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Fluorescence fluctuation of an antigen-antibody complex: Circular dichroism, FCS and smFRET of enhanced GFP and its antibody
D. Bhunia, R. Chowdhury, K. Bhattacharyya,
Published in Royal Society of Chemistry
PMID: 26353083
Volume: 17
Issue: 38
Pages: 25250 - 25259
The structure and dynamics of an antigen-antibody complex are monitored by circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) and single molecule FRET (smFRET). In this work, the antigen is enhanced GFP (EGFP) and the antibody is anti-EGFP VHH-His6. From FCS measurements, the hydrodynamic radius (rH) of EGFP and its antibody (VHH-His6) is found to be 24 ± 2 Å and 18 ± 2 Å, respectively. For the antigen-antibody complex (EGFP:anti-EGFP VHH-His6), rH is 41 ± 3 Å. CD spectra indicate that the addition of guanidium hydrochloride (GdnHCl) causes unfolding of the antigen, its antibody and their complex, and a consequent increase in size is observed from FCS data. smFRET between EGFP (donor, D) and Alexa 594 (acceptor, A) bound to anti-EGFP VHH-His6 reveals a time dependent fluctuation in donor-acceptor distances. This suggests that the structure of the antigen-antibody complex is dynamic in nature and is not rigid. This journal is © the Owner Societies 2015.
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