Preparation and Characterization of Reconstructed Small Intestinal Brush Border Membranes for Surface Plasmon Resonance Analysis

Sungpil Cho, Jae Hyung Park, Jaehoon Yu, Yong Kyu Lee, Youngro Byun, Hesson Chung, Ick Chan Kwon, Seo Young Jeong

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Purpose. To prepare the surface generated by small intestinal brush border membrane vesicles (BBMVs) for the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) analysis, which allows the real-time measurement of binding events occurring on the intestinal membrane. Methods. BBMVs were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats, suspended in HEPES-buffered saline, and flowed over the surface of a SPR sensor chip composed of dextran derivatives modified with lipophilic residues. The surface coverage was determined from binding of bovine serum albumin to BBMV-immobilized sensor chip. The performance of BBMVs immobilized was evaluated by their interaction with otilonium bromide and bile salts. Results. The stable BBMV surface was achieved when BBMV suspension was flowed over the sensor chip for 8 h at a rate of 2 μl/min. The flow of otilonium bromide resulted in an increased SPR signal because of its binding to calcium channel, which is known to be distributed over the gastrointestinal tact. When bile salts were flowed over ileal and duodenal BBMV surfaces, respectively, a slightly higher SPR signal was observed in the ileal BBMV surface, indicating the specific interaction of bile salts with bile acid transporters. Conclusions. BBMV surfaces may be useful for the estimation of binding events on the intestinal membrane by SPR analysis, especially for the drugs that are orally administrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalPharmaceutical research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by Grant No. 01-PJ11-PG9-01NT00-0022 from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea.


  • Bile salts
  • Intestinal brush border membrane
  • Otilonium bromide
  • Surface plasmon resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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