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Studies from Fudan University in the Area of Fullerenes Described

February 11, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Fresh data on Fullerenes are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Selective enrichment of phosphoproteins or phosphopeptides from complex mixtures is essential for mass spectrometry (MS)-based phosphoproteomics. In this work, for the first time, titania nanoparticles coated magnetic carbon nanotubes (denoted as MagCNTs@TiO2 composites) were synthesized through a facile but effective solvothermal reaction for selective enrichment of phosphopeptides."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Fudan University, "The MagCNTs@TiO2 material demonstrated low limit of detection (20 fmol), along with an exceptional great specificity to capture phosphopeptides from a tryptic digest of the mixture of a nonphosphorylated protein BSA and a phosphorylated protein beta-casein with molar ratios of BSA/beta-casein up to 200:1. In addition, the high magnetic susceptibility allowed convenient separation of the target peptides by magnetic separation."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Experimental results demonstrated that the MagCNTs@TiO2 composites showed excellent potential for the selective enrichment of phosphopeptides for MS analysis."

For more information on this research see: Selective enrichment of phosphopeptides by titania nanoparticles coated magnetic carbon nanotubes. Talanta, 2014;118():14-20. Talanta can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Talanta -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.H. Yan, Fudan University, Inst Biomed Sci, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Z.F. Zheng, C.H. Deng, X.M. Zhang and P.Y. Yang (see also Fullerenes).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Shanghai, Fullerenes, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Carbon Nanotubes, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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