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Mucin – electrolyte interactions at the solid/liquid interface probed by QCM-D
YKI – Ytkemiska institutet.
2008 (English)In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 24, 3348-3357 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

he interaction between mucin and ions has been investigated by employing the quartz crystal microbalance technique with measurement of energy dissipation. The study was partially aimed at understanding the adsorption of mucin on surfaces with different chemistry, and for this purpose, surfaces exposing COOH, OH, and CH3 groups were prepared. Mucin adsorbed to all three types of functionalized gold surfaces. Adsorption to the hydrophobic surface and to the charged hydrophilic surface (COOH) occured with high affinity despite the fact that in the latter case both mucin and the surface were negatively charged. On the uncharged hydrophilic surface exposing OH groups, the adsorption of mucin was very low. Another aim was to elucidate conformational changes induced by electrolytes on mucin layers adsorbed on hydrophobic surfaces from 30 mM NaNO3. To this end, we investigated the effect of three electrolytes with increasing cation valance: NaCl, CaCl2 and LaCl3. At low NaCl concentrations, the preadsorbed layer expands, whereas at higher concentrations of NaCl the layer becomes more compact. This swelling/compacting of the mucin layer is fully reversible for NaCl. When the mucin layer instead is exposed to CaCl2 or LaCl3, compaction is observed at 1 mM. For CaCl2, this process is only partially reversible, and for LaCl3, the changes are irreversible within the time frame of the experiment. Finally, mucin interaction with the DTAB cationic surfactant in an aqueous solution of different electrolytes was evaluated with turbidimetry measurements. It is concluded that the electrolytes used in this work screen the association between mucin and DTAB and that the effect increases with increasing cation valency.

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2008. Vol. 24, 3348-3357 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-27130OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-27130DiVA: diva2:1054134
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