A direct technique for preparation of magnetically functionalised living yeast cells
García-Alonso, Javier; Fakhrullin, Rawil F.; Paunov, Vesselin N.
Rawil F. Fakhrullin
Professor Vesselin Paunov V.N.Paunov@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Physical Chemistry and Advanced Materials
A direct technique for preparation of magnetically functionalised yeast cells by using polyelectrolyte mediated deposition of magnetite nanoparticles is reported. We demonstrate that the cells preserve their viability after the magnetite deposition and show that the magnetic nanoparticles form a multilayered coating on the outer side of the yeast cell's wall. We applied our technique to produce magnetically functionalised yeast cells expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) under the control of RAD54-GFP reporter and demonstrated that their fluorescence emission is not influenced by the presence of magnetite-polyelectrolyte composite coating. We show that the individual cells can be successfully manipulated by an external magnetic field which can be used for their deposition, holding and subsequent removal from microfluidic devices for genotoxicity and cytotoxicity biosensor applications. Our technique for direct magnetization of cells can find many other biotech applications including biosensors, bioreactors and bioseparation. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publisher||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Fakhrullin, R. F., García-Alonso, J., & Paunov, V. N. (2010). A direct technique for preparation of magnetically functionalised living yeast cells. Soft matter, 6(2), 391-397. https://doi.org/10.1039/b914065d|
|Keywords||Magnetic yeast; Magnetic functionalization; Magnetite nanoparticles; Polyelectrolites|
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