Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

G. Perry
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
USA
Email: lddd@benthamscience.org

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DNA Binders: 2. Molecular Recognition of DNA by 2,3,6,7-tetrahydro-1Hpyrrolo[1,2-a]indole-1,8(5H)-dione bis(4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-ylhydrazone) as a Prototype of “Two-Armed” Intercalating Agents

Author(s): Roberto Dallocchio, Alessandro Dessi, Vanna Sanna, Nicolino Pala, Ilaria Campesi, Giuseppe Paglietti, Mario Sechi.

Abstract:

The ability of the docking program AutoDock in studying the binding of small molecules to DNA is examined. Herein, we report molecular dynamic studies with the relaxed complex method applied to DNA, and viscosimetric titration results, performed to investigate a possible DNA-binding mode of a model compound of the previously reported “two armed” class of binders.

Keywords: DNA binders, Intercalation, Molecular dynamic, Relaxed complex method, Viscosimetry, Two-armed derivatives, 2,3,6,7-Tetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo[1,2-a]indole-1, 8(5H)-dione bis(4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl-hydrazone)

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Article Details

VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2009
Page: [246 - 251]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/157018009788452537
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