0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Biomolecular Activity Switch: An Application of Metallic Nanoparticle Plasmon Resonance and Femtosecond Pulsed Lasers

[+] Author Affiliations
Joshua Alper, Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Paper No. IMECE2008-68104, pp. 255-257; 3 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2008-68104
From:
  • ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 31–November 6, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4863-0 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3840-2
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

With an increased effort within the engineering community to design molecular machines, it has become clear that a specific, external control method is required. Here we propose a simple mechanism for a molecular switch involving conjugating a molecule within the machinery to a gold nanorod. Then actuate that machinery’s active state by affecting a change in the conjugated molecule. We demonstrate the feasibility of the method using a fluorescent probe, and we report on progress we have made toward demonstrating it with a protein.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In