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2007-01-01 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 9 page(s)

Henrotte Virginie, Vander Elst Luce , Laurent Sophie , Muller Robert , "Comprehensive investigation of the non-covalent binding of MRI contrast agents with human serum albumin" in Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry : A Publication of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 12, 6, 929-937

  • Edition : Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
  • Codes CREF : Physico-chimie générale (DI1320), Résonance magnétique nucléaire (biophysique) (DI131B), Imagerie médicale, radiologie, tomographie (DI3243)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Chimie générale, organique et biomédicale (M108)
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(Anglais) Three techniques, electrospray mass spectrometry, ultrafiltration, and proton relaxometry, are compared in the context of the quantitative analysis of non-covalent binding between human serum albumin (HSA) and MRI contrast agents. The study of the affinity by proton relaxometry reveals the association constant and the number of interaction sites assuming that all sites are identical and independent. Ultrafiltration was adapted for the study of paramagnetic complexes. This technique confirmed the results obtained by relaxometry. Electrospray mass spectrometry, an original method able to study non-covalent binding because of its soft ionization process that allows for the survival of weak binding, provides qualitative and quantitative results. Electrospray mass spectrometry confirmed the affinity measured by proton relaxometry and ultrafiltration. This technique requires very small amounts of products and directly gives the stoichiometry of the association, information not easily obtained by classic techniques. Nevertheless, proton relaxometry remains a useful and mandatory technique for determining the enhancement of the relaxation subsequent to the binding although it demands large amounts of compounds. It is to be pointed out that even if the three techniques lead to a similar ranking of the affinity of the contrast agents for HSA, the absolute values of the association constants disagree as a result of the difference in the experimental conditions (presence of salt, native protein or desalted one, approximations in the fitting of the data, liquid or gas phases).

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  • (Anglais) ISNN0949-8257 (Print)
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  • ISSN : 0949-8257
  • DOI : 10.1007/s00775-007-0247-5
  • PMID : 17558523