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Design of Catalytically Amplified Sensors for Small Molecules
AbstractCatalytically amplified sensors link an allosteric analyte binding site with a reactive site to catalytically convert substrate into colored or fluorescent product that can be easily measured. Such an arrangement greatly improves a sensor’s detection limit as illustrated by successful application of ELISA-based approaches. The ability to engineer synthetic catalytic sites into non-enzymatic proteins expands the repertoire of analytes as well as readout reactions. Here we review recent examples of small molecule sensors based on allosterically controlled enzymes and organometallic catalysts. The focus of this paper is on biocompatible, switchable enzymes regulated by small molecules to track analytes both in vivo and in the environment.
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Makhlynets, O.V.; Korendovych, I.V. Design of Catalytically Amplified Sensors for Small Molecules. Biomolecules 2014, 4, 402-418.View more citation formats
Makhlynets OV, Korendovych IV. Design of Catalytically Amplified Sensors for Small Molecules. Biomolecules. 2014; 4(2):402-418.Chicago/Turabian Style
Makhlynets, Olga V.; Korendovych, Ivan V. 2014. "Design of Catalytically Amplified Sensors for Small Molecules." Biomolecules 4, no. 2: 402-418.