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Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry

Mengna Peng, Wen Ni, Lifeng Tan
Two new Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes containing fluorine substituents, [Ru(bpy)2(o-fpip)](2+) (Ru1, bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, o-fpip=2-(2-fluorophenyl)imidazo[4,5-f] [1,10]phenanthroline) and [Ru(bpy)2(p-fpip)](2+) (Ru2, p-fpip=2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo[4,5-f] [1,10]phenanthroline) have been synthesized as binders for poly(U)•poly(A)∗poly(U) triplex RNA. The binding of the two complexes with the triplex RNA has been investigated by spectroscopic methods and viscosity measurements. Analysis of the electronic absorption spectra indicates that the association of intercalating Ru2 with the triplex RNA is greater than that of Ru1, which is also supported by spectroscopic titrations and viscosity measurements...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Katia G Samper, Sierra C Marker, Pau Bayón, Samantha N MacMillan, Ivan Keresztes, Òscar Palacios, Justin J Wilson
The syntheses of three platinum(II) complexes bearing sulfonamide-((E)-2-(4-methylphenylsulfonamido)-2',6'-difluoroazobenzene, HL1) and hydroxy-azo-2,6-difluorobenzene ((E)-2-((2,6-difluorophenyl)diazenyl)phenol, HL2) bidentate ligands is described. These complexes, [Pt(L1)(DMSO)Cl] (1), [Pt(L2)(DMSO)Cl] (2), and [Pt(L2)2] (3), were characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and X-ray crystallography. Despite bearing azobenzene functional groups, none of the three complexes undergo photoisomerization...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Claudia Wilke, Astrid Barkleit, Thorsten Stumpf, Atsushi Ikeda-Ohno
In case radioactive materials are released into the environment, their incorporation into our digestive system would be a significant concern. Trivalent f-elements, i.e., trivalent actinides and lanthanides, could potentially represent a serious health risk due to their chemo- and radiotoxicity, nevertheless the biochemical behavior of these elements are mostly unknown even to date. This study, therefore, focuses on the chemical speciation of trivalent f-elements in the human gastrointestinal tract. To simulate the digestive system artificial digestive juices (saliva, gastric juice, pancreatic juice and bile fluid) were prepared...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Puvana D Selvarajoo, Rosenani A Haque, Umie F M Haziz, Silas W Avicor, Mustafa F F Wajidi, Mohd R Razali
New synthesized bis-imidazolium salts that are linked by xylyl derivatives moiety, 1-4 was reacted with Ag2O to facilitate the formation of dinuclear Ag(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes, 5-8, respectively. All the synthesized ligand salts and complexes were characterized by (1)H and (13)C NMR, FTIR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. Molecular structures of compounds 3, 5, and 7 were elucidated by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Larvicidal studies against the Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus were carried out on all synthesized compounds following the World Health Organization standard larval susceptibility test...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Manas Sutradhar, Rajeshwari, Tannistha Roy Barman, Alexandra R Fernandes, Fabiana Paradinha, Catarina Roma-Rodrigues, M Fátima C Guedes da Silva, Armando J L Pombeiro
A series of four mixed ligand aroylhydrazone and N-donor heterocyclic Lewis base Cu(II) complexes [CuL(X)]2 [L refers to the dianionic form of (5-bromo-2-hydroxybenzylidene)-2-hydroxybenzohydrazide; X=pyrazine (Pz; 1), pyridine (Py; 2), imidazole (Imz; 3) and 3-pyridinecarbonitrile (3-PyCN; 4)] has been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, various spectroscopic techniques and X-ray crystallography (for 1, 2 and 4). The antiproliferative effect of complexes 1-4 was examined in 4 human tumor cell lines (ovarian carcinoma (A2780), colorectal carcinoma (HCT116), lung adenocarcinoma (A549) and breast adenocarcinoma (MCF7)) and in normal human primary Fibroblasts...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Athavan Sresutharsan, William Tieu, Tomas Richardson-Sanchez, Cho Zin Soe, Rachel Codd
Macrocyclic hydroxamic acids coordinate Fe(III) with high affinity as part of siderophore-mediated bacterial iron acquisition. Trimeric hydroxamic acid macrocycles, such as desferrioxamine E (DFOE), are prevalent in nature, with fewer dimeric macrocycles identified, including putrebactin (pbH2), avaroferrin (avH2), bisucaberin (bsH2) and alcaligin (alH2). This work used metal-templated synthesis (MTS) to pre-assemble complexes between one equivalent of Fe(III) and two equivalents of 4-((4-aminobutyl)(hydroxy)amino)-4-oxobutanoic acid (BBH) or 4-((5-aminopentyl)(hydroxy)amino)-4-oxobutanoic acid (PBH)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Mami Fukuoka, Eiichi Tokuda, Kenta Nakagome, Zhiliang Wu, Isao Nagano, Yoshiaki Furukawa
Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1) is an enzyme that disproportionates superoxide anion into hydrogen peroxide and molecular oxygen. The enzymatic activity of SOD1 requires the binding of copper and zinc ions and also the formation of a conserved intramolecular disulfide bond. In a eukaryotic cell, a copper chaperone for SOD1 (CCS) has been known to supply a copper ion and also introduce the disulfide bond into SOD1; however, a mechanism controlling the CCS-dependent activation of SOD1 remains obscure. Here, we characterized CCS isolated from a human liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis, and found that an N-terminal domain of CCS was essential in supplying a copper ion in SOD1...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Isabel Correia, Sladjana Borovic, Isabel Cavaco, Cristina P Matos, Somnath Roy, Hugo M Santos, Luz Fernandes, José L Capelo, Lena Ruiz-Azuara, João Costa Pessoa
The metal complexes designated by Casiopeínas® are mixed-ligand Cu(II)-compounds some of them having promising antineoplastic properties. We report studies of binding of Cu(glycinato)(4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) (Cas-II-Gly (1)), Cu(acetylacetonato)(4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) (Cas-III-Ea (2)), Cu(glycinato)(4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine) (Cas-IV-Gly (3)) and Cu(acetylacetonato)(4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine) (Cas-III-ia (4)) to human serum albumin (HSA) by circular dichroism (CD), Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and fluorescence spectroscopy...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Marcus E Graziotto, Mia C Akerfeldt, Adam P Gunn, Kylie Yang, Mark V Somerville, Nicholas V Coleman, Blaine R Roberts, Trevor W Hambley, Elizabeth J New
The continued use of platinum-based chemotherapeutic drugs in the clinic mandates the need for further investigation of the biological activity of structural analogues of the clinically approved complexes. Of interest are monofunctional platinum(II) complexes, which bear only one labile ligand, for which it is believed that each complex binds to DNA only once. Pyriplatin ([PtCl(NH3)2(py)](+)) and enpyriplatin ([PtCl(en)(py)](+)) are both monofunctional platinum(II) complexes that bear a pyridine ligand and a labile chlorido ligand, differing in their cis‑ammine and ethane-1,2-diamine (en) ligands respectively...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
J M Méndez-Arriaga, G M Esteban-Parra, M J Juárez, A Rodríguez-Diéguez, M Sánchez-Moreno, J Isac-García, J M Salas
A serie of isostructural complexes with general formula [M(ftpO)2(H2O)4] have been obtained from reaction between the first time characterized triazolopyrimidine derivative 5-phenyl-1,2,4-triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidi-7(4H)-one (HftpO) (1) and first row transition nitrates (M=Cu (2), Co (3), Ni (4) and Zn (5)). A copper complex with formula [Cu(HftpO)2(NO3)2(H2O)2]·H2O (6) was also isolated. HftpO and their metal complexes have been characterized by spectroscopic and thermal analysis and their crystal structures have been solved by X-ray diffraction methods...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Emilia Păunescu, Mylène Soudani, Catherine M Clavel, Paul J Dyson
Following the identification of a ruthenium(II)-arene complex with an ethacrynic acid-modified imidazole ligand, which inhibits glutathione transferase (GST) and is cytotoxic to chemo-resistant cancer cells, a series of structurally related ruthenium(II)- and osmium(II)-p-cymene compounds have been prepared. In these complexes the ethacrynic acid is linked to the metals via appropriately modified pyridine ligands. The influence of the metal center and the metal:ethacrynic acid ratio on the cytotoxicity of the compounds was evaluated with the derivatives with one metal center and two ethacrynic acid moieties being the most potent against chemo-resistant A2780cisR cells (human ovarian cancer cells with acquired resistance to cisplatin)...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Oliviero Carugo
The structural features of the silver and gold sites in protein crystal structures extracted from the Protein Data Bank have been investigated. It is observed that both cations have nearly always low oxidations states (+1) and low coordination numbers, adopt standard stereochemistries, and interact preferentially (particularly gold) with sulfur donor atoms of cysteine and methionine side-chains. Interestingly, gold cation have been very often refined with occupancy minor than 1.0 and are very often "naked", in the sense that no donor atoms are sufficiently close to the metal cation...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Sara Moa, Fahmi Himo
Secondary alcohol dehydrogenase from Thermoanaerobacter brockii (TbSADH) is a Zn- and NADP-dependent enzyme that catalyses the reversible transformation of secondary alcohols into ketones. It is of potential biocatalytic interest as it can be used in the synthesis of chiral alcohols by asymmetric reduction of ketones. In this paper, density functional theory calculations are employed to elucidate the origins of the enantioselectivity of TbSADH using a large model of the active site and considering two different substrates, 2-butanol and 3-hexanol...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Mônica S Costa, Yasmim G Gonçalves, Débora C O Nunes, Danielle R Napolitano, Pedro I S Maia, Renata S Rodrigues, Veridiana M Rodrigues, Gustavo Von Poelhsitz, Kelly A G Yoneyama
