|Biofunctional asymmetric membranes allow unidirectional transport of chemical and biological agents.
Researchers at Purdue University have developed novel approaches that allow the active transport structures on the biofunctional membranes to be oriented in large arrays and supported to provide directional transport and mechanical stability. This has been achieved using synthetic chemical and biological materials that are known to enhance stability. This approach will facilitate identification of promising pharmaceutical compounds, fingerprinting unknown environmental toxins based on membrane protein activity patterns, and rapid, high-throughput analysis of drug candidates for human multidrug resistance transporters and other membrane protein targets of disease.
-Uses smaller quantities
-Structure arrangement provides membrane with mechanical stability
-Facilitates identification of pharmaceutical compounds
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