Microbiochemical systems for enzymatic reactions

Kazuo Hosokawa, Teruo Fujii, Shuichi Shoji, Akira Yotumoto, Takahiko Nojima, Isao Endo

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Abstract

This paper discusses microfabricated structures for biochemical studies. We built microreactors using conventional MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) techniques-silicon anisotropic etching and glass-silicon anodic bonding. In the microreactors, luciferin-luciferase reaction was conducted as an example of enzymatic reactions. Firefly luciferase catalyzes oxidation of luciferin. Luminescence induced by this reaction was photographed on a extra-high speed film. Diffusion-based mixing in the microreactors was dearly visualized. Such information would be helpful for developing more complicated microbiochemical systems, can be detected easily because of its luminescence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages4
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 1st IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM'97 - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 1997 Jun 161997 Jun 20

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 1st IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM'97
CityTokyo, Jpn
Period97/6/1697/6/20

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Hosokawa, K., Fujii, T., Shoji, S., Yotumoto, A., Nojima, T., & Endo, I. (1997). Microbiochemical systems for enzymatic reactions. In IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM (pp. 4). IEEE.