Adhesive Interactions of Mussel Foot Proteins by Jing Yu

By Jing Yu

Water and moisture undermine robust adhesion to polar surfaces. Marine mussels, in spite of the fact that, in attaining sturdy underwater adhesion utilizing a set of proteins which are abnormal in having excessive degrees of three, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (Dopa). Mussel adhesion has encouraged various reports on constructing the subsequent new release of rainy adhesives. This thesis provides contemporary development in figuring out the fundamental floor and intermolecular interactions hired via mussels to accomplish powerful and sturdy rainy adhesion. the outside forces equipment (SFA) and numerous different recommendations have been utilized to degree the interactions among mussel foot protein-3 fast (Mfp-3 fast) and the version substrate, mica, in addition to the interactions among quite a few mussel adhesive proteins. the consequences during this thesis exhibit that Dopa performs a vital position in mussel adhesion and that mussels delicately keep an eye on the interfacial redox setting to accomplish robust and sturdy Dopa mediated adhesion. The interaction among Dopa and hydrophobic interactions can also be glaring in mussel adhesion.

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Byssal plaque formation is an unprecedented example of redox control beyond the living organism. Perhaps 40 4 Antioxidant is a Key Factor in Mussel Protein Adhesion Fig. 8 Reaction mechanism of quinone reduction by thiolates. Reaction begins with a nucleophilic attack on the quinone by the first thiolate forming a nonaromatic intermediate adduct. The second thiolate then attacks the thioether adduct thereby eliminating the disulfide and regenerating Dopa because of the unusual requirements of this adaptation, the cDNA-deduced sequence of Mfp-6 has no homology with any proteins in the database (BLAST).

Each adhesive plaque is injection molded by the mussel into a small dimple known as the distal depression located near the tip of the foot (Fig. 1b); the depression is placed like an inverted cup over a selected surface and a minute or so later, proteins are exuded from pores in the depression ceiling. 2 The pH of Mussel Adhesive Protein Secretion 33 Fig. 2 Mass analysis of proteins in the distal depression during plaque formation induced by stimulating the pedal nerve. 6 kDa) used in SFA experiments.

In a basic SFA setup, the upper surface is mounted to a piezoelectric tube, and the bottom surface is mounted to a force measuring double cantilever spring. Upon deflection, the double cantilever spring bends normally to the upper surface, which also gives the normal forces according to Hooke’s Law, F = KΔx, where K is the spring constant and Δx is the deflection of the spring. 2 Multiple Beam Interferometry The distance between the surfaces and the shape of the surface are measured in the SFA using the method of multiple beam interferometry (MBI) [14].

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