Scientists have developed a new strategy for dense, unobtrusive labeling of proteins. They utilize an inert peptide-tag in combination with a high affinity nanobody for close-grained fluorophore tagging with minimal linkage errors.
Researchers have developed the diagnostic tools that are being used to advance an improved and integrated understanding of plasma-based synthesis - a widely used but poorly understood tool for creating nanostructures.
In this research, single 2-D layers of strontium iridium oxide were sandwiched between either one, two, or three layers of strontium titanium oxide to form three distinct superlattices. Researchers then used x-ray scattering to probe the magnetic structure of each superlattice.
Researchers found that when mixing dendrimers and proteins, multilayer films are spontaneously formed and retain the activity and function of protein enzymes, which determines their potential as a material for creating biosensors and medical products.