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New Findings on Peroxidases from Nanjing University Summarized (Synthesis and Peroxidase-Like Activity of Salt-Resistant Platinum Nanoparticles by...

July 22, 2014



New Findings on Peroxidases from Nanjing University Summarized (Synthesis and Peroxidase-Like Activity of Salt-Resistant Platinum Nanoparticles by Using Bovine Serum Albumin as the Scaffold)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Data detailed on Enzymes and Coenzymes have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "A green approach is proposed for the synthesis of Pt nanoparticles (PtNPs) in the bovine serum albumin (BSA) scaffold through biomineralization. The resulting BSA-PtNPs have been proved to function as peroxidase mimics that can catalyze the reaction of various peroxidase substrates in the presence of H2O2."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Nanjing University, "Kinetic studies indicate that BSA-PtNPs have a much higher affinity for H2O2 than the NPs of other Pt-based peroxidase mimics. Furthermore, the BSA shell plays an important role in promoting the robust stability of PtNPs. Even in high ionic strength environment (2 M NaCl), the catalytic activity can be well preserved."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These excellent properties make the BSA-PtNPs an ideal candidate for a wide range of potential applications as peroxidase mimics."

For more information on this research see: Synthesis and Peroxidase-Like Activity of Salt-Resistant Platinum Nanoparticles by Using Bovine Serum Albumin as the Scaffold. Chemcatchem, 2014;6(6):1543-1548. Chemcatchem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Chemcatchem - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1867-3899)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.B. He, Nanjing University, Sch Chem & Chem Engn, State Key Lab Analyt Chem Life Sci, Nanjing 210093, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include H.H. Deng, A.L. Liu, G.W. Li, X.H. Lin, W. Chen and X.H. Xia (see also Enzymes and Coenzymes).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Jiangsu, Peroxidases, Nanoparticle, Blood Proteins, Nanotechnology, Oxidoreductases, Acute-Phase Proteins, Bovine Serum Albumin, Emerging Technologies, Enzymes and Coenzymes, People's Republic of China

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