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1H NMR determination of the self-association of an acridine homodimer and its complexation with ethidium bromide in aqueous solution

Evstigneev, M.P. and Evstigneev, V.P. and Davies, David B. (2006) 1H NMR determination of the self-association of an acridine homodimer and its complexation with ethidium bromide in aqueous solution. Journal of Molecular Structure 784 (1-3), pp. 162-168. ISSN 0022-2860.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2005.08.033

Abstract

1H NMR spectroscopy (500MHz) has been used to investigate the self-association in aqueous buffered solution of a bis-intercalator, Acridine Homodimer (AcrH), and its hetero-association with the aromatic dye, Ethidium Bromide (EB). The equilibrium constants and thermodynamical parameters (enthalpy and entropy) of self-association have been determined from the observed concentration and temperature dependences of chemical shifts of AcrH protons and the results are consistent with a model consisting of at least four distinct forms of AcrH molecules in solution: unfolded (U), folded (F), a dimer formed from two folded molecules (F2) and a trimer formed from three folded molecules (F3). It has also been shown that Ethidium Bromide complexes strongly to the dimer form (F2) of the bis-acridine molecule, AcrH. Comparison of the calculated association parameters of AcrH with the previously studied Ethidium Homodimer (EBH) revealed a correlation between the effectiveness of complexation and the length of chain connecting the chromophores of a bis-intercalator.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Acridine Homodimer, Ethidium Bromide, self-association, hetero-association, NMR spectroscopy
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/379

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