Journal article

Enzyme multilayers on colloid particles: Assembly, stability, and enzymatic activity

F Caruso, C Schuler

LANGMUIR | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2000

Abstract

Colloidal biocatalysts, comprising polystyrene (PS) carrier particles coated with enzyme multilayers, were fabricated via the layer-by-layer self-assembly method. Glucose oxidase (GOD), horseradish peroxidase (POD), or preformed enzyme-polyelectrolyte complexes were assembled in alternation with oppositely charged polyelectrolytes onto PS particles. Microelectrophoresis, single-particle light scattering, and transmission electron microscopy confirmed stepwise growth of the multilayer films on the colloid particles. The high surface area enzyme multilayer-coated particles were successfully employed as specific enzyme reactors (i.e., as catalysts). Whereas no loss in activity was observed for ..

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