We study adsorptive behaviour of biomolecules at the glass-solution interface in fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS), and propose a negatively charged coating to eliminate the adsorption of molecules. In this article, we demonstrate confocal microscopic measurements on Cy3.5-90-mer-ssDNA and Cy3.5-90-bp-dsDNA in different solutions, and use two polymers – poly (acrylic acid, sodium salt) and poly (sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) to produce the negatively charged coating on glass coverslips. This technology enables more stable FCS measurements in extremely low concentration samples and reveals that the adsorptive behaviour of biomolecules is responsible for sudden disappearance of many iomolecules in low concentration solutions.
|Journal||European biophysics journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||6th European Biophysics Congress, EBSA 2007 - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Jul 2007 → 19 Jul 2007
Conference number: 6