Affinity of two novel five-coordinated anticancer Pt(II) complexes to human and bovine serum albumins: a spectroscopic approach. Academic Article uri icon


  • The interactions of two organoplatinum complexes, [Pt(C^N)Cl(dppa)], 1, and [Pt(C^N)Cl(dppm)], 2 (C^N = N(1), C(2')-chelated, deprotonated 2-phenylpyridine, dppa = bis(diphenylphosphino)amine, dppm = bis(diphenylphosphino)methane), as antitumor agents, with bovine serum albumin (BSA) and human serum albumin (HSA) have been studied by fluorescence and UV-vis absorption spectroscopic techniques at pH 7.40. The quenching constants and binding parameters (binding constants and number of binding sites) were determined by fluorescence quenching method. The obtained results revealed that there is a strong binding interaction between the ligands and proteins. The calculated thermodynamic parameters (G, H, and S) confirmed that the binding reaction is mainly entropy-driven, and hydrophobic forces played a major role in the reaction. The displacement experiment shows that these Pt complexes can bind to the subdomain IIA (site I) of albumin. Moreover, synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy studies revealed some changes in the local polarity around the tryptophan residues. Finally, the distance, r, between donor (serum albumin) and acceptor (Pt complexes) was obtained according to Frster theory of nonradiation energy transfer.

published proceedings

  • Inorg Chem

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Samari, F., Hemmateenejad, B., Shamsipur, M., Rashidi, M., & Samouei, H.

citation count

  • 270

complete list of authors

  • Samari, Fayezeh||Hemmateenejad, Bahram||Shamsipur, Mojtaba||Rashidi, Mehdi||Samouei, Hamidreza

publication date

  • March 2012