Construction of a thiamin sensor from the periplasmic thiamin binding protein. Academic Article uri icon


  • This communication describes the development of a thiamin sensor based on the bacterial thiamin binding protein. A triple mutant (C48S, C50S, S62C) of TbpA was labeled on C62 with N-[2-(L-maleimidyl)ethyl]-7-(diethylamino)coumarin-3-carboxamide (MDCC). Thiamin binding to this protein reduced the coumarin fluorescence giving a thiamin sensor with low nanomolar sensitivity.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Hanes, J. W., Chatterjee, D., Soriano, E. V., Ealick, S. E., & Begley, T. P.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Hanes, Jeremiah W||Chatterjee, Debashree||Soriano, Erika V||Ealick, Steven E||Begley, Tadhg P

publication date

  • February 2011