Five novel Gd(III) complexes based on the structure of the heptadentate macrocyclic 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triacetic acid (DO3A) ligand have been synthesized and their H-1 and O-17 NMR relaxometric properties investigated in detail. The complexes have been functionalised on the secondary nitrogen atom of the macrocyclic ring with different pendant groups for promoting their ability to interact non-covalently with human serum albumin (HSA). The analysis of the proton relaxivity, measured as a function of pH and magnetic field strength, have revealed that the three complexes bearing a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) chain possess a single coordinated water molecule, whereas the complexes functionalised with 1-[3-(2-hydroxypheny)]-propyl and 1-[3-(2-carboxyphenyloxy)]-propyl pendant groups have two inner sphere water molecules. The water exchange rates, measured by variable temperature O-17 NMR, cover a broad range of values (from 18 to 770 ns) as a function of their charge, the chemical nature of the substituent and its ability to organize a second sphere of hydration near the water(s) binding site. All the complexes have shown some degree of interaction with HSA, with a stronger binding affinity measured for those bearing an aromatic moiety on the pendant group. However, upon binding the expected relaxation enhancement has not been observed and this has been explained with the displacement of the coordinated water molecules by the protein and formation of ternary adducts.
NMR relaxometric study of new Gd-III macrocyclic complexes and their interaction with human serum albumin / M. Botta, S. Quici, G. Pozzi, G. Marzanni, R. Pagliarin, S. Barra, S. Crich. - In: ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1477-0520. - 2:4(2004), pp. 570-577.
|Titolo:||NMR relaxometric study of new Gd-III macrocyclic complexes and their interaction with human serum albumin|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b313677a|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|