Computationally efficient methodology for atomic-level characterization of dendrimer-drug complexes: A comparison of amine- and acetyl-terminated PAMAM

Ariela Vergara-Jaque, Jeffrey Comer, Luis Monsalve, Fernando D. González-Nilo, Claudia Sandoval

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PAMAM dendrimers have been widely studied as a novel means for controlled drug delivery; however, computational study of dendrimer-drug complexation is made difficult by the conformational flexibility of dendrimers and the nonspecific nature of the dendrimer-drug interactions. Conventional protocols for studying drug binding have been designed primarily for protein substrates, and, therefore, there is a need to establish new protocols to deal with the unique aspects of dendrimers. In this work, we generate cavities in generation-5 polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers at selected distances from the center of mass of the dendrimer for the insertion of the model drug: dexamethasone 21-phosphate or Dp21. The complexes are then allowed to equilibrate with distance between centers of mass of the drug and dendrimers confined to selected ranges; the free energy of complexation is estimated by the MM-GBSA (MM, molecular mechanics; GB, generalized Born; SA, surface area) method. For both amine- and modified acetyl-terminated PAMAM at both low and neutral pH, the most favorable free energy of complexation is associated with Dp21 at distance of 15-20 Å from the center of mass of the dendrimer and that smaller or larger distances yield considerably weaker affinity. In agreement with experimental results, we find acetyl-terminated PAMAM at neutral pH to form the least stable complex with Dp21. The greatest affinity is seen in the case of acetyl-terminated PAMAM at low pH, which appears to be due a complex balance of different contributions, which cannot be attributed to electrostatics, van der Waals interactions, hydrogen bonds, or charge-charge interactions alone.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)6801-6813
Número de páginas13
PublicaciónJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volumen117
N.º22
DOI
EstadoPublished - 2013

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Dendrimers
dendrimers
Amines
amines
drugs
methodology
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Complexation
center of mass
dexamethasone 21-phosphate
Free energy
affinity
free energy
Drug interactions
Controlled drug delivery
Poly(amidoamine)
Molecular mechanics
interactions
insertion
Electrostatics

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Computationally efficient methodology for atomic-level characterization of dendrimer-drug complexes : A comparison of amine- and acetyl-terminated PAMAM. / Vergara-Jaque, Ariela; Comer, Jeffrey; Monsalve, Luis; González-Nilo, Fernando D.; Sandoval, Claudia.

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