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania. The many complications presented by the current treatment - including high toxicity, high cost and parasite resistance - make the development of new therapeutic agents indispensable. The present study aims to evaluate the anti-Leishmania potential of new ruthenium(II) complexes, cis‑[Ru(II)(η(2)-O2CR)(dppm)2]PF6, with dppm=bis(diphenylphosphino)methane and R=4-butylbenzoate (bbato) 1, 4-(methylthio)benzoate (mtbato) 2 and 3-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzoate (hmxbato) 3, in promastigote cytotoxicity and their effect on parasite-host interaction...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Anna M Nowicka, Edyta Matysiak-Brynda, Maria Hepel
Interactions of Cr species with nucleic acids in living organisms depend strongly on Cr oxidation state and the environmental conditions. As the effects of these interactions range from benign to pre-mutagenic to carcinogenic, careful assessment of the hazard they pose to human health is necessary. We have investigated methods that would enable quantifying the DNA damage caused by Cr species under varying environmental conditions, including UV, O2, and redox potential, using simple instrumental techniques which could be in future combined into a field-deployable instrumentation...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Keishiro Tahara, Ling Pan, Ryoko Yamaguchi, Hisashi Shimakoshi, Masaaki Abe, Yoshio Hisaeda
Among the coenzyme B12-dependent enzymes, methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MMCM) catalyzes the carbon-skeleton rearrangement reaction between R-methylmalonyl-CoA and succinyl-CoA. Diethyl 2-bromomethyl-2-phenylmalonate, an alkyl bromide substrate having two different migrating groups (phenyl and carboxylic ester groups) on the β-carbon, was applied to the electrolysis mediated by a hydrophobic vitamin B12 model complex, heptamethyl cobyrinate perchlorate in this study. The electrolysis of the substrate at -1.0V vs...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Bharati S Rajebhosale, Shivali N Dongre, Sameer S Deshpande, Anup N Kate, Anupa A Kumbhar
The reaction of aryl imidazo[4,5f] [1,10]phenanthrolines with Cu(NO3)2 lead to the formation of Cu(II) complexes of the type [Cu(L)(NO3)2] where L=PIP, 2-(phenyl) [4,5f] imidazo phenanthroline; HPIP=2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)imidazo [4,5f] phenanthroline and NIP=2-(naphthyl) [4,5f] imidazo phenanthroline. The interaction of these complexes with calf thymus DNA has been studied using viscosity measurements, UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy. Chemical nuclease activity of these complexes has also been investigated...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
T Moniz, A Leite, T Silva, P Gameiro, M S Gomes, B de Castro, M Rangel
We formerly hypothesized a mechanism whereby the antimycobacterial efficiency of a set of rhodamine labelled iron chelators is improved via the rhodamine fluorophore which enhances the chelators' permeation properties through membranes. To validate our hypothesis in a cellular context and to understand the influence of the structure of the fluorophore on the chelator's uptake and distribution within macrophages we now report comparative confocal microscopy studies performed with a set of rhodamine labelled chelators...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Ksenia Tishchenko, Elena Beloglazkina, Mikhail Proskurnin, Vladislav Malinnikov, Dmitriy Guk, Marina Muratova, Olga Krasnovskaya, Anna Udina, Dmitry Skvortsov, Radik R Shafikov, Yan Ivanenkov, Vladimir Aladinskiy, Ivan Sorokin, Oleg Gromov, Alexander Majouga, Nikolay Zyk
New copper(II) complexes of 2-alkylthio-5-arylmethylene-4H-imidazolin-4-ones: (5Z)-2-(methylsulfanyl)-3-(prop-2-en-1-yl)-5-(pyridin-2-ylmethylidene)-3,5-dihydro-4H-imidazol-4-one) (1a), (5Z,5'Z)-2,2'-(ethan-1,2-diyldisulfanyldiyl)bis(5-(2-pyridilmethylen)-3-allyl-3,5-dihydo-4Н-imidazole-4-one) (2a) and (5Z,5'Z)-3,3'-hexan-1,6-diylbis[5-(2-pyridilmethylen)-2-methylthiotetrahydro-4Н-imidazole-4-one)] (3a) were synthesized as possible anticancer drugs. Their structures were characterized by (1)H NMR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and X-ray crystallography...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Paulina K Walencik, Kamila Stokowa-Sołtys, Robert Wieczorek, Urszula K Komarnicka, Agnieszka Kyzioł, Małgorzata Jeżowska-Bojczuk
Goserelin acetate (Gos) as a synthetic analog of the mammalian gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is widely used in the treatment of sex hormone-related conditions. In this paper we present the chemical and biological aspects of its interaction with Cu(II) ions. The mode of Cu(II) binding and the thermodynamic stability of the obtained complexes were characterized by potentiometry, UV-Vis and CD spectroscopic methods. The DFT calculations were applied in order to investigate and confirm the molecular structure of the studied systems...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
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