Affinity determination of biomolecules: a kinetic model for the analysis of pre-equilibrium titration curves

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Equilibrium titration curves have been used to determine the affinity of biomolecules using a variety of platforms and technologies. Such measurements, however, are experimentally limited by the time that is needed for the system to reach the equilibrium, which may exceed the time during which the studied biomolecules are stable. We propose here a kinetic model to analyze titration curves obtained prior to full equilibration of the system.

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Vanhove, E., Vanhove, M. Affinity determination of biomolecules: a kinetic model for the analysis of pre-equilibrium titration curves. Eur Biophys J 47, 961–966 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00249-018-1318-y

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Keywords

  • Affinity measurements
  • Pre-equilibrium titration curves
  • High-affinity interactions
  • Therapeutic antibodies