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Biogenic gas nanostructures as ultrasonic molecular reporters

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Nanotechnology, March 2014
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Title
Biogenic gas nanostructures as ultrasonic molecular reporters
Published in
Nature Nanotechnology, March 2014
DOI 10.1038/nnano.2014.32
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Authors

Mikhail G. Shapiro, Patrick W. Goodwill, Arkosnato Neogy, Melissa Yin, F. Stuart Foster, David V. Schaffer, Steven M. Conolly

Abstract

Ultrasound is among the most widely used non-invasive imaging modalities in biomedicine, but plays a surprisingly small role in molecular imaging due to a lack of suitable molecular reporters on the nanoscale. Here, we introduce a new class of reporters for ultrasound based on genetically encoded gas nanostructures from microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea. Gas vesicles are gas-filled protein-shelled compartments with typical widths of 45-250 nm and lengths of 100-600 nm that exclude water and are permeable to gas. We show that gas vesicles produce stable ultrasound contrast that is readily detected in vitro and in vivo, that their genetically encoded physical properties enable multiple modes of imaging, and that contrast enhancement through aggregation permits their use as molecular biosensors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
Ireland 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 170 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 65 37%
Researcher 30 17%
Student > Bachelor 22 12%
Student > Master 19 11%
Unspecified 13 7%
Other 28 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 40 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 16%
Chemistry 27 15%
Unspecified 16 9%
Other 31 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 167. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 June 2019.
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#83,148
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#75
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