Time-resolved fluorescence and anisotropy of covalently coupled 1-pyrenebutyric acid for monitoring the crystallization conditions of lysozyme

Borlan Pan, Kris A. Berglund

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    Abstract

    Time-resolved fluorescence and anisotropy measurements of trace amounts of 1-pyrenebutyric acid labeled hen egg-white lysozyme (PBA-HEL) were used to characterize hen egg-white lysozyme (HEL) crystallization conditions. The effects of sodium chloride and protein concentrations on the fluorescence lifetimes and rotational correlation times of the labeled protein were examined. These results were compared with the effects of the salts ammonium acetate and ammonium sulfate. Addition of protein precipitants caused increases in the rotational correlation times which were attributed to a combination of steric, hydrodynamic, general electrostatic and specific ionic interactions. This decrease in the rotational mobility of HEL appears to be a necessary but not sufficient condition to allow the formation of specific interactions leading to crystallization. The results demonstrated that fluorescence measurements are effective in characterizing and monitoring protein crystallization processes prior to the appearance of macroscopic crystals.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)226-235
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
    Volume171
    Issue number1-2
    StatePublished - Jan 1997

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    lysozyme
    crystallization
    proteins
    fluorescence
    Enzymes
    Crystallization
    Fluorescence
    Proteins
    eggs
    anisotropy
    acids
    interactions
    Anisotropy
    Acids
    Monitoring
    Antimony Potassium Tartrate
    Buccal Administration
    Automobiles
    ammonium sulfates
    sodium chlorides

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