A chiral stationary phase for high-performance liquid chromatography, based upon immobilized human serum albumin (HSA), was used to investigate the effect of octanoic acid on the simultaneous binding of a series of drugs to albumin. Octanoic acid was found to bind with high affinity to a primary binding site, which in turn induced an allosteric change in the region of drug binding Site II, resulting in the displacement of compounds binding there. Approximately 80% of the binding of suprofen and ketoprofen to HSA was accounted for by binding at Site II. Octanoic acid was found to also bind to a secondary site on HSA, with much lower affinity. This secondary site appeared to be the warfarin-azapropazone binding area (drug binding Site I), as both warfarin and phenylbutazone were displaced in a competitive manner by high levels of octanoic acid. The enantioselective binding to HSA exhibited by warfarin, suprofen and ketoprofen was found to be due to differential binding of the enantiomers at Site I; the primary binding site for suprofen and ketoprofen was not enantioselective.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications|
|State||Published - Jun 10 1992|
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