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Comparison of the adsorption kinetics and surface arrangement of "as received" and purified bovine submaxillary gland mucin (BSM) on hydrophilic surfaces
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, E-ISSN 1095-7103, Vol. 336, no 1, 30-39 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The effect of bovine serum albumin (BSA) as impurity in a commercial bovine submaxillary gland mucin preparation (BSM; Sigma M3895) on the adsorption of BSM to hydrophilic surfaces (mica and silica) has been Studied in terms of adsorption kinetics, amount and structure of the formed adlayer. The Surface Force Apparatus (SFA) was used to gain information about the extended and compressed structure of adsorbed "as received" BSM, purified BSM, BSA extracted from the "as received" BSM and mixtures of the latter Purified proteins. The adsorbed amount was estimated using a combination of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Enzyme-Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (ELISA), Enzyme-Linked Lectin Assay (ELLA), Dual Polarization Interferometry (DPI) and Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM-D) measurements. Under the used conditions, purified BSM showed very low affinity for silica and only small amounts were found to adsorb on mica. Initially, the BSM molecules adopted an extended conformation on the mica surface with tails extending into the bulk phase. These tails were irreversibly compressed into a very thin (10 A) layer upon applying a high load. "As received" BSM formed considerably thicker Compressed layers (35 A); however, the extended layer structure was qualitatively the same. When Mixtures of purified BSM and BSA were coadsorbed on mica, a 9 wt-% albumin content gave a comparable layer thickness as the "as received" BSM and from XPS data we draw the conclusion that the albumin content in the layer adsorbed from "as received" BSM was approximately 5 wt-%. Adsorption from an equal amount of BSM and BSA revealed that even though the amount of BSM is scarce in the mixed layer, the few BSM molecules have a drastic effect on the adsorbed thickness and Structure. Clearly, this study shows the importance of characterizing the mucin used since differences in purity give rise to different adsorption behaviours in terms of both adsorbed amount and layer Structure. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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2009. Vol. 336, no 1, 30-39 p.
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Mucin, Albumin, Dual Polarisation Interferometry, Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring, Surface Force Apparatus, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Enzyme-Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay, Enzyme-Linked Lectin Assay
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Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-128996DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2009.03.061ISI: 000266845400004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-128996DiVA: diva2:332423
Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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