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TOPIC: Complex kinetics

Complex kinetics 09 Jul 2007 02:00 #1

Hi all guys
I'm dealing with a problematic kinetics issue.. Our theory for this kind of binding is that we think that molecule A bind to Molecule B (the receptor) first with a weak interactions really fast and easy to occur but really fast to disappear (high k-on and k-off) and then with a second interaction (that can occur only after the first one) with a slow k-on and slow k-off. To complicate more we think that the two different bounds are located in two differents molecule of the receptor B.
Something like A+B give AB and then AB+B to give a "stable" complex ABB. where the binding sites are differents in A and B for the two's differents associations.
Any one can help me to find a way to fit this kinetic?

Complex kinetics 09 Jul 2007 02:00 #2

It won't be easy, you'll probably have to develop your own model for this kind of interaction. Be aware that models with more parameters usually yield better fitting.
I think Clamp has a Dimerizing analyte kinetic model, you could start by checking it.

Some questions:
- Which equipment you're using?
- Which evidence do you have for this reaction scheme you proposed?
- Which molecule you have immobilized: A or B ?
- Have you tried to immobilize the other molecule? If you can immobilize molecule B you can use molecule A as analyte and solve half the problem.
- Where are you from?

Last Edit: 17 Dec 2013 19:08 by OldForum.

Complex kinetics 09 Jul 2007 02:00 #3

Thanks for ur reply.
Some answers:
I work with a Biacore 3000, I immobilize the receptor B (the active part of it); the evidences we have are that in solution the complex is formed only with a stoichiometry 2:1 or higher (b:a).
Moreover if i try to bind low amount of B (i mean 150 RU the density suggested for kinetics exp) i don't see any significant binding/interactions, that rise as the density rise.
I work in CA but i'm italian.