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Caractérisation multiéchelle d'assemblages d'hémoglobine : de l'adsorption sur les nanoparticules aux gels nanocomposites

Abstract : Nanocomposite protein gels are still an underdeveloped subject in the literature despite many applications ranging from enzyme immobilization to prostheses to food gels. The protein ensures the gel biocompatibility while the addition of the nanoparticles will modulate the gel mechanical properties. We decided to focus on chemically cross-linked hemoglobin gels doped with nanoparticles. Hemoglobin (Hb) was chosen for its high abundance and its oxygen binding properties. The gels will be obtained by crosslinking with glutaraldehyde (GTA), a very reactive dialdehyde. The gels will be doped with silica nanoparticles (NP) in order to understand the effect of doping with model nanoparticles on the gel. The first part of the work will focus on the hemoglobin adsorption on silica nanoparticles in order to resolve the remaining unknowns on this phenomenon, which has already been studied. The adsorption isotherms as well as the activity of the adsorbed hemoglobin will be measured. The structures of the heme, globin and the Hb/NP assembly will be studied in details. Subsequently, works will focus on gels without and with nanoparticles in order to respectively elucidate the effects of gelation and doping. We will determine the concentrations of Hb, GTA and NP to obtain a gel. Then, as with the Hb/NP assemblies, we will look at the activity and structure of Hb (heme and globin).The structuring of the gel will also be studied. Works on the gel elastic properties will also be carried out and we will finish on the dynamics of the gelled protein. When possible, the concentration effect for the different components will be determined. For all these studies, a large panel of conventional technics to characterize proteins or gels was used. Many experiments have been performed in synchrotrons and neutron research centers (radiation scattering, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, circular dichroism). Electronic paramagnetic resonance, rheology or electron microscopy, which are more accessible technics have also been employed. The most innovative aspects of this work were the effect of adsorption on heme and the understanding of the gelled protein structure, two aspects that had not been addressed until now.
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Gaël Giraudon--Colas. Caractérisation multiéchelle d'assemblages d'hémoglobine : de l'adsorption sur les nanoparticules aux gels nanocomposites. Matériaux. Université Paris-Saclay, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021UPASF011⟩. ⟨tel-03218077⟩



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