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Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry

Susan E Hromada, Adam M Hilbrands, Elysa M Wolf, Jackson L Ross, Taylor R Hegg, Andrew G Roth, Matthew T Hollowell, Carolyn E Anderson, David E Benson
Some post-translationally modified tyrosines can perform reversible redox chemistry similar to metal cofactors. The most studied of these tyrosine modifications is the intramolecular thioether-crosslinked 3'-(S-cysteinyl)-tyrosine (Cys-Tyr) in galactose oxidase. This Cu-mediated tyrosine modification in galactose oxidase involves direct electron transfer (inner-sphere) to the coordinated tyrosine. Mammalian cysteine dioxygenase enzymes also contain a Cys-Tyr that is formed, presumably, through outer-sphere electron transfer from a non-heme iron center ~6Å away from the parent residues...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Awatif Rashed Z Almotairy, Valentina Gandin, Liam Morrison, Cristina Marzano, Diego Montagner, Andrea Erxleben
Five new platinum(IV) derivatives of carboplatin each incorporating the histone deacetylase inhibitor 4-phenylbutyrate in axial position were synthesized and characterized by (1)H and (195)Pt NMR spectroscopy, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and elemental analysis, namely cis,trans-[Pt(CBDCA)(NH3)2(PBA)(OH)] (1), cis,trans-[Pt(CBDCA)(NH3)2(PBA)2] (2), cis,trans-[Pt(CBDCA)(NH3)2(PBA)(bz)] (3), cis,trans-[Pt(CBDCA)(NH3)2(PBA)(suc)] (4) and cis,trans-[Pt(CBDCA)(NH3)2)(PBA)(ac)] (5) (PBA=4-phenylbutyrate, CBDCA=1,1-cyclobutane dicarboxylate, bz=benzoate, suc=succinate and ac=acetate)...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Hiroki Kanazawa, Jiro Kondo
We have determined a crystal structure of an RNA duplex containing a novel metal-binding motif. The motif is composed of two sheared G○A base pairs, two unpaired A residues and four phosphate groups in close proximity. Four A residues make an A-A-A-A stacking column at the minor groove side and two G bases are highly inclined, thereby forming the pocket-shaped motif at the major groove side. In the present structure, a hydrated Sr(2+) ion exists in the pocket and binds to the O6 and N7 atoms of the two G bases and four phosphate groups...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Lian Yuan, Jiaqi Zhang, Yujiao Liu, Jie Zhao, Fenglei Jiang, Yi Liu
While Indium's toxicity to organs is realized, its effects on mitochondria are still under investigation. Mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT) is widely accepted in mitochondrial dysfunction approaches and its importance in metal-induced mitochondrial degradation has been proposed. Since mitochondria are respiratory organelles, their interaction with free In(3+) is analyzed to access structural and functional changes. Spectral methods and multimode plate reader was used to detect mitochondrial swelling, membrane potential, membrane fluidity, and inner membrane permeability...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Amit Kumar
DNA replication, RNA and protein synthesis are the most fundamental housekeeping processes involved in an organism's growth. Failure or dysregulation of these pathways are often deleterious to life. Therefore, selective inhibition of such processes can be crucial for the inhibition of the growth of any cell, including cancer cells, pathogenic bacteria or other deadly microbes. In the present study, a Zn(2+) complex is shown to act as a roadblock of DNA. The Zn(2+) complex inhibited DNA taq polymerase activity under the in vitro conditions of polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Jahanzaib Arshad, Muhammad Hanif, Sanam Movassaghi, Mario Kubanik, Amir Waseem, Tilo Söhnel, Stephen M F Jamieson, Christian G Hartinger
