Pipette-tip selective extraction of glycoproteins with lectin modified gold nano-particles on a polymer monolithic phase

Hassan Alwael, Damian Connolly, Paul Clarke, Roisin Thompson, Brendan Twamley, Brendan O'Connor, Brett Paull

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Abstract

The in situ preparation of ethylene dimethacrylate porous polymer monoliths within 20 μL polypropylene pipette tips, bound via surface grafted methacrylate anchor sites, is reported. Gold nano-particles (AuNPs) were immobilised onto the monolith pore surface utilising azlactone chemistry and coverage verified using field emission scanning electron microscopy. Erythrina cristagalli lectin (ECL) was immobilised upon the attached AuNPs via a bio-functional linker. The ECL-modified tip was successfully applied for the enrichment of galactosylated protein (desialylated transferrin) versus a non-galactosylated protein (ribonuclease B) due to the specificity of ECL. Reversed-phase capillary HPLC was used to validate the efficiency and selectivity of the developed micro-extraction phase which resulted in an increase in extraction recovery of ∼95% due to the AuNP enhanced surface area. Further specificity of the ECL-modified tip was demonstrated with a complex mixture of non-glycosylated and glycosylated proteins with differing terminal sugar structures. Finally, the lectin affinity phase was applied to a galactosylated glycoproteins spiked Escherichia coli cell lysate to successfully demonstrate matrix tolerance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2619-2628
Number of pages10
JournalAnalyst
Volume136
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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