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Author(s): Rui Goncalves
Nuno Mateus
Victor De Freitas
Title: Biological Relevance of the Interaction between Procyanidins and Trypsin: A Multitechnique Approach
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: The interactions between the digestive protease trypsin type IX-S from porcine pancreas and grape seed procyanidins were monitorized by fluorescence quenching, dynamic light scattering, nephelometry, circular dichroism, and enzymatic inhibition assay. This work reports that the inhibition of trypsin activity by grape seed procyanidins and the respective quenching of intrinsic protein fluorescence are closely related. These two phenomena increase with the molecular weight of the tested procyanidins. The interaction between procyanidins and enzyme was shown to involve a specific interaction as inferred from the fluorescence assays. It was also shown by fluorescence spectroscopy that the binding of procyanidin molecules to the enzyme does not induce significant structural modifications. A relationship between aggregate formation, using dynamic light scattering and nephelometry, and fluorescence quenching was observed with maxima achieved for similar stoichiometric ratios. The binding of procyanidins to trypsin affects only slightly protein structure as seen by circular dichroism.
Subject: Outras ciências agrárias
Other Agrarian Sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências agrárias::Outras ciências agrárias
Agrarian Sciences::Other Agrarian Sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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