Insights into the binding of the drugs diclofenac sodium and cefotaxime sodium to serum albumin: calorimetry and spectroscopy.
ABSTRACT Understanding physical chemistry underlying drug-protein interactions is essential to devise guidelines for the synthesis of target oriented drugs. Binding of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, diclofenac sodium (DCF) and an antibiotic drug, cefotaxime sodium (CFT) belonging to the family of cephalosporins with bovine serum albumin (BSA) has been examined using a combination of isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), steady state and time resolved fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopies. Binding affinity of both DCF and CFT with BSA is observed to be of the order of 10(4)M(-1), with the binding profiles fitting well to the single set of binding site model. The disagreement between calorimetric and van't Hoff enthalpies indicates non-adherence to a two-state binding process which could be attributed to changes in the conformation of the protein upon ligand binding as well as with increase in the temperature. Circular dichroism and the fluorescence results, however, do not show any major conformational changes upon binding of these drugs to BSA, and hence the discrepancy could be due to temperature induced conformational changes in the protein. The results of ionic strength dependence and binding in the presence of anionic, cationic and non-ionic surfactants indicate, involvement of more that a single type of interaction in the binding process. The ITC results for the binding of these drugs to BSA in presence of each other indicate that the binding sites for the two drugs are different, and therefore binding of one is not influenced by the other. The DSC results provide quantitative information on the effect of these drugs on the stability of serum albumin. The combined calorimetric and spectroscopic approach has provided a detailed analysis including thermodynamics of the binding of DCF and CFT with BSA qualitatively and quantitatively.
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ABSTRACT: Binding of hippuric acid (HA), a uremic toxin, with human serum albumin (HSA) has been examined by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), molecular docking, circular dichroism (CD) and fluorescence spectroscopy to understand the reason that govern its impaired elimination through hemodialysis. ITC results shows that the HA binds with HSA at high (K b ∼10(4)) and low affinity (K b ∼10(3)) sites whereas spectroscopic results predict binding at a single site (K b∼10(3)). The HA form complex with HSA that involves electrostatic, hydrogen and hydrophobic binding forces as illustrated by calculated thermodynamic parameters. Molecular docking and displacement studies collectively revealed that HA bound to both site I and site II; however, relatively strongly to the later. Esterase-like activity of HSA confirms the involvement of Arg410 and Tyr411 of Sudlow site II in binding of HA. CD results show slight conformational changes occurs in the protein upon ligation that may be responsible for the discrepancy in van't Hoff and calorimetric enthalpy change. Furthermore, an increase in [Formula: see text]and [Formula: see text]is observed from DSC results that indicate increase in stability of HSA upon binding to HA. The combined results provide that HA binds to HSA and thus its elimination is hindered.PLoS ONE 01/2013; 8(8):e71422. · 3.73 Impact Factor