PEGylation of surface protein filaments: coverage and impact on denaturation
Slavin, Stacy, Khoshdel, Ezat and Haddleton, David M.. (2011) PEGylation of surface protein filaments: coverage and impact on denaturation. RSC Advances , Vol.1 (No.1). pp. 58-66. ISSN 2046-2069Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1ra00157d
N-Hydroxysuccinimidyl functional polymers for multi-site bioconjugation to amine residues present in α-keratin protein filaments were synthesised via living radical polymerisation. Monomers containing di(ethylene glycol) and poly(ethylene glycol) were employed to give water soluble polymers which were characterised using 1H NMR and size exclusion chromatography (SEC). The denaturation temperature of the PEG–keratin conjugates was examined using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) to show that after conjugation to damaged keratinous material, the structural properties of the protein were improved against thermal degradation. Scanning electron microscopy was used to visualise surface coverage.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||RSC Advances|
|Publisher:||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 58-66|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Unilever PLC, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)|
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