The effect of a group of natural flavonoids on human thrombin amidolytic activity was investigated using a spectrophotometric inhibition assay while information on the kinetics and thermodynamics was obtained using optical biosensor techniques. All the flavonoids tested acted as reversible inhibitors, and the quercetin–thrombin complex was found to be most stable at pH = 7.5. Docking analysis indicated that quercetin's inhibitory behavior could be related to its planar structure and low steric hindrance, and to its ability to form a critical H-bond with thrombin His57.

Flavonoids inhibit the amidolytic activity of human thrombin

MOZZICAFREDDO, MATTEO;CUCCIOLONI, Massimiliano;ELEUTERI, Anna Maria;FIORETTI, Evandro;ANGELETTI, Mauro
2006-01-01

Abstract

The effect of a group of natural flavonoids on human thrombin amidolytic activity was investigated using a spectrophotometric inhibition assay while information on the kinetics and thermodynamics was obtained using optical biosensor techniques. All the flavonoids tested acted as reversible inhibitors, and the quercetin–thrombin complex was found to be most stable at pH = 7.5. Docking analysis indicated that quercetin's inhibitory behavior could be related to its planar structure and low steric hindrance, and to its ability to form a critical H-bond with thrombin His57.
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