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Cell-Based Biosensors

1st Edition

By Jaroslav Racek

CRC Press

107 pages

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Hardback: 9781566761901
pub: 1995-12-09
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SOME ADVANTAGES OF CELL-BASED BIOSENSORS:

Isolation, purification, and immobilization of enzymes are often very difficult; these can be omitted with cell-based biosensors.

Some enzymes can lose their activity during isolation or immobilization; this risk is eliminated by the use of whole cells.

Enzymes in the cell's natural environment are usually extremely stable.

Multi-step enzyme reactions in intact cells can be used, making it possible to avoid the preparation of complicated artificial multi-enzyme systems.

Coenzymes and activators are often present in the cells, and thus, it is not necessary to add them into the system; the cell itself usually cares for their effective regeneration.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Cell-Based Biosensors - Construction and Peculiarities of Basic Types of Cell-Based Biosensors - Properties of Cell-Based Biosensors - Causes of Cell-Based Biosensor Unselectivity - Methods of Selectivity Improvement of Cell-Based Biosensors - Practical Use of Cell-Based Biosensors - Conclusion and Future Prospects - Appendix - References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science