S. M. Nikitin

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We present a novel scoring function for docking of small molecules to protein binding sites. The scoring function is based on a combination of two main approaches used in the field, the empirical and knowledge-based approaches. To calibrate the scoring function we used an iterative procedure in which a ligand's position and its score were determined(More)
Spectrophotometric methods are used to study the binding to DNA of Actinomycin D (AMD) and its analogues: 7-nitro-AMD; 7-amino-AMD; 7-(Z-Val-Glo-NH)-AMD; 7-(AcO- . +H2-Val-Glo-NH)-AMD; 7-(AcO- . +H2-Val-Glo-Val-Glo-NH)-AMD. The binding constants are calculated from the binding isotherm of AMD and those of the AMD analogues to calf thymus DNA obtained by(More)
We have developed PLASS (Protein-Ligand Affinity Statistical Score), a pair-wise potential of mean-force for rapid estimation of the binding affinity of a ligand molecule to a protein active site. This scoring function is derived from the frequency of occurrence of atom-type pairs in crystallographic complexes taken from the Protein Data Bank (PDB).(More)
The cytochemical properties of a guanine-specific synthetic fluorescent analogue of actinomycin D, 7-amino-actinomycin D, have been studied in fixed and living preparations of L cells and polytene chromosomes of salivary glands ofChironomus thummi thummi andDrosophila lummei (Hackman). 7-Amino-actinomycin D has been shown to bind to DNA-containing(More)
A technique for DNA amount determination by flow cytometry based on the use of 7-amino-actinomycin D (7-amino-AMD), a fluorescent analogue of antibiotic actinomycin has been investigated, and a particular staining procedure has been developed. The procedure includes short fixation in 70% ethanol and staining for 20 min in 10(-5)M solution of 7-amino-AMD at(More)
The TDPAC technique has been applied to study the stability of n i I n complexes with NTA and DTPA in solutions with different concentrations of stable In at pH = 7. A sample of In-DTPA complexes attached to microspheres of albumin (MSA) has been measured at temperatures of 293 and 130 K. The results show that the products formed after U 1 l n -*• u l C d(More)
Dynamics of binding of a fluorescent analogue of actinomycin D -- 7-amino-actinomycin D -- and 3H-actinomycin D with polytene chromosomes of Ch. thummi was studied. Biological effects of AMD, 7-amino-AMD, and 3H-AMD on polytene chromosomes were found to be similar. These ligands provoke the reduction of the nucleolus and Balbiani rings and the appearance of(More)
Equilibrium and kinetic studies are reported on the binding to DNA of actinomycin D analogues containing various substituents at position 7 of the antibiotic chromophore. The binding constants are calculated from the experimental binding isotherms of actinomycin D and its analogues to calf thymus DNA. The rate constants of the association and dissociation(More)