Proteolytic cleavage reveals interaction patterns between silica nanoparticles and two variants of human carbonic anhydrase
2005 (English)In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 21, no 25, 11903-11906 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To characterize the sites on the protein surface that are involved in the adsorption to silica nanoparticles and the subsequent rearrangements of the protein/nanoparticle interaction, a novel approach has been used. After incubation of protein with silica nanoparticles for 2 or 16 h, the protein was cleaved with trypsin and the peptide fragments were analyzed with mass spectrometry. The nanoparticle surface area was in 16-fold excess over available protein surface to minimize the probability that the initial binding would be affected by other protein molecules. When the fragment patterns obtained in the presence and absence of silica nanoparticles were compared, we were able to characterize the protein fragments that interact with the surface. This approach has allowed us to identify the initial binding sites on the protein structure and the rearrangement of the binding sites that occur upon prolonged incubation with the surface.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 21, no 25, 11903-11906 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50344DOI: 10.1021/la050477uOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50344DiVA: diva2:271240