calculated as 95%. In repetitive adsorption-desorption circles, it is observed not being important decrease in DNA adsorption capacities."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The results were shown that silanized polymeric nanoparticles can be a good alternative for DNA isolation."
For more information on this research see: Silanized polymeric nanoparticles for DNA isolation. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, 2013;33(8):4498-4503. Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also DNA Research).
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Turkcan, Hacettepe University, Dept. of Chem, Div Biochem, TR-06532 Ankara, Turkey. Additional authors for this research include S. Akgol and A. Denizli.
Keywords for this news article include: Ankara, Turkey, Eurasia, DNA Research, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies
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