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Reports on Nanoparticles Findings from Graduate School of Bioscience Provide New Insights

May 30, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanoparticles have been published. According to news reporting originating from Kanagawa, Japan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Novel hybrid hydrogels composed of tag-peptides (antigens) displaying filamentous viruses and antibody-immobilized gold nanoparticles (GNPs) through specific interactions between the two components were constructed. The strength of the antigen antibody interactions greatly affected the macroscopic mechanical properties."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Graduate School of Bioscience, "The phages and the GNPs in the hydrogels formed lyotropic liquid crystals and well-ordered network structures, respectively. It was suggested that the structurally much different components were cooperatively assembled into the highly regular structures through time-dependent cross-linking processes."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This hybrid hydrogel of visible and huge components will open attractive opportunities for the science and technology of next-generation soft materials."

For more information on this research see: Hybrid Hydrogels Composed of Regularly Assembled Filamentous Viruses and Gold Nanoparticles. ACS Macro Letters, 2014;3(4):341-345. ACS Macro Letters can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; ACS Macro Letters -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Sawada, Tokyo Inst Technol, Grad Sch Biosci & Biotechnol, Dept. of Bioengn, Midori Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 2268501, Japan. Additional authors for this research include S. Kang, J. Watanabe, H. Mihara and T. Serizawa (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Antibodies, Japan, Viruses, Kanagawa, Virology, Immunology, Blood Proteins, Nanotechnology, Immunoglobulins, Gold Nanoparticles, Emerging Technologies

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