Adsorption Kinetics of an Engineered Gold Binding Peptide by Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy and a Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Department of Chemistry, University of Washington Seattle, Seattle, Washington, United States
Langmuir (Impact Factor: 4.46). 09/2006; 22(18):7712-8. DOI: 10.1021/la0606897
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The adsorption kinetics of an engineered gold binding peptide on gold surface was studied by using both quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy systems. The gold binding peptide was originally selected as a 14-amino acid sequence by cell surface display and then engineered to have a 3-repeat form (3R-GBP1) with improved binding characteristics. Both sets of adsorption data for 3R-GBP1 were fit to Langmuir models to extract kinetics and thermodynamics parameters. In SPR, the adsorption onto the surface shows a biexponential behavior and this is explained as the effect of bimodal surface topology of the polycrystalline gold substrate on 3R-GBP1 binding. Depending on the concentration of the peptide, a preferential adsorption on the surface takes place with different energy levels. The kinetic parameters (e.g., K(eq) approximately 10(7) M(-1)) and the binding energy (approximately -8.0 kcal/mol) are comparable to synthetic-based self-assembled monolayers. The results demonstrate the potential utilization of genetically engineered inorganic surface-specific peptides as molecular substrates due to their binding specificity, stability, and functionality in an aqueous-based environment.

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    • "In this respect, we have already demonstrated that cells are capable to discriminate between covalently bound and adsorbed bioactive peptide on polymeric surfaces with preferential recognition of the conjugated one [14]. Meanwhile, in the last decade different amino acid sequences have been screened for specific and strong adsorption against inorganic or synthetic materials [15] [16]. "
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    • "More than 50 sequences of inorganic-binding polypeptides were identified, and the peptide having the amino acid sequence of MHGKTQATSGTIQS was studied (Brown, 1997; Sarikaya et al., 2004). Interestingly, the GBP sequence does not contain cysteine, which is known to form a covalent bond with gold (Brown, 1997); the adsorption kinetics of GBP on the gold surface was reported using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy (Tamerler FEMS Microbiol Lett 293 (2009) 141–147 c et al., 2006). Whereas many proteins and self-assembled monolayers bind to the gold surface via thiol linkage (Zhang et al., 1996; Tarek et al., 1999), the nature of GBP binding is thought to be different. "
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    • "The amount of bound peptide on the surface was determined by the shift in the refractive index dip position. A higher shift reflects high amount of peptide adsorption and a sharp increase reveals a faster binding (Chang et al., 2006; Tamerler et al., 2006). "
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