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dc.contributor.authorSuci, Peter A.
dc.contributor.authorGeesey, Gill G.
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-17T23:52:06Z
dc.date.available2018-01-17T23:52:06Z
dc.date.issued2001-04
dc.identifier.citationSuci, P.A. and G.G. Geesey, "Use of attenuated total internal reflection fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to investigate interactions between mytilus edulis foot proteins at a surface," Langmuir, 17(8):2538-2540 (2001).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/14149
dc.description.abstractSea mussels such as Mytilus edulis are able to produce a durable solid adhesive hold-fast from a mixture of proteins, rapidly (1-2 min), in an aqueous marine environment. A family of four of these proteins, known as M. edulis foot proteins (Mefp), each of which incorporates the unusual post-translationally modified amino acid L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-dopa), has been isolated from the phenol gland of M. edulis. Although it is known that these proteins self-assemble with other components to form the adhesive plaque, the (between-protein) interactions have not been characterized. The most intensely investigated protein in the Mefp family is Mefp-1. Attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) is used to investigate the interaction of Mefp-1 and another well-characterized Mefp protein (Mefp-2) at a germanium (Ge) interface. The data show that Mefp-1 excludes Mefp-2 from the surface until the Mefp-1 adlayer is exposed to an oxidant. The data suggest that Mefp-2 adsorbs at least as strongly to Ge as Mefp-1.en_US
dc.titleUse of attenuated total internal reflection fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to investigate interactions between mytilus edulis foot proteins at a surfaceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage2538en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage2540en_US
mus.citation.issue8en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleLangmuiren_US
mus.citation.volume17en_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1021/la001383hen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.data.thumbpage2en_US


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