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Combined multispectroscopic and molecular docking investigation on the interaction between strictosamide and human serum albumin.


Luminescence. 2013 Jan 21;


Authors: Pu H, Jiang H, Chen R


Abstract

The interaction between strictosamide (STM) and human serum albumin (HSA) was investigated by fluorescence spectroscopy, synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy, three-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy, circular dichroism spectroscopy and molecular modeling under physiological pH 7.4. STM effectively quenched the intrinsic fluorescence of HSA via static quenching. The binding site number n and apparent binding constant K(a) were determined at different temperatures by fluorescence quenching. The thermodynamic parameters, enthalpy change (ΔH) and entropy change (ΔS) for the reaction were calculated as -3.01 kJ/mol and 77.75 J/mol per K, respectively, which suggested that the hydrophobic force played major roles in stabilizing the HSA-STM complex. The distance r between donor and acceptor was obtained to be 4.10 nm according to Förster's theory. After the addition of STM, the synchronous fluorescence and three-dimensional fluorescence spectral results showed that the hydrophobicity of amino acid residues increased and the circular dichroism spectral results showed that the α-helix content of HSA decreased (from 61.48% to 57.73%). These revealed that the microenvironment and conformation of HSA were changed in the binding reaction. Furthermore, the study of molecular modeling indicated that STM could bind to site I of HSA and the hydrophobic interaction was the major acting force, which was in agreement with the binding mode study. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

PMID: 23339149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]