Tarita Biver

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This work was aimed at determining the cardioprotective effect of digitalis glycosides in rat heart, and to relate it with Na, K-ATPase inhibition and ERK1/2 activation. Isolated working rat hearts were perfused in the presence of ouabain or digoxin, which were used at concentrations ranging from 10 to 10 M. The hearts were then subjected to 30 minutes of(More)
The interaction of cyanines with nucleic acids is accompanied by intense changes of their optical properties. Consequently these molecules find numerous applications in biology and medicine. Since no detailed information on the binding mechanism of DNA/cyanine systems is available, a T-jump investigation of the kinetics and equilibria of binding of the(More)
The synthesis of the Fe(III), Co(II), Mn(II), and Ru(III) complexes with two polyamine-polycarboxylate ligands, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)ethylenediamine-N, N', N'-triacetic acid (H3L1) and ethylene bisglycol tetraacetic acid (H4L2) is reported. Potentiometric studies showed that these ligands form stable complexes in aqueous solution and no metal release occurs,(More)
The fluorescent probe 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) is a dye known to interact with polynucleotides in a non-univocal manner, both intercalation and minor groove binding modes being possible, and to specifically change its photophysical properties according to the different environments. To investigate this behavior, quantum-mechanical calculations(More)
A study has been performed of the kinetics and equilibria involved in complex formation between the macrocyclic polyamine 2,5,8,11-tetraaza[12]-[12](2,9)[1,10]-phenanthrolinophane (Neotrien) and Cu(II) in acidic aqueous solution and ionic strength 0.5 M (NaCl), by means of the stopped-flow method and UV spectrophotometry. Spectrophotometric titrations and(More)
The binding of Ru(phen)(2)dppz(2+) (dppz=dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) to DNA was investigated at pH 7.0 and 25 degrees C using stopped-flow and spectrophotometric methods. Equilibrium measurements show that two modes of binding, whose characteristics depend on the polymer to dye ratio (C(P)/C(D)), are operative. The binding mode occurring for values of(More)
The interaction of coralyne with poly(A)*poly(U), poly(A)*2poly(U), poly(A) and poly(A)*poly(A) is analysed using spectrophotometric, spectrofluorometric, circular dichroism (CD), viscometric, stopped-flow and temperature-jump techniques. It is shown for the first time that coralyne induces disproportionation of poly(A)*poly(U) to triplex poly(A)*2poly(U)(More)
Kinetics and equilibria of cyanine dyes thiazole orange (TO) and benzothiazole orange (BO) self-aggregation and binding to CT-DNA are investigated in aqueous solution at 25 degrees C and pH 7. Absorbance spectra and T-jump experiments reveal that BO forms J-aggregates while TO forms more stable H-aggregates. Fluorescence and absorbance titrations show that(More)
The equilibria and kinetics of the complex formation and dissociation reaction between gallium(III) and PAR [4-(2-pyridylazo)resorcinol] have been investigated in water and in the presence of SDS micelles. The reactive form of Ga(III) is GaOH2+ in both cases. The addition of SDS results in an increase of both the binding affinity and velocity, the maximum(More)
The new bifunctional molecule 3,6-diamine-9-[6,6-bis(2-aminoethyl)-1,6-diaminohexyl]acridine (D), which is characterised by both an aromatic moiety and a separate metal-complexing polyamine centre, has been synthesised. The characteristics of D and its ZnII complex ([ZnD]) (protonation and metal-complexing constants, optical properties and self-aggregation(More)