Su, D, Li, Y, Yates, EA, Skidmore, MA, Lima, MA and Fernig, DG (2022) Analysis of protein-heparin interactions using a portable SPR instrument. PeerJ Analytical Chemistry, 4 (e15). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2691-6630

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<jats:p>Optical biosensors such as those based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) are a key analytical tool for understanding biomolecular interactions and function as well as the quantitative analysis of analytes in a wide variety of settings. The advent of portable SPR instruments enables analyses in the field. A critical step in method development is the passivation and functionalisation of the sensor surface. We describe the assembly of a surface of thiolated oleyl ethylene glycol/biotin oleyl ethylene glycol and its functionalisation with streptavidin and reducing end biotinylated heparin for a portable SPR instrument. Such surfaces can be batch prepared and stored. Two examples of the analysis of heparin-binding proteins are presented. The binding of fibroblast growth factor 2 and competition for the binding of a heparan sulfate sulfotransferase by a library of selectively modified heparins and suramin, which identify the selectivity of the enzyme for sulfated structures in the polysaccharide and demonstrate suramin as a competitor for the enzyme’s sugar acceptor site. Heparin functionalised surfaces should have a wide applicability, since this polysaccharide is a close structural analogue of the host cell surface polysaccharide, heparan sulfate, a receptor for many endogenous proteins and viruses.</jats:p>

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Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD415 Biochemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2022 10:18
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 10:18

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