Generation of High-Affinity Molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticles for Protein Recognition via a Solid-Phase Synthesis Protocol

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2073)


Molecularly imprinted polymers are leading technology in the development of protein biomimetics. This chapter describes the protocol for the synthesis of protein imprinted nanoparticles. These materials exhibit exceptional affinity (into the nM/pM range) and selectivity for their target template. The nanoparticles can be developed for a wide range of targets, while exhibiting excellent robustness, solubility, and flexibility in use. They are finding use in the creation of drug delivery vectors and sensing and recognition assays.

Key words

Molecular imprinting MIPs Nanoparticle synthesis Molecular recognition Epitope recognition Biomimetic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK
  2. 2.School of PharmacyDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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