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Optical Biosensor Techniques to Analyze Protein-Polysaccharide Interactions

  • David G. Fernig
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 171)

Abstract

Networks of interacting molecules, operating from the outside of the cell to the cell nucleus, regulate cell behavior. Optical biosensors provide a means of analyzing these interactions and possess key advantages over other methods: posttranslationally modified proteins, secondary gene products such as polysaccharides, chemically synthesized molecules, and nucleic acids are all equally susceptible to analysis; a quantitative description of an interaction is obtained; the structural rules and the kinetics governing the formation of multimolecular assemblies can be probed.

Keywords

Bulk Phase Evanescent Wave Sensor Surface Optical Biosensor Immobilize Ligand 
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© Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • David G. Fernig
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  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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