Interaction of daunomycin antibiotic with histone H(1): ultraviolet spectroscopy and equilibrium dialysis studies.

Abstract

Using ultraviolet spectroscopy and equilibrium dialysis techniques, we have investigated the interaction of anticancer drug, daunomycin with calf thymus histone H(1) chromosomal protein in 20 mM phosphate buffer, pH 7.0, 1 mM EDTA at room temperature. The UV spectroscopy results show that daunomycin (5.0-100 microM) decreases the absorbance of histone H(1) at 210-230 nm and induces hypochromicity in the absorption spectrum of the protein. The equilibrium dialysis data show that daunomycin binds to histone H(1) and the binding process is positive cooperative with two binding sites as Scatchard plot and Hill coefficient confirm it. The results suggest that daunomycin binds to histone H(1) and changes its conformation.

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@article{Zargar2002InteractionOD, title={Interaction of daunomycin antibiotic with histone H(1): ultraviolet spectroscopy and equilibrium dialysis studies.}, author={Seyed Jalal Zargar and Azra Rabbani}, journal={International journal of biological macromolecules}, year={2002}, volume={30 2}, pages={113-7} }