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Ubiquinone-10 in gold-immobilized lipid membrane structures acts as a sensor for acetylcholine and other tetraalkylammonium cations
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Analytical Chemistry.
2012 (English)In: Bioelectrochemistry, ISSN 1567-5394, E-ISSN 1878-562X, Vol. 88, 171-180 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is reported that the reduction of ubiquinone incorporated into supported lipid bilayers and into immobilized liposome layers on gold electrodes is kinetically and thermodynamically enhanced by the presence of acetylcholine and tetrabutylammonium (TBA+) in solution. The reduction peak and the mid-peak potentials of the redox reactions, determined by cyclic voltammetry, are displaced towards more positive potentials by approximately 500 and 250 mV, respectively, in the case of TBA+; and by approximately 750 and 530 mV, respectively, in the case of acetylcholine. The intensity of the signal varies with the cation concentration, allowing for quantitative determinations in the millimolar range. It is proposed that the enhanced reduction of ubiquinone arises from the formation of tetraalkylammonium cation–ubiquinone radical anion ion-pairs. Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (EQCM-D) measurements confirmed that the potential shift and the intensity of the redox signal are coupled with the adsorption of the tetraalkylammonium cations on the lipid membrane. The Langmuir adsorption equilibrium constant (K) of TBA+ on lipid membranes at physiological pH is determined. In supported lipid bilayers K = 440.7 ± 160 M− 1, while in an immobilized liposome layer K = 35.53 ± 3.53 M− 1.

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Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 88, 171-180 p.
Keyword [en]
Ubiquinone, Ion recognition, Ion quantification, Supported lipid structures, Acetylcholine
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Physical Chemistry
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-174237DOI: 10.1016/j.bioelechem.2012.03.009ISI: 000311065000026OAI: diva2:526747
Available from: 2012-10-01 Created: 2012-05-15 Last updated: 2012-12-17Bibliographically approved

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