Ru(II) and Os(II) complexes of 2-pyridinecarbothioamide ligands were introduced as orally administrable anticancer agents (S.M. Meier, M. Hanif, Z. Adhireksan, V. Pichler, M. Novak, E. Jirkovsky, M.A. Jakupec, V.B. Arion, C.A. Davey, B.K. Keppler, C.G. Hartinger, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1837-1846). In order to identify structure-activity relationships, a series of N-phenyl substituted pyridine-2-carbothiamides (PCAs) were obtained by systematically varying the substituents at the phenyl ring. The PCAs were then converted to their corresponding Ru(II)(η(6)-p-cymene) complexes and characterized spectroscopically and by X-ray diffraction as well as in terms of stability in water and HCl...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Naasson M Mbenza, Praveen G Vadakkedath, Duncan J McGillivray, Ivanhoe K H Leung
The non-haem Fe(II) and 2-oxoglutarate (2OG)-dependent oxygenases belong to a superfamily of structurally-related enzymes that play important biological roles in plants, microorganisms and animals. Structural, mechanistic and functional studies of 2OG oxygenases require efficient and effective biophysical tools. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a useful tool to study this enzyme superfamily. It has been applied to obtain information about enzyme kinetics, identify and characterise 2OG oxygenase-catalysed oxidation products, elucidate the catalytic mechanism, monitor ligand binding and study protein dynamics...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Maria I M Prata, João P André, Zoltán Kovács, Anett I Takács, Gyula Tircsó, Imre Tóth, Carlos F G C Geraldes
Three triaza macrocyclic ligands, H6NOTP (1,4,7-triazacyclononane-N,N',N″-trimethylene phosphonic acid), H4NO2AP (1,4,7-triazacyclononane-N-methylenephosphonic acid-N',N″-dimethylenecarboxylic acid), and H5NOA2P (1,4,7-triazacyclononane-N,N'-bis(methylenephosphonic acid)-N″-methylene carboxylic acid), and their gallium(III) chelates were studied in view of their potential interest as scintigraphic and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) imaging agents. A (1)H, (31)P and (71)Ga multinuclear NMR study gave an insight on the structure, internal dynamics and stability of the chelates in aqueous solution...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Marzena Fandzloch, José Manuel Méndez Arriaga, Manuel Sánchez-Moreno, Andrzej Wojtczak, Julia Jezierska, Jerzy Sitkowski, Joanna Wiśniewska, Juan Manuel Salas, Iwona Łakomska
Tropical diseases currently constitute a major health problem and thus a challenge in the field of drug discovery. The current treatments show serious disadvantages due to cost, toxicity, long therapy duration and resistance, and the use of metal complexes as chemotherapeutic agents against these ailments appears to be a very attractive alternative. Herein, we describe three newly synthesized ruthenium complexes with a bioactive molecule, the purine analogue 5,6,7-trimethyl-1,2,4-triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine (tmtp): cis,fac-[RuCl2(dmso)3(tmtp)] (1), mer-[RuCl3(dmso)(H2O)(tmtp)]·2H2O (2) and fac,cis-[RuCl3(H2O)(tmtp)2] (3)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Tsukasa Abe, Yuma Morimoto, Kaoru Mieda, Hideki Sugimoto, Nobutaka Fujieda, Takashi Ogura, Shinobu Itoh
Copper(II) complexes supported by N3-tridentate ligands, consisting of a rigid cyclic diamine (8-membered cyclic-diamine; L8 or 7-membered cyclic-diamine; L7) and a 2-(2-pyridyl)ethyl (-CH2CH2Py) group, were synthesized and structurally characterized. Reaction of the copper(II) complexes and cumene hydroperoxide (CmOOH) in the presence of triethylamine in CH3CN gave the corresponding cumylperoxide complexes L8Cu(II)OOCm and L7Cu(II)OOCm. The UV-vis and EPR spectra suggested that L8Cu(II)OOCm takes a tetrahedrally distorted structure, whereas L7Cu(II)OOCm has a planar geometry in solution...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Alketa Tarushi, Catherine P Raptopoulou, Vassilis Psycharis, Dimitris P Kessissoglou, Athanasios N Papadopoulos, George Psomas
