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New Biomimetics Findings from Institute of Chemistry Described (Design and Fabrication of a Biomimetic Nanochannel for Highly Sensitive Arginine...

July 30, 2014



New Biomimetics Findings from Institute of Chemistry Described (Design and Fabrication of a Biomimetic Nanochannel for Highly Sensitive Arginine Response in Serum Samples)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Fresh data on Biomimetics are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Inspired from their biological counterparts, chemical modification of the interior surface of nanochannels with functional molecules may provide a highly efficient means to control ionic or molecular transport through nanochannels."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Chemistry, "Herein, we have designed and prepared a aldehyde calix[4] arene (C4AH), which was attached to the interior surface of a single nanochannel by using a click reaction, and that showed a high response for arginine (Arg). Furthermore, the nanofluidic sensing system has been challenged with complex matrices containing a high concentration of interfering sequences and serum."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Based on this finding, we believe that the artificial nanochannel can be used for practical Arg-sensing devices, and be applied in a biological environment."

For more information on this research see: Design and Fabrication of a Biomimetic Nanochannel for Highly Sensitive Arginine Response in Serum Samples. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2014;20(26):7987-7993. Chemistry-A European Journal can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany (see also Biomimetics).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M.M. Song, Chinese Academy Sci, Key Lab Organ Solids, Inst Chem, Beijing Natl Lab Mol Sci BNLMS, Beijing 100190, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Z.Y. Sun, C.P. Han, D.M. Tian, H.B. Li and L. Jiang.

Keywords for this news article include: Beijing, People's Republic of China, Asia, Bioengineering, Biomimetics, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Nanobiotechnology, Nanotechnology

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