• Heterotropic binding of alclofenac and dansylsarcosine to bovine serum albumin

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      Bovine serum albumin; alclofenac; dansylsarcosine; tryptophan residue; quenching; heterotropic interaction

    • Abstract


      The binding data for the interaction of alclofenac (AF) and dansylsarcosine (DS) to bovine serum albumin (BSA) have respectively yielded nonlinear Scatchard plots. The plots have been subjected to Rosenthal’s method of analysis and thus the ligands have been found to possess two different kinds of sites in BSA. The binding capacities of these sites have been evaluated. The fluorescence competition studies have revealed that the binding of DS to BSA is noncompetitively inhibited by AF. Therefore, the presence of distinct binding sites for AF and DS in BSA could be inferred. The fluorescence quenching studies have also been able to demonstrate this aforesaid fact. The analysis of the quenching data by the modified Stern-Volmer plot has indicated that both the tryptophan (Trp) residues of BSA are accessible to DS for the quenching in absence of AF, but only one of them is accessible in presence of AF. This has led to suggest that the binding site of DS has been in the vicinity of loop 3–4, involving Trp-134 and Trp-212. The binding of AF at a distinct site from that of DS has exerted heterotropic interactions at the DS binding site and thereby inhibited the binding of DS to BSA.

    • Author Affiliations


      Meenakshi Maruthamuthu1 S Kishore1

      1. Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Madras - 600 025, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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