Priyankar Sen

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Human serum albumin (HSA), being the most abundant carrier protein in blood and a modern day clinical tool for drug delivery, attracts high attention among biologists. Hence, its unfolding/refolding strategies and exogenous/endogenous ligand binding preference are of immense use in therapeutics and clinical biochemistry. Among its fellow proteins albumin is(More)
The interactions among bovine, rabbit, and porcine serum albumins and single-chain cationic surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) versus its gemini counterpart (designated as G4) have been studied. The studies were carried out in an aqueous medium at pH 7.0 using UV, intrinsic and extrinsic fluorescence spectroscopy, and far-UV circular dichroism(More)
Equilibrium unfolding by guanidinium hydrochloride (GuHCl) and urea as well as evolutionary trends of two homologous albumins, pig serum albumin (PSA) and rabbit serum albumin (RSA), has been studied with circular dichroism, tryptophanyl fluorescence and bioinformatics. GuHCl cannot distinguish the contribution of electrostatic interactions to the proteins(More)
Serum albumins are chief carrier of ligands in blood, hence important in clinical biotechnology. The effects of methyl cyanide (MeCN), a chief solvent of reverse phase chromatography, on four mammalian serum albumins (human, bovine, porcine and rabbit sources) were studied at neutral pH with the help of scattering, circular dichroism, IR and fluorescence(More)
The effect of low, medium, and high molecular weight poly(ethylene glycol) (e.g., PEG-400, -6000, and -20,000) on the structure of the acid unfolded state of unmodified stem bromelain (SB) obtained at pH 2.0 has been studied by various spectroscopic methods. The conformation of stem bromelain at pH 2.0 exhibits substantial loss of secondary structure and(More)
Little work has been done to understand the folding profiles of multi-domain proteins at alkaline conditions. We have found the formation of a molten globule-like state in bovine serum albumin at pH 11.2 with the help of spectroscopic techniques; like far and near ultra-violet circular dichroism, intrinsic and extrinsic fluorescence spectroscopy.(More)
To gain insights into the comparative effect of single-chain/gemini surfactants on proteins and the possible implications, the interaction of human serum albumin (HSA) with cationic single-chain surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and its gemini counterpart bis(cetyldimethylammonium)butane dibromide with spacer -(CH(2))(4)- (designated as G4)(More)
We have previously characterized an acid-unfolded (U(A)) state of Mucor miehei lipase at pH 2. The effect of 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol (TFE) and 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP) resulted in characterization of molten-globule (MG) like states with beta-sheet secondary structure at 15% (v/v) TFE and 6% (v/v) HFIP. alpha-Helical states accumulate at 80%(More)
We report that the presence of very low concentrations (<0.1 M) of urea, a widely used chemical denaturant, induces structure formation in the water-soluble globular protein human serum albumin (HSA) at pH 7. We have presented results suggesting an almost 8% and 5% increase in alpha-helix in the presence of 10 mM urea (U) and 20 mM monomethylurea (MMU),(More)
Little work has been done to understand the folding of proteins at alkaline conditions. BSA acquires a partially reversible unfolded state at pH 13.0, devoid of any native structure. Introduction of methanol, ethanol and 2-propanol with the alkaline unfolded protein resulted in beta-sheet-like structure formation, and 2,2,2-trifluroethanol found to enhance(More)