Reactions of isolated mono-molecular protein films

Adam W. Perriman, Duncan J. McGillivray, John W. White

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Wash-out of the forming solution from mono-molecular casein films at the air-water interface is demonstrated and allows the perfusion of the subphase by inorganic and protein solutions. In this way, using X-ray reflectometry, we have observed the effects of calcium binding to b-casein films and the inter-protein association of b-casein and k-casein in an order-specific manner. The method is of general utility for monolayer reactions and here the relevance to self-assembly of the casein micelle is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2192-2198
Number of pages7
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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