We report an approach for immobilizing iso-l-cytochrome c from Saccharomyces cerevisiae on oxygen exposing surfaces derivatized with SH-terminated silanes. The SH moieties from silanes have been brought to react with the partially buried Cys102, forming an intermolecular disulfide bond which anchored covalently cytochrome c to the surface. The presence of a single cysteine residue on the protein surface imparted a well-defined orientation to the molecular edifice. Molecular constructs obtained with native cytochrome c and with a cysteine-depleted mutant (C102T) have been investigated by means of scanning force microscopy under liquid, which was performed to assay the quality of the molecular carpet, showing that the native protein formed a robust monolayer at the surface, whereas only a negligible amount of physisorbed molecules were detected in the case of a mutant. UV-vis absorption spectroscopy was performed to confirm that immobilization takes place via the Cys102 residue. Linear sweep voltammetric measurements showed retention of the redox activity of the covalently immobilized cytochrome c, confirming the viability of the proposed immobilization method for obtaining monolayers of redox active molecules.
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|Anno di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Titolo:||Grabbing Yeast iso-1-cytochrome c by Cys102: an effective approach for the assembly of functionally active metalloprotein carpets|
|Autori:||M. Gerunda; C.A. Bortolotti; A. Alessandrini; M. Sola; G. Battistuzzi; P. Facci|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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