Thermodynamic study of interactions between ZnO and ZnO binding peptides using isothermal titration calorimetry

Limo, M.J. and Perry, C.C. ORCID: 0000-0003-1517-468X, 2015. Thermodynamic study of interactions between ZnO and ZnO binding peptides using isothermal titration calorimetry. Langmuir, 31 (24), pp. 6814-6822. ISSN 0743-7463

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Whilst material specific peptide binding sequences have been identified using a combination of combinato-rial methods and computational modelling tools, a deep molecular level understanding of the fundamental principles through which these interactions occur and in some instances modify the morphology of inorganic materials is far from being fully realized. Understanding the thermodynamic changes that occur during peptide-inorganic interactions and correlating these to structural modifications of the inorganic materials could be the key to achieving and mastering con-trol over material formation processes. This study is a detailed investigation applying isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) to directly probe thermodynamic changes that occur during interaction of ZnO binding peptides (ZnO-BPs) and ZnO. The ZnO-BPs used are reported sequences G-12 (GLHVMHKVAPPR), GT-16 (GLHVMHKVAPPR-GGGC) and alanine mutants of G-12 (G-12A6, G-12A11 and G-12A12) whose interaction with ZnO during solution synthesis studies have been extensively investigated. The interactions of the ZnO-BPs with ZnO yielded biphasic isotherms comprising both an endo-thermic and an exothermic event. Qualitative differences were observed in the isothermal profiles of the different pep-tides and ZnO particles studied. Measured ΔG values were between -6 and -8.5 kcal/mol and high adsorption affinity val-ues indicated the occurrence of favourable ZnO-BP-ZnO interactions. ITC has great potential in its use to understand peptide-inorganic interactions and with continued development, the knowledge gained may be instrumental for simplifi-cation of selection processes of organic molecules for the advancement of material synthesis and design.

Item Type: Journal article
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Publication Title: Langmuir
Creators: Limo, M.J. and Perry, C.C.
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Date: June 2015
Volume: 31
Number: 24
ISSN: 0743-7463
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:08
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:50

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