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Plastic antibodies

Imprinting molecular memory on the surface of polymer nanoparticles creates artificial antibodies that can recognize and neutralize a toxic peptide in vivo.

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Figure 1: A schematic representation of molecular imprinting of a synthetic polymer.
Figure 2: Biodistribution of melittin and MIP nanoparticles.


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