Time-dependent interactions of the two porphyrinic compounds chlorin e6 and mono-L-aspartyl-chlorin e6 with phospholipid vesicles probed by NMR spectroscopy

Vermathen, Martina; Vermathen, Peter; Simonis, Uschi; Bigler, Peter (2008). Time-dependent interactions of the two porphyrinic compounds chlorin e6 and mono-L-aspartyl-chlorin e6 with phospholipid vesicles probed by NMR spectroscopy. Langmuir, 24(21), pp. 12521-12533. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society 10.1021/la802040v

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The distribution processes of chlorin e6 (CE) and monoaspartyl-chlorin e6 (MACE) between the outer and inner phospholipid monolayers of 1,2-dioleoyl-phosphatidylcholine (DOPC) vesicles were monitored by 1H NMR spectroscopy through analysis of chemical shifts and line widths of the DOPC vesicle resonances. Chlorin adsorption to the outer vesicle monolayer induced changes in the DOPC 1H NMR spectrum. Most pronounced was a split of the N-methyl choline resonance, allowing for separate analysis of inner and outer vesicle layers. Transbilayer distribution of the chlorin compounds was indicated by time-dependent characteristic spectral changes of the DOPC resonances. Kinetic parameters for the flip-flop processes, that is, half-lives and rate constants, were obtained from the experimental data points. In comparison to CE, MACE transbilayer movement was significantly reduced, with MACE remaining more or less attached to the outer membrane layer. The distribution coefficients for CE and MACE between the vesicular and aqueous phase were determined. Both CE and MACE exhibited a high affinity for the vesicular phase. For CE, a positive correlation was found between transfer rate and increasing molar ratio CE/DOPC. Enhanced membrane rigidity induced by increasing amounts of cholesterol into the model membrane was accompanied by a decrease of CE flip-flop rates across the membrane. The present study shows that the movement of porphyrins across membranes can efficiently be investigated by 1H NMR spectroscopy and that small changes in porphyrin structure can have large effects on membrane kinetics.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology > DCR Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Methodology (AMSM)
08 Faculty of Science > Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry

UniBE Contributor:

Vermathen, Peter and Bigler, Peter

ISSN:

0743-7463

Publisher:

American Chemical Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:09

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:56

Publisher DOI:

10.1021/la802040v

PubMed ID:

18823137

Web of Science ID:

000260508800063

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/30167 (FactScience: 186166)

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