Gold Nanoparticle Induces Masking of Amines and Some Therapeutic Implications
Abstract:Citrate capped gold nanoparticles (GNP) are effective in masking protein amines. The extent of such masking is quantified using Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR) spectroscopy. A strong correlation is shown to exist between a shift of amide-II peak intensity (1600–1500 cm−1) caused by GNP and the number of exposed amines in a given protein. The result is validated using eight different proteins. The expected out-come of such masking is inhibition of interaction between any external ligand and such amines. The prediction is validated using a simple non-enzymatic glycation of clinically important protein like crystallin.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2011
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