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Molecularly imprinted polymers for RGD selective recognition and separation

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Amino Acids
Issue number3
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)563-569
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date1/07/08
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Molecularly imprinted polymers that could recognize the tripeptide Arg-Gly-Asp have been produced with the use of two functional monomers and three different cross-linkers, respectively. Methacrylic acid and acrylamide were used as functional monomers and the role of the ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, trimethylpropane trimethacrylate and N,N?-methylene-bisacrylamide as crosslinking monomers, was investigated on their recognition capability. The % net rebinding and the imprinting factor values were obtained, giving for the methacrylic acid-trimethylpropane trimethacrylate polymer the highest values 12.3% and 2.44, respectively. In addition, this polymer presented lower dissociation constant (K D) value and the higher B max% of theoretical total binding sites than all the other polymers. Rebinding experiments with Lys-Gly-Asp, an analogue of Arg-Gly-Asp, and other different peptides, such as cholecystokinin C-terminal tri- and pentapeptide and gramicidin, further indicated the selectivity of methacrylic acid-trimethylpropane trimethacrylate copolymer for Arg-Gly-Asp giving specific selectivity factor values 1.27, 1.98, 1.31 and 1.67, respectively.