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Protein scaffolds for selective enrichment of metal ions

United States Patent

February 9, 2016
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Polypeptides comprising high affinity for the uranyl ion are provided. Methods for binding uranyl using such proteins are likewise provided and can be used, for example, in methods for uranium purification or removal.
He; Chuan (Chicago, IL), Zhou; Lu (Chicago, IL), Bosscher; Michael (Chicago, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
14/ 394,024
March 13, 2013
The invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG02-07ER15865 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.