In vitro DNA binding studies of the sweetening agent saccharin and its copper(II) and zinc(II) complexes

Icsel C., YILMAZ V. T.

JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY B-BIOLOGY, vol.130, pp.115-121, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 130
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2013.11.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-121
  • Keywords: Saccharin, DNA binding, Copper(II) saccharinate, Zinc(II) saccharinate, UV-Vis spectroscopy, Fluorescence spectroscopy, ACRIDINE-ORANGE, PLATINUM(II) COMPLEXES, ETHIDIUM-BROMIDE, INUTERO-EXPOSURE, METAL-COMPLEXES, PALLADIUM(II), CANCER, CRYSTAL, INTERCALATION, RECOGNITION
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


The interactions of fish sperm DNA (FS-DNA) with the sodium salt of sweetener saccharin (sacH) and its copper and zinc complexes, namely [M(sac)(2)(H2O)(4)]center dot 2H(2)O (M = Cu-II or Zn-II) were studied by using UV-Vis titration, fluorometric competition, thermal denaturation, viscosity and gel electrophoresis measurements. The intrinsic binding constants (K-b) obtained from absorption titrations were estimated to be 2.86 (+/-0.06) x 10(4) M-1 for Na(sac), 6.67 (+/-0.12) x 10(4) M-1 for Cu-sac and 4.01 (+/-0.08) x 10(4)M(-1) for Zn-sac. The Cu-sac complex binds to FS-DNA via intercalation with a K-A value of 50.12 (+/-0.22) x 10(4) M-1 as evidenced by competitive binding studies with ethidium bromide. Moreover, competition experiments with Hoechst 33258 are indicative of a groove binding mode of Na(sac) and Zn-sac with binding constants of 3.13 (+/-0.16) x 10(4) M-1 and 5.25 (0.22) x 10(4) M-1, respectively. The spectroscopic measurements indicate a moderate DNA binding affinity of Na(sac) and its metal complexes. The suggested binding modes are further confirmed by the thermal denaturation and viscosity measurements. In addition, Cu-sac and Zn-sac show weak ability to damage to pBR322 supercoiled plasmid DNA. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.