Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Milk as a chemical reagent

I was just reading this paper from Nano Letters, and found the following sentence quite entertaining (the bolding is mine):

"Nonspecific binding of rhodamine-labeled anti-Ad 12 Knob protein attached to carbon nanotubes was prevented by blocking this reaction with 4% milk, which contains a number of unrelated, nonspecific proteins in high concentrations."

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