Electrochemical potential of free and immobilized Cratylia mollis seed lectin.

Bioresource technology

PubMedID: 12618049

Souza SR, Dutra RF, Correia MT, Pessoa MM, Lima-Filho JL, Coelho LC. Electrochemical potential of free and immobilized Cratylia mollis seed lectin. Bioresour Technol. 2003;88(3):255-8.
The electrochemical potentials for free or immobilized Cratylia mollis seed lectin (Cra) were obtained through potentiostatic techniques. A saline solution was used as support to control the charge distribution between saturated calomel electrode and platinum electrode (working electrode). The electrochemical potential to free Cra was determined at the following concentrations: 0.6, 0.9 and 1.0 mg/ml in an aerated environment under different temperatures (5, 10 and 20 degrees C). The best electrochemical potential was obtained with 1.0 mg/ml, at 5 and 10 degrees C, 87 and 102 mV, respectively. Electrochemical potential to Cra immobilized on glass beads activated with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane described a linear behavior in relation to the increase in glucose concentration. The development of techniques to define interface electrical parameters will be able to give information about charged groups adsorbed to electrode surface revealing interactions particularly in biological systems.