The paraoxon hydrolysis reaction catalyzed by organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH) monolayer at the air-water interface was studied. OPH-paraoxon interactions, occurring at the two-dimensional interface, by close-packed, highly orientated OPH monolayer, were investigated by several different surface chemistry techniques; e.g. surface pressure area isotherms, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and in situ epifluorescence microscopy. The characterization of OPH Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films prepared in both the presence and absence of paraoxon, demonstrated significantly distinctive feature when compared with one another. Continuous growth of the OPH aggregates is a distinct phenomenon associated with hydrolysis, in addition to the pH changes in the local environment of the enzyme macromolecules.
- Atomic force microscopy
- Organophosphorus hydrolase
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces and Interfaces