pH-INSENSITIVE GLUCOSE INDICATOR PROTEIN

Description:

pH-Insensitive Glucose

Indicator Protein

 

Diabetes mellitus is one of the major health care problems of the world,

affecting millions of people worldwide, and resulting in an effort to develop

noninvasive methods for fast, painless, and convenient monitoring of glucose.

Currently, a variety of glucose binding proteins have been isolated, well characterized,

are highly specific for glucose binding, but do not provide any optical

signal in the visible region upon glucose binding.

The present invention provides a pH-insensitive glucose indicator protein/

biosensor with intrinsic signal transduction mechanisms to provide noninvasive

methods of monitoring a wide range of glucose concentrations in

vivo. The glucose indicator protein (GIP) encompasses a glucose binding protein,

a fluorescence donor, and a fluorescence acceptor. Conformational

changes in the glucose binding protein caused by the glucose binding results

in a change in fluorescent resonance energy between the fluorescent donor

and acceptor, resulting in a detectable signal. Additionally, the GIP is insensitive

to in vivo pH changes, but is sensitive to a wide range of glucose concentrations.

Another aspect of the invention encompasses an in vivo method for

the determining the concentration of glucose, by providing a biosensor comprising

at least two pH insensitive GIPs.

 

APPLICATIONS

 Blood Glucose Monitoring

ADVANTAGES

 pH insensitive

 Sensitive to a wide range of

glucose concentrations

 Intrinsic transduction mechanisms

 Provides for optical signal in

the visible region upon glucose

binding

 Noninvasive for fast, painless,

and convenient monitoring of

glucose

I.P.

U.S. Patent 8,741,591 &

U.S. Patent Application

14/288,472

 

INVENTOR

Dr. Kaiming Ye is a professor and chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering,

Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Binghamton University, SUNY.

His research interests focus on stem cell and regenerative medicine and 3D tissue

and organ printing.

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Diagnostics
Healthcare
For Information, Contact:
Scott Hancock
Director, IP Management and Licensing
Binghamton University
(607) 777-5874
shancock@binghamton.edu
Inventors:
Kaiming Ye
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