Enhancement Effect of Zn-Arsenazo III Complex for G-quadruplex DNA Stability of Proto-oncogene Promoter Telomeres

Author(s): Liyuan Zou, Hongbo Li*, Mingbin Liu, Weihua Zhao, Suqin Wang*.

Journal Name: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 17 , Issue 7 , 2020

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Background: Controlling the structure of proto-oncogene telomeres is very important in antitumor therapy. There are relationships between G-quadruplex DNA and the growth of tumor cell.

Methods: In this study, spectroscopic, cyclic voltammetry and viscosity methods were employed to investigate the interaction between Zn-Arsenazo Ⅲ complex and G-quadruplex DNA by using 4S Green Plus Nucleic Acid Stain as a spectral probe in PBS buffer. The binding ratios were n Arsenazo Ⅲ : n Zn(Ⅱ) = 5:1 for Zn-Arsenazo Ⅲ complex and n Zn- Arsenazo Ⅲ : n G-quadruplex DNA = 8:1 for Zn-Arsenazo Ⅲ-G-quadruplex DNA. The bonding constants (Kθ 298.15K=4.44x105 L·mol-1, Kθ 308.15K= 1.00x105 L·mol-1, Kθ 318.15K= 1.04x106 L·mol-1) were obtained by double reciprocal method at different temperatures, Which was found that the interaction between Zn-Arsenazo Ⅲ complex and Gquadruplex DNA was driven by enthalpy. Furthermore, the research further confirmed that the interaction mode between Zn-Arsenazo Ⅲ complex and G-quadruplex DNA was a mixed binding which involved intercalation and non-intercalation interaction.

Results and Conclusion: Together these findings also have corroborated the application of stabilizing ligands and intervening with their function for target G-quadruplexes in a cellular context.

Keywords: Zn(ΙΙ)-arsenzeo ΙΙΙ complex, G-quadruplex DNA, 4S green plus nucleic acid stain, telomeres, interaction mode, proto-oncogene.

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Year: 2020
Page: [858 - 866]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1570180816666191112154141
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