TITLE

12-Mercaptododecyl β-maltoside-modified gold nanoparticles: specific ligands for concanavalin A having long flexible hydrocarbon chains

AUTHOR(S)
Sato, Yukari; Murakami, Teiichi; Yoshioka, Kyoko; Niwa, Osamu
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Aug2008, Vol. 391 Issue 7, p2527
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A simple and highly specific protein detection system using glycoconjugated gold nanoparticles was investigated. This system was based on the aggregation of gold nanoparticles coated with carbohydrate alkanethiols in the presence of corresponding proteins (lectins) that had specific recognition for certain carbohydrates. In order to construct an efficient specific recognition system, maltoside alkanethiol was adopted as an effective sensing modifier having a disaccharide group and a flexible long alkyl chain. The surface modification of gold nanoparticles with maltoside alkanethiol resulted in a shift and broadening (from 520 to 610 nm) of the absorption peak. Monodispersed maltoside-adsorbed gold nanoparticles aggregated with the specific lectin, concanavalin A (Con A). This phenomenon was used to detect the presence of Con A and to estimate concentrations of Con A in sample solutions. The precipitate of the maltoside–gold nanoparticle–Con A mixture was redispersed by addition of methyl α- D-mannopyranoside whose adsorption coefficient is larger than that of maltoside with Con A.
ACCESSION #
33372832

 

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