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TOPIC: Biphasic curve

Biphasic curve 02 Oct 2012 02:00 #1

Hello. Can someone explain what a "biphasic curve" mean. See attached image. Is this biphasic. The fit is horrible. Thanks.


Biphasic curve 02 Oct 2012 02:00 #2

Biphasic means that there are more than one set of interactions going on. So the curves give you the total amount of response of interaction 1, interaction 2, interaction ....

The interaction can come from ligand and analyte heterogeneity (i.e. contamination with other proteins).
The interactions differ in association and dissociation rate. If you try to fit this with a 1:1 model it does not fit.
Fitting with a more complex model will make the fitting better, but do you know how to interpret the results? Which of the variables is your interaction? It is better to get rid of the heterogeneity.

Sometimes the interaction is with the dextran matrix but I assume you have corrected for that.

What you can try is to raise the NaCl concentration (e.g. 250 mM) to suppress low affinity interactions.
You can check the purity of the analyte on a gel and take action if not >95% pure.
If possible use a capture method to capture the ligand so it is uniformly orientated for interaction.

Sometimes it is difficult to solve this type of interaction. It will take time and effort to identify the source of the heterogeneity and to get rid of it.

kind regards