Tuning of lipid bilayer fluidity regulates mediated electron transfer reactions of glucose oxidase immobilized on lipid bilayer films on an electrode

Masato Tominaga, Satoko Kusano, Naotoshi Nakashima

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A ferrocene with double long chains, 2C16GluFc, was synthesized and mediated electron transfer reactions of glucose oxidase, immobilized on a lipid cast film containing the ferrocene, were examined. A basal plane pyrolytic graphite (BPG) electrode modified with a cast of 2C16GluFc and a synthetic lipid, dihexsdecyldimethylammonium bromide (2C16N+Br-) gave phase transition dependent cyclic voltammograms. Normal pulse voltammetry proved that the enhancement of the faradaic current at the electrode at temperatures above the phase transition is ascribable to the increase in the apparent diffusion rate constants. Glucose oxidase was immobilized on the cast film of 2C16GluFc/2C16N+Br- on BPG and ferrocene-mediated catalytic electron transfer reactions in the presence of glucose were explored. Temperature experiments have revealed that the tuning of the lipid bilayer fluidity between crystal-to-liquid crystalline phase regulates the catalytic electron transfer reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalBioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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