Binding analysis between l-histidine immobilized and oligonucleotides by SPR and NMR

Binding analysis between l-histidine immobilized and oligonucleotides by SPR and NMR, Cruz, Carla, Santos Sandra D., Cabrita Eurico J., and Queiroz João A. , International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Volume 56, p.175-180, (2013)


Saturation transfer difference (STD) NMR technique and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) are used to study amino acid affinity supports–nucleotides interactions with l-histidine amino acid immobilized on a surface as model support. We have immobilized l-histidine ligand on a carboxymethyldextran- modified gold surface intended for surface plasmon resonance and we analyze the binding profiles of synthetic polynucleotides (1–6 base, sugar and backbone) by determining the equilibrium dissociation constant (KD). The SPR binding profile (square-shaped) is identical for all the complexes and the highest binding affinity can be found for polyA6 followed by polyG6 . As expected, the 5′ -mononucleotides have the lowest affinity. To further study the structural aspects of the interaction we investigate the polynucleotide binding preferences to l-histidine chromatography support by STD-NMR spectroscopy. These results revealed that an increase in the number of bases and backbone to 6 units leads to more contacts with the support, where the main driving force for the interaction with polynucleotides are through the base, except for polyC6 , which is mainly through sugar-phosphate backbone. Therefore, the combination of SPR measurements with STD-NMR technique allowed to establish fine details of the molecular recognition process involved in amino acid affinity supports–nucleotides complexes.

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