Relevance of glycosylation of S-layer proteins for cell surface properties.
Bottom Line: Interestingly, to the wtSgsE lattice almost twice the amount of water is bound and/or coupled in comparison with the non-glycosylated rSgsE with the preferred region being the extending glycan residues.The present results are discussed in terms of the effect of the glycan residues on the recrystallization, the adjoining hydration layer, and the nanoscale roughness and fluidic behavior.The latter features may turn out to be one of the most general ones among bacterial and archaeal S-layer lattices.
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Mentions: In addition, QCM-D is also sensitive to changes in the viscoelasticity of the film adhering to the sensor crystal. These factors must be considered for the conversion of frequency shifts to mass change . Besides the increase in mass (Fig. 3B), also the change in dissipation has been determined for wtSgsE and rSgsE at a concentration of 50 μg mL−1 (Fig. 4). Interestingly, for the glycoprotein wtSgsE the shift in dissipation was large compared to rSgsE and an exponential approximation to the final value of 4.5 × 10−6 was determined (Table 1; Fig. 4A). In contrast, the shift in dissipation was much smaller for the S-layer protein rSgsE as a final value of 0.79 × 10−6 was observed (Table 1; Fig. 4B).
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