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Protein Denaturation through the Use of Magnetic Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Nanoparticles

Publié le : 30/06/2021

Extrait :
The inhibition of the protein function for therapeutic applications remains challenging despite progress these past years. While the targeting application of molecularly imprinted polymer are in their infancy, no use was ever made of their magnetic hyperthermia properties to damage proteins when they are coupled to magnetic nanoparticles. Therefore, we have developed a facile and effective method to synthesize magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles using the green fluorescent protein (GFP) as the template, a bulk imprinting of proteins combined with a grafting approach onto maghemite nanoparticles. The hybrid material exhibits very high adsorption capacities and very strong affinity constants towards GFP. We show that the heat generated locally upon alternative magnetic field is responsible of the decrease of fluorescence intensity.