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Probing Protein Adsorption onto Mercaptoundecanoic Acid Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles and Surfaces by Quartz Crystal Microbalance and ζ-Potential Measurements
Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State UniVersity, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State UniVersity, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State UniVersity, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State UniVersity, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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2007 (English)In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 23, no 11, 6053-6062 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The adsorption characteristics of three proteins [bovine serum albumin (BSA), myoglobin (Mb), and cytochrome c (CytC)] onto self-assembled monolayers of mercaptoundecanoic acid (MUA) on both gold nanoparticles (AuNP) and gold surfaces (Au) are described. The combination of quartz crystal microbalance measurements with dissipation (QCM-D) and pH titrations of the zeta-potential provide information on layer structure, surface coverage, and potential. All three proteins formed adsorption layers consisting of an irreversibly adsorbed fraction and a reversibly adsorbed fraction. BSA showed the highest affinity for the MUA/Au, forming an irreversibly adsorbed rigid monolayer with a side-down orientation and packing close to that expected in the jamming limit. In addition, BSA showed a large change in the adsorbed mass due to reversibly bound protein. The data indicate that the irreversibly adsorbed fraction of CytC is a monolayer structure, whereas the irreversibly adsorbed Mb is present in form of a bilayer. The observation of stable BSA complexes on MUA/AuNPs at the isoelectric point by zeta-potential measurements demonstrates that BSA can sterically stabilize MUA/AuNP. On the other hand, MUA/AuNP coated with either Mb or CytC formed a reversible flocculated state at the isoelectric point. The colloidal stability differences may be correlated with weaker binding in the reversibly bound overlayer in the case of Mb and CytC as compared to BSA.

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2007. Vol. 23, no 11, 6053-6062 p.
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Gold nanoparticles, Isoelectric points, PH titrations
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Physical Chemistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8079DOI: 10.1021/la063725aISI: 000246456700031Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-34249899906OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8079DiVA: diva2:13305
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Available from: 2008-03-07 Created: 2008-03-07 Last updated: 2016-05-16Bibliographically approved
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1. Lubrication and Surface Properties of Adsorbed Layers of Polyelectrolytes and Proteins
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lubrication and Surface Properties of Adsorbed Layers of Polyelectrolytes and Proteins
2008 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
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Friction forces between protein / polyelectrolyte layers, adsorption properties of proteins, and conformational changes due to variation in electrolyte concentration have been investigated. The aim was to obtain better understanding of adsorbed layer properties, with focus on the relation between layer structure and lubrication capabilities. The major techniques used were AFM (atomic force microscope) with colloidal probe for normal force and friction measurements together with QCM-D (quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation) for measurement of adsorption and conformational changes of adsorbed layers.

A comparison between some techniques for calibration of the AFM instrument for friction measurements was made to find the most suitably one for colloidal probe friction measurements in aqueous solutions. It is suggested that the normal and torsional Sader methods are preferred in combination with torsional detector sensitivity measurement, for which one new methodology has been proposed.

Adsorption was studied for bovine serum albumin, cytochrome c, myoglobin and mucin, whereas conformational changes of the adsorbed layer were monitored only for mucin. It was found that it was essential to take into account bulk density and viscosity changes for correct interpretations of QCM data when studying the effect of changes in electrolyte type and concentration on preadsorbed layers of mucin, and also when having different (high) concentrations of proteins in the measuring solution. The adsorbed amount of proteins appears to depend on the strength of the surface attachment, in such a manner that a too high affinity reduces the adsorbed amount.

Friction properties in aqueous solution have been studied for adsorbed layers of PEO45MEMA:METAC co-polyelectrolytes, with varying density of grafted PEO45 side chains and varying charge density, as well as for a naturally occurring polyelectrolyte (chitosan) and the glycoprotein mucin. These polymers were used to cover a wide range of different types of adsorbed layers and interactions to gain a better understanding of friction mechanisms and demands on layer properties for achieving favourable lubrication. It was found that the common features of low friction layers are that no attractive forces are present, and that excluded volume and / or electrostatic forces counteract chain interpenetration under load.

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Stockholm: KTH, 2008. vii, 59 p.
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Trita-CHE-Report, ISSN 1654-1081 ; 2008:16
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biochemistry, biomedical engineering
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Physical Chemistry
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4663 (URN)978-91-7178-891-7 (ISBN)
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2008-03-27, Sal F3, KTH, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 10:00
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QC 20100903Available from: 2008-03-07 Created: 2008-03-07 Last updated: 2010-09-03Bibliographically approved

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