Influence of different pluronic surface modifications and pressure on microdialysis protein extraction efficiency
2015 (English)In: Biomedical microdevices (Print), ISSN 1387-2176, E-ISSN 1572-8781Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
There is growing interest in using microdialysis (MD) for monitoring larger and more complexmolecules such as neuropeptides and proteins. This promotes the use of MD membranes withmolecular weight cut off (MWCO) of 100 kDa. Hence, the hydrodynamic property of themembrane goes to ultrafiltration, making the sampling more sensitive to pressure changes. Also,despite the large membrane pore size, studies have shown that membrane biofouling still leads tounstable catheter performance. Our objective is to study in vitro how four kinds of surfacemodifications (Pluronic L31, L44, F87 and F127+L31) affect the fluid recovery (FR) andextraction efficiency (EE) of 100 kDa MWCO MD catheters, under controlled pressure. Apressure chamber was employed to facilitate the tests, using as MD sample a protein standardwith proteins of similar concentrations as in human cerebral spinal fluid. The collected dialysatefractions were examined for FR and EE. Targeted mass spectrometry analysed the EE ofindividual proteins and peptides. The thicker the pluronic adsorption layer, the less thehydrodynamic diameter of the membrane pores, leading to lower and more stable FR. The foursurface modifications had three different behaviours: Pluronic F127 + L31 showed similarbehavior to the Pluronic F127 and the native original membrane; Pluronic F87 showed acontinuous EE increase with pressure; Pluronic L31 and L44 showed similar EE values, whichwere stable with pressure. Different surface modifications are clearly selective to differentproteins and peptides. We conclude that a pluronic surface modification could provide MDsampling with more stable FR, and more stable or enhanced EE with high FR, depending on theobjective of the sampling.
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microdialysis, surface modification, poloxamer, protein, extraction efficiency
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Microsystems Technology; Engineering Science with specialization in Materials Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-261557OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-261557DiVA: diva2:850631
FunderBerzelii Centre EXSELENT