Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces

Adsorption of fluorescently labeled protein residues on poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid) films modified with affinity functionalities.

PMID 16750613


Poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid) (EAA) films were reacted with glycine, 12-aminododecanoic acid, aspartic acid, 5-aminoisophthalic acid, ethanolamine, diethylamine, dimethylamine, N-isopropylamine, and dimethylaminoethyleneamine to prepare EAA films with negatively charged, non-charged, hydrophilic, and hydrophobic functionalities. Attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and contact angle measurements were used to characterize the modified EAA films. Analyses revealed that the films were modified on the surfaces and also in the bulk; therefore, bulk properties such as cohesive energy density were changed even though the surfaces remained hydrophobic. Adsorption studies were performed for two fluorescently labeled protein residues, dansyl-L-phenylalanine (dansyl-F) and dansyl-L-glutamine (dansyl-Q), from pH 7.4 buffer solutions. The adsorption results revealed that dimethylaminoethyleneamine functionality gave the highest uptake among the functionalities studied, and adsorption was more favorable for dansyl-F than dansyl-Q. Adsorption behavior is discussed in terms of hydrophobic-hydrophobic (dispersion) interactions and Coulombic interactions.