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Deposition of colloid particles on protein layers: Fibrinogen on mica.
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PMID:  21316698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Colloid particle deposition was applied to characterize fibrinogen (Fb) monolayers on mica, which were produced by controlled adsorption under diffusion transport. By adjusting the time of adsorption and the bulk Fb concentration, monolayers of desired surface concentration were obtained. The surface concentration of Fb was determined directly by AFM enumeration of single molecules adsorbed over the substrate surface. It was proven that Fb adsorbed irreversibly on mica both at pH 3.5 and at pH 7.4 with the rate governed by bulk transport. The electrokinetic properties of Fb monolayers produced in this way were studied using the streaming potential method. The dependence of the apparent zeta potential of Fb monolayers was determined as a function of the coverage. It was shown that for pH 3.5 the initial negative zeta potential of the mica substrate was converted to positive for Fb coverage exceeding 0.16. On the other hand, for pH 7.4, the zeta potential of a Fb-covered mica remained negative for the entire coverage range. The charge distribution in Fb monolayers was additionally studied using the colloid deposition method, in which negatively and positively charged polystyrene latex particles (ca. 800nm in diameter) were used. An anomalous deposition of negative latex particles on substrates exhibiting a negative zeta potential was observed. Results of these experiments were quantitatively interpreted in terms of the fluctuation theory assuming that adsorption sites consisted of two and three Fb molecules, for pH 3.5 and 7.4, respectively. These results suggested that for pH 7.4, the distribution of charge on Fb molecules was heterogeneous, characterized by the presence of positive patches, whereas the average zeta potential was negative, equal to -19mV. The utility of the colloid deposition method for studying Fb monolayers was further demonstrated in deposition experiments involving positive latex particles. It was shown that for a rather broad range of fibrinogen coverage, both the positive and the negative latex particles can adsorb on surfaces covered by Fb, which behaved, therefore, as superadsorbing surfaces. It was also concluded that the colloid deposition method can be used to determine the Fb bulk concentration for the range inaccessible for other methods.
Z Adamczyk; M Nattich; M Wasilewska; M Sadowska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of colloid and interface science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-7103     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043125     Medline TA:  J Colloid Interface Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Niezapominajek 8, 30-239 Cracow, Poland.
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