Investigation of adsorption behavior of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate on bovine serum albumin surface using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring

Xiaoyong Wang, Chi Tang Ho, Qingrong Huang

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Abstract

Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) has been employed to study the interactions between (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) surface. The adsorbed mass, thickness, and viscoelastic properties of EGCG adlayer on BSA surface at various EGCG concentrations, temperatures, sodium chloride concentrations, and pH values have been determined by QCM-D in combination with the Voigt model. The adsorption isotherm of EGCG on BSA surfaces can be better described by the Freundlich model than the Langmuir model, indicating that EGCG adsorption on BSA surfaces is dominated by nonspecific hydrophobic interactions, as supported by stronger EGCG adsorption at higher temperature. Shifts in the Fourier transform infrared spectra of the BSA surface with and without EGCG adsorption disclose that hydrogen bonding might also be involved in EGCG adsorption on BSA surfaces. The addition of salt and change of pH can also influence the EGCG adsorption on BSA surfaces. Usually, higher EGCG adsorption leads to higher values of viscosity and shear elastic modulus of EGCG adlayer, which can be explained by the aggregation of BSA through EGCG bridges. Compared with EGCG, nongalloylated (+)-catechin shows much lower adsorption capacity on BSA surfaces, suggesting the importance of the galloyl group in polyphenol/protein interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4987-4992
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of agricultural and food chemistry
Volume55
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

Keywords

  • (-)-Epigallocatechin gallate
  • Bovine serum albumin
  • Galloyl group
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Hydrophobic interaction
  • Interracial interaction
  • Mass, viscoelastic properties

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