Zdjęcie: Net charge and electrophoretic mobility of lysozyme charge ladders in solutions of nonionic surfactant

Net charge and electrophoretic mobility of lysozyme charge ladders in solutions of nonionic surfactant

We report on the electrophoretic mobility and on the thermal diffusion of lysozyme proteins dissolved in aqueous solutions of a nonionic surfactant (C12E6) at a wide range of concentrations of the surfactant (0-20% by weight). We want to estimate the influence of a dense network of elongated micelles of C12E6 on the effective charge of the proteins as observed in the capillary electrophoresis experiments. The possible mechanism leading to the change in the effective charge of protein could involve the deformation of the cloud of counterions around the protein when it squeezes through the narrow (of the order of a protein diameter) aqueous channels formed in the solution of elongated micelles. The combination of independent measurements of the electrophoretic mobility of a family of modified proteins (lysozyme charge ladder [Colton et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 12701]), of the microviscosity of the solutions of surfactant (obtained via fluorescence correlation spectroscopy), and of the hydrodynamic radius of the proteins (photon correlation spectroscopy) allow us to conclude that the effective charge of the proteins is not affected by the presence of surfactant, even at high concentrations.

  • Autor: Szymanski J ; Pobozy E ; Trojanowicz M; Wilk A; Garstecki P; Holyst R
  • Rok: 2007
  • Źródło: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B
  • Plik: pobierz

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