Antibodies are the immune system's warriors. Their role is to pinpoint disease pathogens, attaching to them and neutralizing their effects. Though antibodies are of great value for biomedical research, the process of creating them has been time-consuming and tedious. Researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have developed a much faster and simpler way of making synthetic antibodies, by carrying out the usual steps in reverse.
High-throughput technique for random peptides
Publish date: 2010-05-20 Source: biowww Author: biowww Hits: 21
Biodesign Institute researchers Stephen Albert Johnston and Chris Diehnelt have developed a high-throughput technique for random peptides, which are linked together to form a synthetic antibody, or synbody