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A simple bioconjugate attachment protocol for use in single molecule force spectroscopy experiments based on mixed self-assembled monolayers.

Attwood, SJ and Simpson, AM and Stone, R and Hamaia, SW and Roy, D and Farndale, RW and Ouberai, M and E Welland, M (2012) A simple bioconjugate attachment protocol for use in single molecule force spectroscopy experiments based on mixed self-assembled monolayers. Int J Mol Sci, 13. pp. 13521-13541.

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Abstract

Single molecule force spectroscopy is a technique that can be used to probe the interaction force between individual biomolecular species. We focus our attention on the tip and sample coupling chemistry, which is crucial to these experiments. We utilised a novel approach of mixed self-assembled monolayers of alkanethiols in conjunction with a heterobifunctional crosslinker. The effectiveness of the protocol is demonstrated by probing the biotin-avidin interaction. We measured unbinding forces comparable to previously reported values measured at similar loading rates. Specificity tests also demonstrated a significant decrease in recognition after blocking with free avidin.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:22
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 01:18
DOI: 10.3390/ijms131013521

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