4 years ago

Fabrication of a protein microarray by fluorous-fluorous interactions

Chun-Cheng Lin, Avijit K. Adak, Kuo-Chu Hwang, Duane S. Juang, Ben-Yuan Li
Fluorous-modified surfaces have emerged as a powerful tool for the immobilization of fluorous-tagged biomolecules based on their specificity and the strength of fluorous-fluorous interactions. To fabricate a fluorous-based protein microarray, we designed two strategies for site-specific modification of proteins with a fluorous tag: attaching the fluorous tag to the C-termini of expressed proteins by native chemical ligation (NCL) or to the Fc domain of antibodies through boronic acid (BA)-diol interactions. The perfluoro-tagged proteins could be easily purified by fluorous-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) and immobilized on a fluorous chip with minimal non-specific adsorption. Importantly, proteins immobilized on the solid support through non-covalent fluorous-fluorous interactions were sufficiently stable to withstand continuous washing. We believe that this fluorous-fluorous immobilization strategy will be a highly valuable tool in protein microarray fabrication.

Publisher URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-07571-4

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07571-4

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