Biosensors Journal is one among the best scholarly journals on bioconjugation. All published articles are assigned to Digital Object Identifier (DOI) â CrossRef and are freely accessed using Google scholar. The journal is the essential guide to the modification and cross linking of biomolecules for use in research, diagnostics, and therapeutics.
Bioconjugation is the chemical strategy that forms a stable covalent link between two biomolecules. Bioconjugation has enabled breakthroughs across many areas of industry and biomedicine. Bioconjugation of nanoparticles combines unique and orthogonal strengths of two leading edge research fields: the specific interactions of individual biological molecules and novel material properties of nanotechnological compounds. One example of bioconjugation is the biotinylation of antibodies for immunochemical applications using two species of activated biotin. In this case, the activated biotin acts as the acyl acceptor and is coupled to the glutamine residues of a monoclonal antibody. Another example for bioconjugation is the modification of proteins is the synthesis of hapten protein conjugates used in competitive-type immunoassays. The most successful bioconjugation protocol examined was the covalent attachment of biotin to the silica surface through a silane coupling agent via O2 plasma treatment, followed by vapor deposition of the silane. This strategy is a simple method which could easily be extended to other sensor structures due to its flexibility and low impact on the device.
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Last date updated on June, 2014