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Biophysical studies on the interactions of jatrorrhizine with bovine serum albumin by spectroscopic and molecular modeling methods.

Mol Biol Rep. 2013 May 5;

Authors: Mi R, Li PQ, Hu YJ, Fan XY, Li HY, Yu XC, Ouyang Y


The interaction between jatrorrhizine (JAT) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) has been studied. The studies were carried out in a buffer medium at pH 7.4 using fluorescence spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, and molecular modeling methods. The results of fluorescence quenching and UV-vis absorption spectra experiments indicated the formation of the complex of BSA-JAT. Binding parameters were determined using the Stern-Volmer equation and Scatchard equation. The results of thermodynamic parameters ΔG, ΔH and ΔS at different temperatures indicate that the electrostatic interactions and hydrogen bonds play a major role for JAT-BSA association. Site marker competitive displacement experiments and molecular modeling calculation demonstrating that JAT is mainly located within the hydrophobic pocket of the subdomain IIIA of BSA. Furthermore, The distance between donor (BSA) and acceptor (JAT) was estimated according to fluorescence resonance energy transfer.

PMID: 23645029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]