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Vanekova, Z; Hubcik, L; Toca-Herrera, JL; Furtmuller, PG; Mucaji, P; Nagy, M.
(2020): Analysis of Binding Interactions of Ramipril and Quercetin on Human Serum Albumin: A Novel Method in Affinity Evaluation
MOLECULES. 2020; 25(3), 547 FullText FullText_BOKU

The aim of this study was to analyze the binding interactions between a common antihypertensive drug (ramipril, R) and the widely distributed plant flavonoid quercetin (Q), in the presence of human serum albumin (HSA). From the observed fluorescence spectra of the (HSA + R) system we can assume that ramipril is also one of the Site 3 ligands-similar to fusidic acid-the binding of which has been proven by RTG crystallography. Our claim is supported by near-UV CD spectroscopy, microscale themophoresis and molecular modeling. The presence of R slightly inhibited the subsequent binding of Q to HSA and, on the contrary, the pre-incubation of HSA with Q caused a stronger binding of R, most likely due to allosteric interactions. At high concentrations, R is also able to displace Q from its binding site. The dissociation constant K-D for the binding of R is more than hundredfold larger than for Q, which means that R is a very weak binder to HSA. The knowledge of qualitative and quantitative parameters of R, as well as the methods used in this study, are important for future research into HSA binding. This study shows the importance of implementing other methods for K-D determination. Microscale thermophoresis has proved to be a novel, practical and accurate method for K-D determination on HSA, especially in cases when fluorescence spectroscopy is unable to produce usable results.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Furtmüller Paul Georg
Toca-Herrera José Luis

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