Banta Group Create Self-Assembling Protein Based Hydrogels

In a new paper published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), members of the Banta lab have created self-assembling protein-based hydrogels that can conduct electrons and enzymatically reduce oxygen to water. These new functional biomaterials could be used in the creation of biofuel cells and biosensors.

You can find more information on Dr. Scott Banta and his research group by visiting their website HERE.

 

Wheeldon, I.R., Gallaway, J.W., Calabrese Barton, S., and Banta, S. (2008) "Bioelectrocatalytic hydrogels from electron-conducting metallopolypeptides coassembled with bifunctional enzymatic building blocks" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105(40) 15275-15280.


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