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Studies from Department of Biotechnology Add New Findings in the Area of Leukemia (Plant asparaginase-based asparagine biosensor for leukemia)

August 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Oncology. According to news reporting from Patiala, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The present work aims at the development of plant asparaginase-based asparagine biosensor for leukemia. It is a novel diagnostic for monitoring asparagine levels in patients suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Biotechnology, "Various immobilization strategies have been applied to improve the stability of the asparaginase. The latest and updated information including some new techniques of immobilization related to L-asparaginase such as gelatin, agarose, agar, and calcium alginate methods are described in detail along with response time studies and comparative data."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Furthermore these immobilization techniques have been applied for the detection of asparagine in normal and leukemia serum samples."

For more information on this research see: Plant asparaginase-based asparagine biosensor for leukemia. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology, 2013;41(3):184-8 (see also Oncology).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Kumar, Biosensor Research Laboratory, Dept. of Biotechnology, M M Modi College, Patiala, Punjab, India. Additional authors for this research include M. Kataria and N. Verma.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Patiala, Leukemia, Oncology, Asparagine, Biosensing, Hematology, Bioengineering, Basic Amino Acids, Bionanotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Diamino Amino Acids, Neutral Amino Acids.

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Source: Biotech Week

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