Moulkheir Naoui

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The interaction of calf-thymus DNA with aspirin is investigated in aqueous solution at pH 7-6 with drug/DNA (phosphate) molar ratios of r = 1/40, 1/20, 1/10, 1/5, 1/2, 1 and 2. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and laser Raman difference spectroscopy are used to determine drug binding sites, sequence preference and DNA secondary structure, as well as the(More)
The interaction of calf-thymus DNA with La3+, Eu3+ and Tb3+ has been investigated in aqueous solution at pH 6.5, using metal/DNA(P) molar ratios(r) 1/80, 1/40, 1/20, 1/10, 1/4 and 1/2. Correlations between FTIR spectral changes and DNA structural properties have been established. At low metal/DNA(P) (r) 1/80, the metal ions bind mainly to the PO2- groups of(More)
The interaction of HCl with calf thymus DNA was investigated in aqueous solution at pH 7-2 with H+/DNA(P) (P:phosphate) molar ratios (r) of 1/80, 1/40, 1/20, 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1, using Fourier Transform (FTIR) difference spectroscopy. Correlations between spectral changes, proton binding mode, DNA denaturation, and conformational variations are(More)
The interaction of calf-thymus DNA with trivalent Al and Ga cations, in aqueous solution at pH = 6-7 with cation/DNA(P) (P = phosphate) molar ratios (r) 1/80, 1/40, 1/20, 1/10, 1/4 and 1/2 was characterized by Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) difference spectroscopy. Spectroscopic results show the formation of several types of cation-DNA complexes. At low(More)
Chromium(VI) salts are well known to be mutagens and carcinogens and to easily cross the cell membranes. Because they are powerful oxidizing agents, Cr(VI) reacts with intracellular materials to reduce to trivalent form, which binds DNA. This study was designed to investigate the interaction of calf thymus DNA with Cr(VI) and Cr(III) in aqueous solution at(More)
The interaction of calf thymus DNA with Cu2+ and Pb2+ was studied in aqueous solution at pH 6.5 with metal/DNA (P) (P = phosphate) molar ratios (r) 1/80, 1/40, 1/20, 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1, using Fourier Transform ir (FTIR) spectroscopy. Correlations between the ir spectral changes, metal ion binding mode, DNA condensation, and denaturation, as well as(More)
The effects of acetic acid (HCOOCH3) on the solution structure of calf-thymus DNA are studied at pH 7.3-2.5 with acid/DNA(P) (phosphate) molar ratios (r) of 1/40, 1/20, 1/10, 1, 2, 10, 20 and 40. Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) difference spectroscopy is used to establish correlations between spectral changes and base protonation, DNA conformational(More)
The involvement of the Fe cations in autoxidation in cells and tissues is well documented. DNA is a major target in such reaction, and can chelate Fe cation in many ways. The present study was designed to examine the interaction of calf-thymus DNA with Fe(II) and Fe(III), in aqueous solution at pH 6.5 with cation/DNA (P) (P = phosphate) molar ratios (r) of(More)
The interaction of calf-thymus DNA with L-ascorbic acid was investigated in aqueous solution at pH=7.6 with drug/DNA(P)(P=phosphate) molar ratios (r) of 1/40, 1/20, 1/10, 1/5, 1/2, 1 and 2. Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) and laser Raman difference spectroscopic techniques were used to establish correlations between spectral modifications and drug binding(More)
The interaction of calf-thymus DNA with cobalt-hexammine and cobalt-pentammine cations was investigated, in aqueous solution at pH 6-7 with cation/DNA(phosphate) molar ratios r = 1/80, 1/40, 1/20, 1/10, 1/4, 1/2 and 1, using Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) difference spectroscopy. Correlations between spectral changes, DNA condensation and helical(More)