Grafted dinuclear zinc complexes for selective recognition of phosphatidylserine: Application to the capture of extracellular membrane microvesicles

Microvesicles (MVs) are key markers in human body fluids that reflect cellular activation related to diseases as thrombosis. These MVs display phosphatidylserine at the outer leaflet of their plasma membrane as specific recognition moieties. The work reported in this manuscript focuses on the development of an original method where MVs are captured by bimetallic zinc complexes. A set of ligands have been synthetized based on a phenol spacer bearing in para position an amine group appended to a short or a longer alkyl chain (for grafting on surface) and bis(dipicolylamine) arms in ortho position (for zinc coordination). The corresponding dibridged zinc phenoxido and hydroxido complexes have been prepared in acetronitrile in presence of triethylamine and characterized by several spectroscopic techniques. The pH-driven interconversion studies for both complexes in H2O:DMSO (70:30) evidence that at physiologic pH the main species are mono-bridged by the phenoxido spacer. An X-Ray structure obtained from complex 2 (based on the ligand with the amine group on the short chain) in aqueous medium confirms the presence of a mono-bridged complex. Then, the complexes have been used for interaction studies with short-chain phospholipids. Both have established the selective recognition of the anionic phosphatidylserine model versus zwitterionic phospholipids (in solution by 31P NMR and after immobilization on solid support by surface plasmon resonance (SPR)). Moreover, both complexes have also demonstrated their ability to capture MVs isolated from human plasma. These complexes are thus promising candidates for MVs probing by a new approach based on coordination chemistry.

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Titre
Grafted dinuclear zinc complexes for selective recognition of phosphatidylserine: Application to the capture of extracellular membrane microvesicles
Type de publication
Article de revue
Année de publication
2023
Revue
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Volume
239
Start Page
112065
Pagination
112065
ISSN
0162-0134
Soumis le 14 novembre 2022