Glycoprotein nanotube traps influenza virus

Shuta Yuge, Motofusa Akiyama, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Kazuma Yagi, Yoko Nakai, Ryo Adachi, Teruyuki Komatsu

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We report the synthesis, structure, and influenza A virus trapping capability of protein nanotubes with an internal wall of fetuin glycoprotein. The nanotubes were fabricated via the alternating layer-by-layer assembly of human serum albumin (HSA), poly-L-arginine (PLA), and fetuin into a track-etched polycarbonate (PC) membrane (pore size, 800 nm), followed by dissolution of the PC template. In an aqueous medium, the (PLA/HSA)5 PLA/fetuin nanotubes captured influenza A virus PR8 (H1N1) efficiently, as revealed by ELISA measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Fetuin glycoprotein
  • Influenza virus
  • Layer-by-layer assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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