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Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2012 Nov;97:119-24. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2012.05.060. Epub 2012 Jun 7.

Interaction of amphiphilic drugs with human and bovine serum albumins.

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Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India.


To know the interaction of amphiphilic drugs nortriptyline hydrochloride (NOT) and promazine hydrochloride (PMZ) with serum albumins (i.e., human serum albumin (HSA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA)), techniques of UV-visible, fluorescence, and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopies are used. The binding affinity is more in case of PMZ with both the serum albumins. The quenching rate constant (k(q)) values suggest a static quenching process for all the drug-serum albumin interactions. The UV-visible results show that the change in protein conformation of PMZ-serum albumin interactions are more prominent as compared to NOT-serum albumin interactions. The CD results also explain the conformational changes in the serum albumins on binding with the drugs. The increment in %α-helical structure is slightly more for drug-BSA complexes as compared to drug-HSA complexes.

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