Abdol-Khalegh Bordbar

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The interaction of cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) with alpha-amylase from Bacillus subtilis was investigated at 25 degrees C and various experimental conditions, such as pH, ionic strength and urea concentration. The binding data were measured using CTAB-membrane selective electrodes as a simple, fast, cheap and accurate method. The obtained binding(More)
beta-Lactoglobulin (beta-LG) is one of the cow's major milk proteins and the most abundant whey protein. This globular protein of about 18 kDa is folded, forming a beta-barrel (or calyx) structure. This structure is stabilized by two disulfide bonds and can be altered by heating above 65 degrees C. beta-LG is also one of the major allergens in milk. Heating(More)
Gemini surfactants have two polar head groups and two hydrocarbon tails. Compared with conventional surfactants, geminis have much lower (μM vs. mM) critical micelle concentrations and possess slower (ms vs. μs) monomer <-- / --> micelle kinetics. The structure of the gemini surfactants studied is [HOCH(2)CH(2)-, CH(3)-,(More)
The current study reports the binding of curcumin (CUR) as the main pharmacologically active ingredient of turmeric and diacetylcurcumin (DAC) as a bioactive derivative of curcumin to human serum albumin (HSA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA). The apparent binding constants and number of substantive binding sites have been evaluated by fluorescence quenching(More)
The ctDNA-binding properties and in vitro antitumor activity of three water soluble Keggin type polyoxometalates (POMs): K6H[CoW11O39CpZr]·nH2O, K6H[CoW11O39CpTi·nH2O and K7H2[CoW11O39CpFe]·nH2O (abbreviated as CoWCpZr, CoWCpTi and CoWCpFe, respectively) were investigated using UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence spectrophotometry, cyclic(More)
Bis(maltolato)oxovanadium(IV) (BMOV), and its ethylmaltol analog, bis(ethylmaltolato)oxovanadium(IV) (BEOV), are candidate insulin-enhancing agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus; in mid-2008, BEOV advanced to phase II clinical testing. The interactions of BMOV and its inorganic congener, vanadyl sulfate (VOSO(4)), with human serum(More)
The binding of curcumin (CUR) and diacetylcurcumin (DAC) to bovine beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) genetic variant B was investigated by fluorescence and circular dichroism techniques. The binding parameters including number of substantive binding sites and the binding constants have been evaluated by fluorescence quenching method. The distance (r) between donor(More)
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) denaturation has been extensively studied by different anionic and cationic surfactant. Dodecyl trimethylammonium bromide (DTAB) is a cationic surfactant, and it is suggested that it binds to the C-terminal section of BSA. In the present study, the thermodynamical denaturation of BSA by dodecyl trimethylammonium bromide (DTAB) has(More)
The DNA binding properties of a bulky and hydrophobic Schiff base complex of manganese(III) [N,N'-bis(5-(triphenyl phosphonium methyl)salicylidene)-1,2-ethylene diamine chloride Mn(III) acetate] was examined by spectroscopic techniques. UV-vis titration data indicate both hypo and hyperchromic effect with addition of DNA to complex. A competitive binding(More)
Bovine beta-lactoglobulin (beta-LG) present in milks has been found "in vivo" in complexes with lipids such as butyric and oleic acids. To elucidate the still unknown structure-function relationship in this protein, the structural changes of beta-lactoglobulin variant A (beta-LG A) in the presence of cationic surfactant such as dodecyltrimethyl ammonium(More)