A novel taste sensor based on ion channels incorporated in nano-lipid bilayer membranes

Qingjun Liu, Jinjiang Yu, Zongbin Liu, Wei Zhang, Ping Wang, Mo Yang

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Abstract

Biological studies have elucidated the gustatory detection of taste receptor cells often take place on ion channels or receptors in cells membranes. In this study, we build a novel electronic tongue based on ion channels of channel-active peptides gramicidin incorporated in lipid bilayer membranes with highly ordered nanopores. By impedance analysis, this novel biomimetic sensing systems can separate tastants by their functional characters to ion channels. This nano-lipid platform is useful to study special ion channels or receptors with potential detecting for special kind of taste.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th Asian-Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, APCMBE 2008
Pages306-308
Number of pages3
Volume19 IFMBE
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event7th Asian-Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, APCMBE 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 22 Apr 200825 Apr 2008

Conference

Conference7th Asian-Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, APCMBE 2008
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period22/04/0825/04/08

Keywords

  • Electronic tongue
  • Ion channel
  • Lipid bilayer Membranes
  • Nanopores
  • Taste sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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