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Data from: Spectroscopic and molecular docking studies reveal binding characteristics of nazartinib (EGF816) to human serum albumin

Citation

Almehizia, Abdulrahman et al. (2019), Data from: Spectroscopic and molecular docking studies reveal binding characteristics of nazartinib (EGF816) to human serum albumin, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.05c6v93

Abstract

The interactions of novel anti-cancer therapeutic agents with the different plasma and tissue components, specifically serum albumins, have lately gained considerable attention due to the significant influence of such interactions on the pharmacokinetics and/or -dynamics of this important class of therapeutics. Nazartinib (EGF 816; NAZ) is a new anti-cancer candidate proposed as a third-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is being developed and clinically tested for the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The current study aimed to characterize the interaction between NAZ and human serum albumin (HSA) using experimental and theoretical approaches. Experimental results of fluorescence quenching of HSA induced by NAZ revealed the development of a statically formed complex between NAZ and HSA. Interpretation of the observed fluorescence data using Stern–Volmer, Lineweaver-Burk, and double-log formulae resulted in binding constants for HSA-NAZ complex in the range of (2.34 to 2.81)× 104M-1 over the studied temperatures. These computed values were further used to elucidate thermodynamic attributes of the interaction, which showed that NAZ spontaneously binds to HSA with a postulated electrostatic force-driven interaction. This was further verified by theoretical examination of the NAZ docking on the HSA surface that revealed an HSA-NAZ complex where NAZ is bound to HSA Sudlow site I driven by hydrogen bonding in addition to electrostatic forces in the form of pi-H bond. The HSA binding pocket for NAZ was shown to encompass ARG 257, ARG 222, LYS 199, and GLU 292 with a total binding energy of -25.59 kJ mol-1

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