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(E)-2-Benzylidenecyclanones: Part XVI.† Study on the interaction of some (E)-2-benzylidenebenzosuberone derivatives with serum albumin by UV-Vis method, inhibitory effect on topoisomerase

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Zsuzsanna Rozmer corresponding author
Pál Perjési


Interaction of some cyclic chalcone analogs, (E)-2-(4-X-benzylidene)-1-benzosuberone derivatives with bovine serum albumin (BSA) and human serum albumin (HSA) has been investigated using UV-Vis spectroscopic methods. Recording the UV-Vis spectra of compounds in the presence of BSA or HSA indicated interaction of the molecules with the hydrophobic binding site(s) of the proteins. Investigated analogs have shown remarkable topo I and topo II inhibitory activity compared to camptothecin and etoposide, respectively, at 40 μM concentration. The observed interactions between the cyclic chalcone analogs and the cellular macromolecules might play a role in the previously detected cytotoxicity against several tumor cell lines.

cyclic chalcone analogs, enones, bovine serum albumin, human serum albumin, UV-Vis spectroscopy, DNA topoisomerases I and II

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Rozmer, Z., & Perjési, P. (2020). (E)-2-Benzylidenecyclanones: Part XVI.† Study on the interaction of some (E)-2-benzylidenebenzosuberone derivatives with serum albumin by UV-Vis method, inhibitory effect on topoisomerase. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Research, 2(1), 118-125.


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