Interaction of Dicationic Bis(imidazoliumyl)porphyrinatometals with DNA

Tomoko Yamamoto, Daryono Hadi Tjahjono, Naoki Yoshioka, Hidenari Inoue

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A pair of dicationic metalloporphyrins with only two meso-substituents, i.e. copper(II) and zinc(II) complexes of 5,15-bis(1,3-dimethylimidazolium-2-yl)porphyrin (H2-1), have been synthesized by insertion reaction of the metal ions. Interactions of [5,15-bis(1,3-dimethylimidazolium-2-yl)porphyrinato]copper(II) (Cu-I) and [5,15-bis(1,3-dimethylimidazolium-2-yl)porphyrinato]zinc(II) (Zn-1) with calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) and double-helical synthetic polynucleotides ([poly(dA-dT)]2 and [poly(dG-dC)]2) have been studied by melting temperature, viscometric, visible absorption, CD and MCD spectroscopic measurements. The copper(II) complex, Cu-1, intercalates into the base pairs of DNA such as CT-DNA, [poly(dA-dT)]2 and [poly(dG-dC)]2 to stabilize the DNA duplex due to its high affinity for them. In contrast, the zinc(II) complex, Zn-1, binds edge-on to CT-DNA, [poly(dA-dT)]2 and [poly(dG-dC)]2 as an outside binder. The binding constant of Cu-1 to DNA is in the order of 106 M-1 in a phosphate buffer (pH 6.8) at 25 °C, while that of Zn-1 ranges from 104 to 10 5 M-1 under the same experimental conditions. The binding of Cu-1 and Zn-1 to DNA is entropically driven, although that of H 2-1 is enthalpically driven. As a result, it has been revealed that the kind of central metal ions in dicationic metalloporphyrins influences the binding properties of the dicationic porphyrin to DNA.

ジャーナルBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
出版ステータスPublished - 2003

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  • 化学一般


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