Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: Promising Tool for the Human Virus Detection

  • Muhammad Shahzeb Khan International Islamic University Islamabad
  • Muhammad Ibrar Asif International Islamic University Islamabad
  • Amina Khatoon
  • Shafia Arshad
  • Iqra Karim

Abstract

Molecular imprinting is an attractive research area for synthesizing unique functional polymers with high selectivity due to template oriented active sites. Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) have a wide range of applications in chemical and biological sensing, drug delivery, and solidphase extraction owing to mechanical stability, reversibility, reproducibility, and cross-validity. MIPs are compatible with natural antibodies and are being used as antibody mimics/receptors in the biomedical field. Today, viral detection is the most popular research area due to emerging viral diseases with genetic variability and drug resistance. Therefore, there is a need to control viral infections by discriminative recognition of the viral pathogens. This review summarizes the literature on the detection of human viruses by using MIPs.

Published
Dec 23, 2021
How to Cite
KHAN, Muhammad Shahzeb et al. Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: Promising Tool for the Human Virus Detection. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 2, p. 197-209, dec. 2021. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/790>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21743/pjaec/2021.12.01.