Affordable Access

Gastric ATPase phosphorylation/dephosphorylation monitored by new FTIR-based BIA–ATR biosensors

Authors
Publisher
Spectroscopy
Publication Date
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Biosensors are composite devices suitable for the investigation of receptor–ligand interactions. In this paper we present the specific application to a membrane embedded protein of a new sensor device, so-called BIA–ATR, based on Attenuated Total Reflection–Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR–FTIR) spectroscopy. It consists in a functionalised ATR germanium crystal whose surface has been covalently modified to adsorb a biomembrane. Detection of the ligand–receptor interaction is achieved using FTIR spectroscopy. We report the specific detection of the phosphorylation/dephosphorylation of the H+/K+ gastric ATPase. The H+, K+-ATPase is a particularly large protein entity. This glycosylated protein contains more than 1300 residues and is embedded in a lipid membrane. Yet we demonstrate that the BIA–ATR sensor is capable of monitoring the binding of a single phosphate on such a large protein entity. Furthermore, we also demonstrate the potential of the approach to monitor the kinetics of binding and dissociation of the ligand.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.