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Controlled Immobilization of Membrane Proteins to Surfaces for Fourier Transform Infrared Investigations

We show that it is possible to immobilize membrane proteins uniformly and reversibly as self-assembled (sub)monolayers on nitrilotriacetic acid-covered sensor surfaces via hexahistidine sequences present either in the protein or in lipid membranes. Fourier transform IR spectra of such self-assembled (sub)monolayers deliver important structural information of the membrane proteins and are suited to screen the function of cellular receptors. [on SciFinder (R)]


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