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Reports Outline Essential Amino Acids Findings from Shibaura Institute of Technology

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Essential Amino Acids have been published. According to news reporting originating in Tokyo, Japan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "We developed an electrochemical system for detecting lipopolysaccharide (LPS) that uses an ultraflat nanocarbon film electrode modified with poly-epsilon-lysine with a high affinity to LPS."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Shibaura Institute of Technology, "LPS was captured on the modified electrode, and then ferrocene labeled polymyxin B (FcPMB) was captured on the LPS adsorbed electrode via the LPS-PMB affinity interaction. The adsorbed FcPMB provided an amplified response with Fe2+ ions, and the current response was dependent on the amount of captured LPS (LOD=2.0ng/mL)."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This was due to the efficient accumulation of the obtained current for LPS and the very low noise made possible by the ultraflat surface."

For more information on this research see: Poly-epsilon-Lysine Modified Nanocarbon Film Electrodes for LPS Detection. Electroanalysis, 2014;26(3):618-624. Electroanalysis can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Electroanalysis -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Kato, Shibaura Inst Technol, Koto Ku, Tokyo 1358548, Japan. Additional authors for this research include A. Oda, M. Tanaka, S. Iijima, T. Kamata, M. Todokoro, Y. Yoshimi and O. Niwa (see also Essential Amino Acids).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Tokyo, Japan, Lysine, Nanocarbon, Nanotechnology, Basic Amino Acids, Diamino Amino Acids, Emerging Technologies, Essential Amino Acids

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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