Feb 1, 1976

Interaction of cyclodextrins with fluorescent probes and its application to kinetic studies of amylase

Journal of Biochemistry
H KondoK Hiromi


It was found that 6-p-toluidinylnaphthalene-2-sulfonate (TNS) showed pronounced fluorescence enhancement when it was added to alpha-, beta-, and gamma-cyclodextrin solutions. 2. The following results were obtained by quantitative study of the interactions of three kinds of cyclodextrins with TNS by following TNS fluorescence at pH5.3. and 25 degrees. i) alpha-Cyclodextrin forms a l : l complex with TNS. ii) beta- and gamma-Cyclodextrins form 1 : 1 and also 2 : 1 complexes; in the latter two cyclodextrin molecules bind to one TNS molecule. iii) The dissociation constants of cyclodextrin-TNS complexes were determined to be 54.9 mM for alpha-cyclodextrin, 0.65 mM for beta-cyclodextrin and 0.66 mM for gamma-cyclodextrin in the 1 : 1 complex, and the secondary dissociation constants in the 2 : 1 complex were 71.4 mM for beta-cyclodextrin in the 1 : 1 complex, and the secondary dissociation constants in the 2 : 1 complex were 71.4 mM for beta-cyclodextrin and 32.6 mM for gamma-cyclodextrin. iv)...

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Complex (molecular entity)
Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Fluorescent stain
Amylase Measurement
Anilino Naphthalenesulfonates

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