"Fish-in-Net", a Novel Method for Cell Immobilization of Zymomonas mobilis.

Title"Fish-in-Net", a Novel Method for Cell Immobilization of Zymomonas mobilis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsNiu X, Wang Z, Li Y, Zhao Z, Liu J, Jiang L, Xu H, Li Z
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue11
Paginatione79569
Date Published2013
Abstract

Inorganic mesoporous materials exhibit good biocompatibility and hydrothermal stability for cell immobilization. However, it is difficult to encapsulate living cells under mild conditions, and new strategies for cell immobilization are needed. We designed a "fish-in-net" approach for encapsulation of enzymes in ordered mesoporous silica under mild conditions. The main objective of this study is to demonstrate the potential of this approach in immobilization of living cells.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0080583
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE