Enzymes Dig Channels: Bio-Etching for Nanostructured Surfaces

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Enzymatic etching used to build nano- and microscale surface topologies.

Testing for Enzyme Activity using Gold Nanoparticles

gold nanoparticles for measuring enzyme activity

A new protocol combines gold nanoparticles with an enzyme substrate to give a simple test for the activity of an enzyme, the results of which can be seen with the naked eye.

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Highly Active Enzymes on Graphene Oxide Surface

active enzymes on graphene oxide

Chemically reduced graphene oxide is a good substrate for high enzyme loads, with activities comparable with those found in solution.

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Horseradish and ATRP – a Green Combination

Horseradish peroxidase: a novel catalyst

Researchers at the University of Basel have identified a peroxidase enzyme from the roots of the common horseradish plant which acts as a novel catalyst in atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP).

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DNA Fragments Throw Light on Nuclease Activity

DNA fragments throw light on nuclease activity

Nuclease activity can be detected by a simple, sensitive, and selective test based on light scattering of carbon nanotubes, with no need for a label.

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