Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary De Vita, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Biomimetics: Virus-Tethered Magnetic Gold Microspheres with Biomimetic Architectures for Enhanced Immunoassays (Adv. Funct. Mater. 12/2013)
Inspired by the cellular threadlike structures, virus-decorated gold microspheres with high surface to volume ratios are described by Chang Su Jeon, Inseong Hwang, and Taek Dong Chung on page 1484. The filamentous viral scaffold allows dense modification with antibodies, while the thin gold layer protects non-specific bindings from serum samples, resulting in a significant increase in sensitivity in the bead-based immunoassay.