Solid-Solid Interface Adsorption of Proteins and Enzymes in Nanophase-Separated Amphiphilic Conetworks

Dech, Stephan and Cramer, Tobias and Ladisch, Reinhild and Bruns, Nico and Tiller, Joerg C.. (2011) Solid-Solid Interface Adsorption of Proteins and Enzymes in Nanophase-Separated Amphiphilic Conetworks. Biomacromolecules, Vol. 12, H. 5. pp. 1594-1601.

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Amphiphilic polymer conetworks (APCNs) are materials with a very large interface between their hydrophilic and hydrophobic phases due to their nanophase-sepd. morphologies. Proteins were found to enrich in APCNs by up to 2 orders of magnitude when incubated in aq. protein solns., raising the question of the driving force of protein uptake into APCNs. The loading of poly(2-hydroxyethyl acrylate)-linked by-poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PHEA-l-PDMS) with heme proteins (myoglobin, horseradish peroxidase, Hb) and lipases was studied under variation of parameters such as incubation time, pH, concn. of the protein soln., and conetwork compn. Adsorption of enzymes to the uncharged interface is the main reason for protein uptake, resulting in protein loading of up to 23 wt. %. Exptl. results were supported by computation of electrostatic potential maps of a lipase, indicating that hydrophobic patches are responsible for the adsorption to the interface. The findings underscore the potential of enzyme-loaded APCNs in biocatalysis and as sensors.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Former Organization Units Chemistry > Makromolekulare Chemie (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Bruns, Nico
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Soc.
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