Bioconjugation Strategies for Connecting Proteins to DNA-Linkers for Single-Molecule Force-Based Experiments

Lyan M. van der Sleen, Katarzyna M. Tych*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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The mechanical properties of proteins can be studied with single molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) using optical tweezers, atomic force microscopy and magnetic tweezers. It is common to utilize a flexible linker between the protein and trapped probe to exclude short-range interactions in SMFS experiments. One of the most prevalent linkers is DNA due to its well-defined properties, although attachment strategies between the DNA linker and protein or probe may vary. We will therefore provide a general overview of the currently existing non-covalent and covalent bioconjugation strategies to site-specifically conjugate DNA-linkers to the protein of interest. In the search for a standardized conjugation strategy, considerations include their mechanical properties in the context of SMFS, feasibility of site-directed labeling, labeling efficiency, and costs.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's10
Nummer van het tijdschrift9
StatusPublished - sep.-2021

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