Nanopores as protein sensors

Howorka, Stefan; Siwy, Zuzanna S
June 2012
Nature Biotechnology;Jun2012, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p506
Academic Journal
The article presents information on nanopores and evaluates their potential application for the single-molecule detection of protein analytes. It reports that once nanopores become readily available they can easily be reconfigured to virtually detect any proteins. It also highlights the solid-state nanopores made up of silicon nitride, glass or polymers and reports on nanoparticles that are capable of detecting Immunoglobulin G (IgG).


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