Subcellular fractionation in a fluidic microsystem

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The availability of an easy-to-use, reproducible method for subcellular fractionation would significantly promote qualitative and quantitative analysis of subcellular protein composition. A microfluidic system with integrated electrodes was designed and fabricated allowing for dielectrophoretic manipulation of biological nanoparticles. Fluorescently labelled mitochondria were successfully retrieved from a complex cell homogenate employing a dielectrophoretic band-bass electrode array. Dielectric properties of mitochondria were also investigated and biochemical analysis of fractions obtained was performed.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine & Bio Materials – Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: June 1, 2008
Pages: 287 - 288
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Medical & Biotech
Topics: Biomaterials, Materials Characterization & Imaging
ISBN: 978-1-4200-8504-4