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Hoffmeister Series Ions Protect Diphtheria Toxoid from Structural Damages at Solvent/Water Interface
AbstractDuring the W1/O phase (in the W1/O/W2 process) of protein microencapsulation within poly-lactide-co-glycolide (PLGA), hydrophobic interfaces are expanded where interfacial adsorption occurs followed by protein unfolding and aggregation. Spectroscopic and immunological techniques were used to ascertain the effects of the Hoffmeister series ions on Diphtheria toxoid (Dtxd) stability during the W1/O phase. A correlation was established between salts used in aqueous solutions and the changes in Dtxd solubility and conformation. The Dtxd α-helical content was quite stable thus leading to the conclusion that encapsulation was followed by protein aggregation, with minor exposition of hydrophobic residues and a small change at the S-S dihedral angle. Dtxd aggregation is 95% avoided by the chaotropic SCN-. This was used to prepare a stable Dtxd and immunologically recognized/PLGA formulation in the presence of 30 mM SNC-. The recovery increased by 10.42% or 23.2% when microencapsulation was within the -COOMe or -COOH (12kDa) PLGA, respectively. In conclusion, the aim of this work was achieved, which was to obtain the maximum of Dtxd stability after contact with CH2Cl2 to begin its PLGA microencapsulation within ideal conditions. This was a technological breakthrough because a simple solution like salt addition avoided heterologous proteins usage.
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Namur, J.A.; Takata, C.S.; De Araujo, P.S.; Bueno-da-Costa, M.H. Hoffmeister Series Ions Protect Diphtheria Toxoid from Structural Damages at Solvent/Water Interface. Materials 2009, 2, 765-775.View more citation formats
Namur JA, Takata CS, De Araujo PS, Bueno-da-Costa MH. Hoffmeister Series Ions Protect Diphtheria Toxoid from Structural Damages at Solvent/Water Interface. Materials. 2009; 2(3):765-775.Chicago/Turabian Style
Namur, Jocimara A.; Takata, Célia S.; De Araujo, Pedro S.; Bueno-da-Costa, Maria H. 2009. "Hoffmeister Series Ions Protect Diphtheria Toxoid from Structural Damages at Solvent/Water Interface." Materials 2, no. 3: 765-775.