Publications by authors named "Gennady E Dobretsov"

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Cholesteryl ester diffusion, location and self-association constraints determine CETP activity with discoidal HDL: excimer probe study.

Arch Biochem Biophys 2014 Dec 22;564:211-8. Epub 2014 Oct 22.

Research Institute for Physical Chemical Medicine, 119828 Moscow, Russia.

The transfer of cholesteryl ester by recombinant cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) between reconstituted discoidal high-density lipoprotein (rHDL) was studied. Particles contained apolipoprotein A-I, unsaturated POPC or saturated DPPC and cholesteryl ester as cholesteryl 1-pyrenedecanoate (CPD) or cholesteryl laurate (CL) in donor and acceptor rHDL, respectively. Probe dynamics fulfilled the quenching sphere-of-action model. The cholesteryl ester exchange between donor and acceptor particles was characterized by a heterogeneous kinetics; the fast exchanging CPD pool was much higher in a case of POPC compared to DPPC complexes. Probe fraction accessible to CETP increased with temperature, suggesting a more homogeneous probe distribution. Noncompetitive inhibition of probe transfer by acceptor particles was observed. The values of Vmax (0.063μMmin(-1)) and catalytic rate constant kcat (0.42s(-1)) together with a similarity of Km (0.9μM CPD) and KI (2.8μM CL) values for POPC-containing rHDL suggest the efficient cholesteryl ester transfer between nascent HDL with unsaturated phosphatidylcholine in vivo. The phospholipid matrix in discoidal HDL may underlie CETP activity through the self-association, diffusivity and location of cholesteryl ester in the bilayer, the accessibility of cholesteryl ester to cholesterol-binding site in apoA-I structure and the binding of cholesteryl ester, positionable by apoA-I, to CETP.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.abb.2014.09.019DOI Listing
December 2014

Electronically excited states of membrane fluorescent probe 4-dimethylaminochalcone. Results of quantum chemical calculations.

Phys Chem Chem Phys 2011 May 12;13(20):9518-24. Epub 2011 Apr 12.

Research Computer Center, Moscow State University, Leninskiye Gory 1, Moscow, Russia.

Quantum-chemical calculations of ground and excited states for membrane fluorescent probe 4-dimethylaminochalcone (DMAC) in vacuum were performed. Optimized geometries and dipole moments for lowest-lying singlet and triplet states were obtained. The nature of these electronic transitions and the relaxation path in the excited states were determined; changes in geometry and charge distribution were assessed. It was shown that in vacuum the lowest existed level is of (n, π*) nature, and the closest to it is the level of (π, π*) nature; the energy gap between them is narrow. This led to an effective (1)(π, π*) →(1)(n, π*) relaxation. After photoexcitation the molecule undergoes significant transformations, including changes in bond orders, pyramidalization angle of the dimethylamino group, and planarity of the molecule. Its dipole moment rises from 5.5 Debye in the ground state to 17.1 Debye in the (1)(π, π*) state, and then falls to 2 Debye in the (1)(n, π*) state. The excited (1)(n, π*) state is a short living state; it has a high probability of intersystem crossing into the (3)(π, π*) triplet state. This relaxation path explains the low quantum yield of DMAC fluorescence in non-polar media. It is possible that (3)(π, π*) is responsible for observed DMAC phosphorescence.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0cp02880kDOI Listing
May 2011

Composition, structure and substrate properties of reconstituted discoidal HDL with apolipoprotein A-I and cholesteryl ester.

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2010 Mar 4;75(3):1100-7. Epub 2010 Jan 4.

National Research Centre for Preventive Medicine, Moscow, Russia.

To investigate the influence of lipid unsaturation and neutral lipid on the maturation of high density lipoproteins, the discoidal complexes of apoA-I, phosphatidylcholine and cholesteryl ester (CE) were prepared. Saturated dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) and unsaturated palmitoyllinoleoylphosphatidylcholine (PLPC), palmitoyloleoylphosphatidylcholine (POPC), and fluorescent probe cholesteryl 1-pyrenedecanoate (CPD) that forms in a diffusion- and concentration-dependent manner short-lived dimer of unexcited and excited molecules (excimer) were used. The apoA-I/DPPC/CPD complexes were heterogeneous by size, composition and probe location. CPD molecules incorporated more efficiently into larger complexes and accumulated in a central part of the discs. The apoA-I/POPC(PLPC)/CPD were also heterogeneous, however, probe molecules distributed preferentially into smaller complexes and accumulated at disc periphery. The kinetics of CPD transfer by recombinant cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) to human plasma LDL is well described by two-exponential decay, the fast component with a shorter transfer time being more populated in PLPC compared to DPPC complexes. The presence of CE molecules in discoidal HDL results in particle heterogeneity. ApoA-I influences the CETP activity modulating the properties of apolipoprotein-phospholipid interface. This may include CE molecules accumulation in the boundary lipid in unsaturated phosphatidylcholine and cluster formation in the bulk bilayer in saturated phosphatidylcholine.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2009.12.064DOI Listing
March 2010
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