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    The present study describes a comprehensive investigation of the spectroscopic characteristics, stability and in vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of the Flavin MonoNucleotide (FMN) and Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide (FAD) in Dextran70 (Dx70) and Dx70/phospatidylcholine (PC) biomimetic systems by means of the UV-Vis absorption, fluorescence spectroscopy, chemiluminescence and Neutral Red assay. The affinity of FMN, FAD and the precursor riboflavin (RF) to an unsaturated phospholipid bilayer model as well as the location of the probes within the lipid bilayer were assessed from united-atom molecular dynamics simulations carried out on an unsaturated phospholipid bilayer model system, and the theoretical and experimental characterization of the two probes within biomembranes was complemented with the light microscopy survey of the cell morphology of L929 fibroblast cells cultivated in the presence of various dosage of FAD/FMN. In lipid bilayers, FMN/FAD resulted in a noticeable improvement of the antioxidant activity (the scavenging of reactive oxygen species up to 40%) and a significant effect on cellular viability in the L929 fibroblast cells. The results are important in the oxidative stress process concerning the redox reactions of flavins in humans as well as in further studies on different systems belonging to the category of flavoenzymes/flavoproteins, required for cellular respiration. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


    Mariana Voicescu, Oana Craciunescu, Daniel G Angelescu, Rodica Tatia, Lucia Moldovan. Spectroscopic, molecular dynamics simulation and biological studies of Flavin MonoNucleotide and Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide in biomimetic systems. Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy. 2021 Feb 05;246:118997

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