Stanford Researchers Use Gold Nanoparticles to Develop Color-Coded Protein-Folding Test | GenomeWeb

Researchers at Stanford University have attached proteins to gold nanoparticles to develop a color-coded test for observing protein folding. When the protein attached to gold is folded in solution, the solution is red; when the protein is unfolded, the solution is blue.

The new color test does not reveal anything new about the chemistry of protein folding, the scientists said, but it presents a novel, cheap, and simple way of observing the process.

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