Interaction of bovine serum albumin with ester-functionalized anionic surface-active ionic liquids in aqueous solution: A detailed physicochemical and conformational study

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Ester-functionalized anionic surface-active ionic liquids (SAILs), 3-methyl-1-(ethoxycarbonylmethyl)imidazolium dodecylsulfate ([C 1COOC2C1im][C12SO4]) and 3-methyl-1-(ethoxycarbonylmethyl)pyrrolidinium dodecylsulfate ([C 1COOC2C1Py][C12SO4]), were synthesized. The tensiometric profiles demonstrate that, in pure water, the studied SAILs exhibit higher surface activity than the traditional anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), and cationic SAILs, 1-dodecyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide ([C12mim]Br) and N-dodecyl-N-methylpyrrolidimium bromide (C12MPB), with the same hydrocarbon chain length. The interaction between bovine serum albumin (BSA) and the anionic SAILs in pH 7.4 buffer solution was systematically investigated by various techniques. The results show that the cationic ring has a slight effect on the BSA-SAIL interaction. The binding isotherms of BSA with the SAILs display four characteristic regions with increasing SAIL concentration. The unfolding of BSA occurs in the third region. Fluorescence spectroscopy indicates that the studied SAILs cause the exposure of tryptophan residues to a hydrophobic environment, and [C1COOC2C1im][C 12SO4] can more effectively reduce the fluorescence intensity of BSA at low SAIL concentrations than [C1COOC 2C1Py][C12SO4]. Circular dichroism spectroscopy evidences that the denaturation extent of BSA induced by [C 1COOC2C1im][C12SO4] is higher than that of [C1COOC2C1Py][C 12SO4]. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, X; Liu, J; Sun, L; Yu, L; Jiao, J; Wang, R

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 116 / 41

Start / End Page

  • 12479 - 12488

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1520-6106

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/jp307516a