By using fixed charges to engineer a strong electroosmotic flow, we achieve the unidirectional transport of natural polypeptides across nanopores. Our approach enables native proteins to be transported enzymatically and non-enzymatically in the absence of denaturant and electrophoretic tags, with potential applications for protein sequencing.
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This is a summary of: Sauciuc, A. et al. Translocation of linearized full-length proteins through an engineered nanopore under opposing electrophoretic force. Nat. Biotech. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-023-01954-x (2023).
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Electroosmotic flow across nanopores for single-molecule protein sequencing. Nat Biotechnol (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-023-01976-5