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Interaction between 1-pyrenesulfonic acid and albumin: Moving inside for the protein

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Bertozo, Luiza de Carvalho [1] ; Philot, Eric Allison [2] ; Lima, Angelica Nakagawa [2] ; de Resende Lara, Pedro Tulio [2] ; Scott, Ana Ligia [2] ; Ximenes, Valdecir Farias [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] UNESP Sao Paulo State Univ, Fac Sci, Dept Chem, BR-17033360 Bauru, SP - Brazil
[2] UFABC Fed Univ ABC, Lab Computat Biol & Bioinformat, BR-09210580 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 2

Due to the high sensitivity to alterations in microenvironment polarity of macromolecules, pyrene and its derivatives have long been applied in biosciences. Human serum albumin (HSA), besides its numerous physiological functions, is the main responsible by transport of endogenous and exogenous compounds in the circulatory system. Here, a comprehensive study was carry out to understand the interaction between HSA and the pyrene derivative 1-pyrenesulfonic acid (PMS), which showed a singular behaviour when bound to this protein. The complexation of PMS with HSA was studied by steady state, time-resolved and anisotropy fluorescence, induction of circular dichroism (LCD) and molecular docking. The fluorescence quenching of PMS by HSA was abnormal, being stronger at lower concentration of the quencher. Similar behaviour was obtained by measuring the ICD signal and fluorescence lifetime of PMS complexed in HSA. The displacement of PMS by site-specific drugs showed that this probe occupied both sites, but with higher affinity for site II. The movement of PMS between these main binding sites was responsible by the abnormal effect. Using the holo (PDB: ID 1A06) and apo (PDB: ID 1E7A) HSA structures, the experimental results were corroborated by molecular docking simulation. The abnormal spectroscopic behaviour of PMS is related to its binding in different regions in the protein. The movement of PMS into the protein can be traced by alteration in the spectroscopic signals. These findings bring a new point of view about the use of fluorescence quenching to characterize the interaction between albumin and ligands. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50926-0 - INCT 2014: biodiversity and natural products
Grantee:Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/20549-5 - Development and application of fluorescent probes and probes based on circular dichroism for the interaction studies of ligands with protein, characterization of amyloid proteins and determination of enzymatic activity
Grantee:Valdecir Farias Ximenes
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/22014-1 - Development of fluorescent probes for the determination of binding sites on albumin: studies of the relationship of the molecular structure, association constant and specificity
Grantee:Luiza de Carvalho Bertozo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate