I did the ITC (isothermal titration calorimetry) between an enzyme with its known substrate on Microcal ITC200. The concentartion of the ligand (substarte) is 1mM; and the concentration of the enzyme is 100 uM; 1.8 ul/injection X 22 injection;
However, there is no heat of binding observed in the raw data (isotherms). (dilution of substrate(substrate to buffer control) seems to consume some heat; dilution of protein (buffer to protein) seems to produce some heat); while titrating substrate to enzyme seems to be the sum of heats from the two controls.
About the buffer: both the substrate and the enzyme are in 10mM HEPES, 300 uM ZnCl2 and 4% DMSO;
I did not expect that I cannot even observe the binding curve in titration between the enzyme and its substrate!!
Anyone could help???
P.S. the data is attached
Edited by biobunny, 12 March 2012 - 07:10 PM.