Structure and Function of Glucose Binding Protein–Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Complexes (pages 3510–3516)
Thomas P. McNicholas, Kyungsuk Yum, Jin-Ho Ahn, Bin Mu, Oliver Plettenburg, Annlouise Gooderman, Sridaran Natesan and Michael S. Strano
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201200649
Single-walled carbon nanotubes complexed with glucose binding protein-functionalized polyvinyl alcohol are analyzed in order to determine the effect that each component has on the other. Ultimately, circular dichroism spectroscopy indicates that binding to the single-walled carbon nanotubes destabilizes the periplasmic binding protein. As such, this investigation highlights the need for more in-depth characterization of single-walled carbon nanotube–protein complexes.