Frederico Colon

Protein Nanotubes Trap Viruses!

Discussion created by Frederico Colon on Feb 28, 2011

Researchers have used nanotubes made from human blood proteins to trap hepatitis B virus. They say their work lays the foundations for a new chemistry of protein-based nanotubes with biomedical applications.


Nanotube virus trap

The protein tubes are lined with antibodies that bind to hepatitis B virus proteins


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