Effective Interactions, Global Dynamics and Cluster Formation in Protein Solutions

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dc.contributor.advisor Schreiber, Frank (Prof. Dr.)
dc.contributor.author Braun, Michal Katharina
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-25T09:50:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-25T09:50:03Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-25
dc.identifier.other 1663627223 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/88070
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-880704 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-29455
dc.description.abstract Proteins are essential for life. Both in vitro and in vivo their behavior is goverend by the interactions which they are subject to. Models from colloid theory quantitatively characterize the effective interaction potential between protein molecules in solution. This allows to better understand the mechanisms behind protein aggregation, cluster formation and crystallization. Protein aggregation is the reason for diseases such as e.g. sickle cell anemia. Protein crystals are grown in order to elucidate the structure and function of proteins. Protein clusters are possible precursors for protein crystals. Moreover, the study of protein clusters is relevant for antibody drug delivery. Clusters tend to form when there is a competition between a short-range attractive and a long-range repulsive potential. At present, cluster formation in systems with competing interactions is an active research field in experiment, simulation and theory. In our group we study cluster formation in a model protein-salt system with a rich phase behavior. The model system of interest is the globular protein bovine serum albumin (BSA) in solution with a trivalent salt (here either LaCl3 , La(NO3 )3 or YCl3 ). When the salt concentration cs in this system is increased at a fixed protein concentration cp, a reentrant condensation (RC) behavior is found which is due to charge inversion on the protein surface. The protein solutions are clear up to the lower salt concentration boundary of the RC (c∗ ) where they become turbid. Above the upper salt concentration boundary of the RC (c∗∗ ) the protein solutions turn clear again. The cs -cp phase diagram is accordingly divided into regimes I, II and III. This system further shows a liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) that occurs in the condensed regime when temperature is increased. This phase separation is driven by entropy. The microscopic reason for the attraction between the protein molecules is believed to be the formation of ion bridges. So far, dynamic investigations both by light and neutron scattering were limited to regime I. Part B of this thesis presents a dynamic study on a pure protein system. The method applied there can in the future also be applied to the model system of BSA and trivalent salt. In part C of the thesis the light scattering measurements are extended to regimes II and III. Dynamic methods using neutrons, as in part B of this thesis, require the usage of D2O. Therefore the effect of the solvent isotope on the phase behavior is important. Generally it is assumed in neutron scattering and nuclear magnetic resonance experiments that the solvent isotope does not change the properties of the protein studied. Part A of this thesis investigates the influence of the solvent isotope in the model system of BSA and trivalent salt. Contrary to the general assumption, it is found that the effective attraction is much stronger in D2O compared to H2 O. This is observed consistently by visual inspection of sample solutions as well as by characterizing the interaction using model fits to small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) data. As already shortly mentioned, part B of this thesis presents a framework that combines static and dynamic methods to study cluster formation in pure β-lactoglobulin (BLG) solutions. The effect of crowding on protein cluster formation is studied. Crowding plays an important role in the cell where proteins move in an environment with a high concentration of macromolecules. The study in this thesis addresses the question whether under (self-)crowded conditions the proteins still move as monomers or as clusters. By neutron backscattering (NBS) the self-diffusion coefficient is measured. Assuming Brownian diffusion, the hydrodynamic radius of the diffusing entity is obtained. It is found to increase with increasing protein concentration. The analysis of neutron spin-echo (NSE) and SAXS data yields the number of dimers per cluster. The combination of NBS, NSE and SAXS shows that the clusters are compact. At 300 mg/ml 3 to 4 protein dimers move together in one cluster. The NSE data further shows that the lifetime of the clustes is above 50 ns. In terms of a model potential, the Two-Yukawa model proves to be suitable to describe the effective interactions. The unique way to study cluster formation in pure protein solutions by combining statics and dynamic may in the future help to study cluster formation