Controlled Orientation and Covalent Attachment of Proteins on Biosensor Surfaces by Chelation Assisted Photoimmobilization
2013 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
This report presents a novel method for uniform orientation and covalent attachment of proteins to sensing surfaces, termed Chelation Assisted Photoimmobilization (CAP). Alkanethiols terminated with either nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA), benzophenone (BP) or oligo(ethylene glycol) were synthesized and mixed self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) were prepared on gold and thoroughly characterized by infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRAS), ellipsometry and contact angle goniometry. In the process of CAP, NTA chelates Ni2+ and the complex coordinates a His-tagged ligand in an oriented assembly. The ligand is then photoimmobilized via BP, which forms covalent bonds upon UV light activation. The CAP concept was demonstrated using human IgG-Fc modified with C-terminal hexahistidine tags (His-IgGFc) as the ligand and protein A as the analyte.
In the development of affinity biosensors, uniform orientation of ligand molecules where all analyte binding sites are accessible is often preferred to random orientation. In order to monitor the effect of ligand orientation on analyte response, the ligand-analyte interaction was quantified by surface plasmon resonance analysis, both in the case of CAP and when the ligand was attached by conventional amine coupling on surfaces presenting NTA. Responses were adjusted for differences in ligand immobilization level using IRAS. The normalized analyte response with randomly oriented ligand was 2.5 times higher than that with ligand immobilized by CAP, probably due to molecular crowding effects on the surface and the fact that His-IgGFc is bivalent for protein A. This is a reminder that many other factors than orientation alone may play a decisive role in analyte binding on biosensor surfaces.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Biosensor, Surface chemistry, Protein immobilization, Orientation
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-87929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-87929DiVA: diva2:601398