A team led by Oxford Nanopore co-founder Hagan Bayley has demonstrated the ability of a nanopore sensor to distinguish between differentially phosphorylated forms of the protein thioredoxin.

Detailed in a study published this week in Nature Biotechnology, the findings "provide a step toward nanopore proteomics," the authors wrote, adding that "applications of nanopore proteomics could be available in as few as two or three years."

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