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

 

More info: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja1096122
               http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2011/February/28021102.asp

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