Mapping local electric fields in proteins at biomimetic interfaces

Gal Schkolnik, Tillmann Utesch, Johannes Salewski, Katalin Tenger, Diego Millo, Anja Kranich, Ingo Zebger, Claudia Schulz, László Zimányi, Gábor Rákhely, Maria Andrea Mroginski, Peter Hildebrandt

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We present a novel approach for determining the strength of the electric field experienced by proteins immobilised on membrane models. It is based on the vibrational Stark effect of a nitrile label introduced at different positions on engineered proteins and monitored by surface enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - jan. 4 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Schkolnik, G., Utesch, T., Salewski, J., Tenger, K., Millo, D., Kranich, A., Zebger, I., Schulz, C., Zimányi, L., Rákhely, G., Mroginski, M. A., & Hildebrandt, P. (2012). Mapping local electric fields in proteins at biomimetic interfaces. Chemical Communications, 48(1), 70-72.