Circular dichroism and theoretical studies on the inclusion of the antimalarian drug Licochalcone-A in β-cyclodextrin

  • Giancarlo Marconi
  • Sandra Monti
  • Francesco Manoli
  • Stefano Ottani
Original Article


The Induced Circular Dichroism of the complex formed by inclusion of Licochalcone-A (a powerful antimalarian of natural origin) and β-cyclodextrin was measured and calculated. The association constant was determined by titration experiments of ICD and fluorescence. The lowest energy conformations of the complex were obtained through docking procedures and their Circular Dichroism was evaluated within the Tinoco framework. The geometry of the complex was found to be consistent with the main experimental features.


Licochalcone Malaria Circular Dichroism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Marconi
    • 1
  • Sandra Monti
    • 1
  • Francesco Manoli
    • 1
  • Stefano Ottani
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Isof-Cnr, Area della Ricerca del CNR di BolognaBolognaItaly

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