gold nanoparticles. Protein Detection
Apr. 20, 2012
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have developed a new method of observing individual proteins using gold nanoparticles. Detailed knowledge of the dynamics of proteins is necessary in order to understand the related biological processes that occur on the molecular level. To date, this information has been obtained by means of labeling proteins with fluorescent substances, but unfortunately this changes the proteins under investigation and thus influences the biological processes that are to be observed.