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Title: Controlling orientations of immobilized oligopeptides using N-terminal cysteine labels
Authors: Bi, X. 
Hartono, D. 
Yang, K.-L. 
Issue Date: 20-May-2008
Citation: Bi, X., Hartono, D., Yang, K.-L. (2008-05-20). Controlling orientations of immobilized oligopeptides using N-terminal cysteine labels. Langmuir 24 (10) : 5238-5240. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This letter reports a strategy of using N-terminal cysteine labels for controlling the immobilization of oligopeptides on aldehyde-terminated surfaces through the formation of stable thiazolidine rings. We also study the effect of cysteine position (either N-terminal or C-terminal) and lysine residue on the immobilization of oligopeptides. On the basis of our ellipsometry and quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) results, we conclude that the proposed immobilization strategy is highly site-specific. It works only when cysteine is in the N-terminal position, and the formation of thiazolidine is much faster than the formation of imines between lysine residues and aldehydes, even in the presence of a reducing agent such as NaBH3CN. By labeling an oligopeptide CSNKTRIDEANNKATKML with an N-terminal cysteine, we immobilize this oligopeptide on an aldehyde-terminated surface and investigate the enzymatic activity of trypsin acting on the oligopeptide. It is found that trypsin is able to cleave the immobilized oligopeptide having a single anchoring point at the N-terminal cysteine. No cleavage is observed when the oligopeptide is immobilized through multiple anchoring points at lysine residues. © 2008 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Langmuir
ISSN: 07437463
DOI: 10.1021/la800458s
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