Doxorubicin (DOX) is a potent anti-tumoral agent widely used for cancer therapy. Despite numerous studies, the fluorescence properties of DOX, usually exploited for the characterization of the interaction with biological media, have until now led to controversial interpretations, mainly due to self-association of the drug in aqueous solution. We present… (More)
We studied the binding of two anthracycline drugs, Doxorubicin and Sabarubicin, to a model telomeric sequence 5'-d[GGG(TTAGGG)(3)]-3' (21-mer), assuming the basket G-quadruplex (G4) conformation in Na(+)-rich aqueous solution. We used an approach that combines spectroscopic and microcalorimetric techniques to obtain information about ground and excited… (More)
A water soluble Zn(II) porphyrazine drives the conformational equilibrium of the G-quadruplex of a human telomeric sequence exclusively towards a parallel conformation upon complexation.
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A combined approach using global analysis of circular dichroism multiwavelength data and time resolved fluorescence was applied to investigate the interaction of R-(-)- and S-(+)-ketoprofen with bovine serum albumin in buffer solution at neutral pH. A characterization of the most stable drug : protein adducts of 1 : 1 and 2 : 1 stoichiometry, as individual… (More)