Investigation on the Interaction of Hydroxyethyl Starch 130/0.4 (Voluven) and Serum Albumin for Pharmacokinetic and Toxicological Implications
Jianzhong Zhang, Shaoyan Huang, Yongbin Han, Chenghai Wang, Wei Shao, Zhijian Fu
Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
The interaction of hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (Voluven) with human serum albumin (HSA) has been investigated by fluorescence (steady state and synchronous), Fourier transforms infrared (FT-IR), and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopies. Analysis of the fluorescence quenching data of HSA by Voluven using the Stern–Volmer method revealed the formation of 1:1 ground-state complex. Evaluation of binding parameters and binding energy indicated that the binding reaction was exothermic. On the basis of fluorescence measurements, it was concluded that electrostatic forces play a crucial role in stabilizing the complex. The binding distance was calculated by using Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) theory. The conformational changes of HSA were obtained qualitatively as well as quantitatively using synchronous fluorescence, FT-IR, and CD. The HSA underwent partial unfolding in the presence of Voluven.
Circular dichroism, Protein folding, Biochemistry