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Materials (Basel) ; 14(22)2021 Nov 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34832160


Mesoporous polymer networks were prepared via the cross-linking radical copolymerization of non-toxic hydrophilic N-vinylpyrrolidone (VP) with triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDM) and poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ester methacrylate (PEGMMA) in bulk, using appropriate soluble and thermodynamically compatible macromolecular additives with a branched structure as porogens. The branched copolymers of various monomer compositions were obtained by radical copolymerization in toluene, controlled by 1-decanethiol, and these materials were characterized by a wide set of physical chemical methods. The specific surface areas and surface morphology of the polymer networks were determined by nitrogen low-temperature adsorption or Rose Bengal (RB) sorption, depending on the copolymer compositions and scanning electron microscopy. The electrochemical properties of RB before and after its encapsulation into a branched VP copolymer were studied on a glassy carbon electrode and the interaction between these substances was observed. Quantum chemical modeling of RB-VP or RB-copolymer complexes has been carried out and sufficiently strong hydrogen bonds were found in these systems. The experimental and modeling data demonstrate the high potency of such mesoporous polymer networks as precursors of molecularly imprinted polymers for the recognition of fluorescent dyes as nanomarkers for biomedical practice.

Molecules ; 25(24)2020 Dec 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33353192


Hydrated copolymers of N-vinylpyrrolidone (VP) with triethylene glycol dimethacrylate as a promising platform for biologically active compounds (BAC) were investigated by different physical chemical methods (dynamic light scattering, infrared spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry) and the quantum chemical modeling of water coordination by the copolymers in a solution. According to the quantum chemical simulation, one to two water molecules can coordinate on one O-atom of the lactam ring of VP units in the copolymer. Besides the usual terminal coordination, the water molecule can form bridges to bind two adjacent C=O groups of the lactam rings of VP units. In addition to the first hydration shell, the formation of a second one is also possible due to the chain addition of water molecules, and its structure depends on a mutual orientation of C=O groups. We showed that N,N-dimethylbiguanidine hydrochloride (metformin) as a frontline drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus can be associated in aqueous solutions with free and hydrated C=O groups of the lactam rings of VP units in studied copolymers. Based on the characteristics of the H-bonds, we believe that the level of the copolymer hydration does not affect the behavior and biological activity of this drug, but the binding of metformin with the amphiphilic copolymer will delight in the penetration of a hydrophilic drug across a cell membrane to increase its bioavailability.

Biguanidas/uso terapêutico , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Hipoglicemiantes/uso terapêutico , Polímeros/química , Pirrolidinonas/química , Biguanidas/química , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Humanos , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Hipoglicemiantes/química , Estrutura Molecular , Água/química
J Biomol Struct Dyn ; 21(4): 503-12, 2004 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-14692795


Structurally isomeric complexes formed between homopyrimidine bis-PNAs (T(2)JT(2)JT(4)-linker-T(4)CT(2)CT(2)) and single- and double-stranded DNA targets were investigated. These complexes are triplexes designated S1, S2 and S3 in order of increased mobility by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. It is shown that the S3 isomer is formed only on double-stranded DNA and possesses highest stability. Isomers S2 and S1 are formed upon binding of bis-PNA to double-stranded as well as to single-stranded DNA. It was found that the stability of the isomer S1 increases dramatically in the presence of excess single-stranded oligonucleotide complementary to the bis-PNA. The structure of the stabilized S1 isomer is proposed to consist of two bis-PNA/DNA triplexes. The relationship between the yield of the isomer S1 formed on single-stranded DNA and the bis-PNA concentration was investigated and a kinetic model of the formation of S1 is presented.

DNA/química , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , Ácidos Nucleicos Peptídicos/química , Autorradiografia , DNA/metabolismo , Isomerismo , Cinética , Lisina/química , Lisina/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Ácidos Nucleicos Peptídicos/metabolismo