Chemical octopus that catches trace glycoproteins

Chemical octopus that catches trace glycoproteins

Sorry, faint cancer cues made of glycoproteins, but you'll have a very hard time dodging the chemical octopus. The parts shaped like a hexagon-pentagon combo are benzoboroxoles, which make great glycoprotein grabbers, and they're stitched together to form highly flexible arms with a long reach. In the middle is a magnetic bead that researchers use as a handle to extract the octopus along with the glycoproteins it nabs. Credit: Georgia Tech / Wu / Xiao & NYPL Digital Commons / PS Ben Brumfield / press handout photo

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Research, Cancer Research, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
cancer, glycoprotein, glycopeptide, glycoscience, magnetic bead, dendrimer, chemical octopus, boronic acid, benzoboroxole, Mass spectrometry, cancer screening, prostate cancer, PSA, cancer blood test, cancer urine test, mucus, hormone, chemical trap, complex molecule, molecular engineering, biomarker, early detection, antigens
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: May 4, 2018 - 12:16pm
  • Last Updated: May 4, 2018 - 4:11pm