Direct wiring of cytochrome c's heme unit to an electrode: Electrochemical studies

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Jianjun Wei, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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A novel strategy for the immobilization of cytochrome c on the surface of chemically modified electrodes is demonstrated and used to investigate the protein's electron-transfer kinetics. Mixed monolayer films of alkanethiols and ?-terminated alkanethiols (terminated with pyridine, imidazole, or nitrile groups that are able to ligate with the heme) are used to adsorb cytochrome c to the surface of gold electrodes. The use of mixed films, as opposed to pure films, allows the concentration of adsorbed cytochrome to remain dilute and ensures a higher degree of homogeneity in their environment. The adsorbed protein is studied using electrochemical methods and scanning tunneling microscopy.

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Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2002, 124 (32), 9591-9599.
Language: English
Date: 2002
cytochrome c, chemically modified electrodes, electron transfer, protein

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