in more complicated systems as, for instance, in the BSA-trivalent salt model system. Part C of the thesis describes cluster formation in the model system of BSA and trivalent salt. An existing study on collective diffusion in BSA with YCl3 in regime I is extended to BSA with LaCl3 and to regime III. Solutions with BSA and LaCl3 are also measured in regime II. Cluster formation is studied by dynamic light scattering (DLS). The concentrations investigated are between 5 and 25 mg/ml. In this concentration range, the intermediate scattering function has two modes which belong to fast and slow diffusion. The fast diffusion mode can tentatively be assigned to monomers and the slow one to clusters. The lifetime of these clusters that are visible in dynamic light scattering is in the range of approximately 1 to 100 ms which is very long compared to the clusters which were observed using NBS. The observation time scale of the NBS instrument is around 4 ns. As outlined above, using NSE, the time scale was extended to ∼50 ns. The DLS results in BSA with LaCl3 show the same trends as in the system with BSA and YCl3. The collective diffusion coefficients and the contribution of clusters to the scattering signal reflect the effective interactions quantified by SAXS measurements as well as the observations made by visual inspection of the protein solutions. To further characterize the BSA-trivalent salt system, the effect of two anions on the phase behavior is investigated in part D of the thesis. The employed anions are chloride ions and nitrate ions. These two anions are very close in the Hofmeister series. Nevertheless it is found that nitrate ions strongly enhance the attraction in comparison to chloride ions. This is found both by visual inspection of the sample solutions and by quantitative analysis of SAXS data. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Proteine , Interaktion , Wechselwirkung , Isotopieeffekt , Phasendiagramm , Wasser , Deuteriumoxid , Dynamik , Diffusion , Selbstdiffusion , Cluster , Crowding , Röntgenstreuung , Lichtstreuung , Neutronenspektroskopie , Rückstreuung de_DE
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dc.subject.ddc 500 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 530 de_DE
dc.subject.other proteins en
dc.subject.other protein solutions en
dc.subject.other bovine serum albumin en
dc.subject.other beta-lactoglobulin en
dc.subject.other mehrwertige Ionen de_DE
dc.subject.other trivalent salt en
dc.subject.other multivalent ions en
dc.subject.other Yttriumchlorid de_DE
dc.subject.other Lanthanchlorid de_DE
dc.subject.other yttrium chloride en
dc.subject.other Yttriumnitrat de_DE
dc.subject.other lanthanum chloride en
dc.subject.other yttrium nitrate en
dc.subject.other Lanthannitrat de_DE
dc.subject.other lanthanum nitrate en
dc.subject.other Proteinwechselwirkungen de_DE
dc.subject.other effektive Wechselwirkungen de_DE
dc.subject.other protein interactions en
dc.subject.other effective interactions en
dc.subject.other konkurrierende Wechselwirkungen de_DE
dc.subject.other competing interactions en
dc.subject.other Phasenverhalten de_DE
dc.subject.other Proteinphasenverhalten de_DE
dc.subject.other phase behavior en
dc.subject.other H2O de_DE
dc.subject.other protein phase behavior en
dc.subject.other D2O de_DE
dc.subject.other isotope effects en
dc.subject.other Wasserstoff de_DE
dc.subject.other hydrogen en
dc.subject.other screened coulomb potential en
dc.subject.other Deuterium de_DE
dc.subject.other Screened-Coulomb-Potenzial de_DE
dc.subject.other sticky hard sphere potential en
dc.subject.other two-yukawa potential en
dc.subject.other Klebrige-Harte-Kugel-Potenzial de_DE
dc.subject.other Two-Yukawa-Potenzial de_DE
dc.subject.other two yukawa potential en
dc.subject.other protein dynamics en
dc.subject.other Proteindynamik de_DE
dc.subject.other protein diffusion en
dc.subject.other Proteindiffusion de_DE
dc.subject.other Selbstdiffusion de_DE
dc.subject.other self-diffusion en
dc.subject.other collective diffusion en
dc.subject.other kollektive Diffusion de_DE
dc.subject.other clusters en
dc.subject.other Clusterbildung de_DE
dc.subject.other Kleinwinkelröntgenstreuung de_DE
dc.subject.other protein clusters en
dc.subject.other Neutronenrückstreuung de_DE
dc.subject.other cluster formation en
dc.subject.other Neutronen-Spin-Echo de_DE
dc.subject.other crowding en
dc.subject.other small angle x-ray scattering en
dc.subject.other Rinderserumalbumin de_DE
dc.subject.other Proteinlösungen de_DE
dc.subject.other dreiwertiges Salz de_DE
dc.subject.other Beta-Lactoglobulin de_DE
dc.subject.other light scattering en
dc.subject.other neutron spectroscopy en
dc.subject.other neutron backscattering en
dc.subject.other neutron spin-echo en
dc.title Effective Interactions, Global Dynamics and Cluster Formation in Protein Solutions en
dc.type Dissertation de_DE
dcterms.dateAccepted 2018-07-23
utue.publikation.fachbereich Physik de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 7 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE


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