TITLE

Comparison of the voltammetric studies at mercury and glassy carbon electrodes for the interaction of lumichrome with DNA and analytical applications

AUTHOR(S)
Ibrahim, M. S.; Kamal, M. M.; Temerk, Y. M.
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Apr2003, Vol. 375 Issue 8, p1024
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The determination of the interaction between lumichrome (LC), one of the products of decomposition of the biologically important flavins, and calf thymus double-stranded DNA was performed by using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse stripping voltammetry (DPSV) in connection with a hanging mercury drop electrode (HMDE) or glassy carbon electrode (GCE). The nature of the process taking place at both electrode surfaces was clarified. It was found that the addition of DNA to a buffered LC solution results in the decrease of redox peak currents with changes in the peak potentials at both electrodes. We assume that LC interacting with DNA produces an electrochemically inactive supramolecular complex via intercalation. There was a difference between the electrochemical parameters determined at the HMDE and those at the GCE. The binding constants (K) of the LC–DNA complex at HMDE and GCE were determined through the changes of peak currents and their values at the 105 level and 104 level with each nucleotide residue of DNA binding one LC molecule, respectively. Furthermore, the calibration graph for the determination of DNA was obtained by the decrease in the DPSV peak current of LC in the presence of DNA. Different variables, such as the concentration of LC, the accumulation time and solution conditions, were studied and optimised to maximize the sensitivity; in addition, the detection limit and the reproducibility were determined.
ACCESSION #
15125580

 

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