TITLE

Study of Structural Changes of Lactoferrin Using Flow Injection Analysis with Electrochemical Detection on Glassy Carbon Electrode

AUTHOR(S)
Zitka, Ondrej; Horna, Ales; Stejskal, Karel; Zehnalek, Josef; Adam, Vojtech; Havel, Ladislav; Zeman, Ladislav; Kizek, Rene
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Acta Chimica Slovenica;2007, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Lactoferrin is considered to be a multifunctional protein. It appears to play several biologically important roles, where its structure is very crucial. The aim of this work was to investigate the basic electrochemical behaviour of lactoferrin by both stationary and flow electrochemical methods with respect its structural changes under various denaturing conditions. The electroactivity of lactoferrin was studied by three various electrochemical methods (linear sweep, differential pulse and square wave voltammetry). Based on the results obtained, we utilized flow injection analysis with electrochemical detection (FIA-ED) for determination of lactoferrin. We found out that the most suitable FIA-ED conditions were as follows: working electrode potential of 900 mV, Britton-Robinson buffer (pH 4.5) as the mobile phase, its flow rate 1 ml min-1. Finally, we attempted to follow the changes of lactoferrin signal in the presence of chemical compounds or under the physical conditions leading to changes in its structure. As we have shown here, electrochemical analysis enables us to distinguish changes of protein structure easily and rapidly.
ACCESSION #
24895725

 

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