Journal of the Japan Society of Colour Material
Online ISSN : 1883-2199
Print ISSN : 0010-180X
ISSN-L : 0010-180X
Volume 81 , Issue 1
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Original Research Paper
  • Daisuke HIRAIWA, Kanjiro TORIGOE, Tomokazu YOSHIMURA, Kunio ESUMI
    2008 Volume 81 Issue 1 Pages 2-9
    Published: January 20, 2008
    Released: November 21, 2008
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    Direct measurement of interaction forces between bovine serum albumin (BSA) adsorbed layers on amino-thiolated gold surfaces has been carried out using colloidal probe atomic force microscopy (AFM). The substrate was prepared via self-assembly of 2-aminoethanethiol on gold in aqueous media. In the absence of BSA, an electric double layer interaction was observed, resulting from protonation of the primary amine groups on the gold surface. Similar electric double layer repulsions were seen in the presence of BSA over a whole range of BSA concentration investigated. These repulsive interactions were found to be dependent on the BSA concentration, that is, the magnitude of the repulsion increases with the BSA concentration. This phenomenon is attributed to the difference in the adsorbed amount of BSA on the amino-thiolated gold surface, which was confirmed using a 27 MHz quartz crystal microbalance (QCM).
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