The reaction of ZnCl2 with the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug niflumic acid (Hnif) resulted in the formation of complex [Zn(nif-O)2(MeOH)4], 1. When this reaction was performed in the presence of a N,N'-donor heterocyclic ligand such as 2,2'-bipyridine (bipy), 2,2'-bipyridylamine (bipyam), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) and 2,2'-dipyridylketone oxime (Hpko), the complexes [Zn(nif-O,O')(bipy)Cl], 2, [Zn(nif-O)(nif-O,O')2(bipyam)], 3, [Zn(nif-O,O')2(phen)], 4 and [Zn(nif-O)2(Hpko-N,N')2], 5 were formed, respectively...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Bruna Possato, Zumira Aparecida Carneiro, Sérgio de Albuquerque, Sofia Nikolaou
This work reports on the trypanocidal activity of a series of symmetric triruthenium complexes combined with azanaphthalene ligands of general formula [Ru3O(CH3COO)6(L)3]PF6 (L=(1) quinazoline (qui), (2) 5-nitroisoquinoline (5-nitroiq), (3) 5-bromoisoquinoline (5-briq), (4) isoquinoline (iq), (5) 5-aminoisoquinoline (5-amiq), and (6) 5,6,7,8-tetrahydroisoquinoline (thiq)). All complexes within the series presented in vitro trypanocidal activity against both the trypomastigote and amastigote forms of T. cruzi...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Inés Mármol, María Virumbrales-Muñoz, Javier Quero, Cristina Sánchez-de-Diego, Luis Fernández, Ignacio Ochoa, Elena Cerrada, Mª Jesús Rodríguez Yoldi
Given the rise of apoptosis-resistant tumors, there exist a growing interest in developing new drugs capable of inducing different types of cell death to reduce colorectal cancer-related death rates. As apoptosis and necroptosis do not share cellular machinery, necroptosis induction may have a great therapeutic potential on those apoptosis-resistant cancers, despite the inflammatory effects associated with it. We have synthesized an alkynyl gold(I) complex [Au(CC-2-NC5H4)(PTA)] whose anticancer effect was tested on the colorectal adenocarcinoma Caco-2 cell line...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Israel Alfaro-Fuentes, Rodrigo Castro-Ramírez, Naytzé Ortiz-Pastrana, Rosa María Medina-Guerrero, Lilia Catherinne Soler-Jiménez, Irma Martínez-Rodríguez, Miguel Betancourt-Lozano, Leonardo Ibarra-Castro, Norah Barba-Behrens, Emma Josefina Fajer-Ávila
The in vitro and in vivo antihelmintic activity of cobalt(II), copper(II) and zinc(II) coordination compounds of tinidazole (tnz) were investigated in cultivated spotted rose snapper, infested with dactylogyrid monogeneans. The tinidazole coordination compounds [Co(tnz)2Cl2], [Co(tnz)2Br2], [Cu(tnz)2Cl2], [Cu(tnz)2Br2], [Zn(tnz)2Cl2] and [Zn(tnz)2Br2] were synthesized and spectroscopically characterized. Their molecular structures were determined by their single crystal X-ray diffraction. The metal ions presented distorted tetrahedral geometries, with an intramolecular bifurcated lone pair SO⋯π, from the sulfone group with the imidazolic ring, which contributed to the stability of the compounds in solid state and in solution...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Shuangyan Zhang, Qiong Wu, Hao Zhang, Qi Wang, Xicheng Wang, Wenjie Mei, Xiaohui Wu, Wenjie Zheng
Herein, two polypyridyl ruthenium(II) complexes with alkynes, [Ru(bpy)2L](ClO4)2 (L=p-TEPIP (1) and p-BEPIP (2); bpy=2,2'-bipyridine; p-TEPIP=2-(4-trimethylsilylpropargyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5f][1,10]phenanthroline; p-BEPIP=2-(4-phenyacetylenephenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5f][1,10]phenanthroline) have been successfully achieved in yields of 32%-89% by a Sonogashira coupling reaction under microwave irradiation. We studied these complexes as potential stabilizers of c-myc G-quadruplex DNA. Observations revealed that both complexes could selectively bind to and stabilize c-myc G-quadruplex DNA with a constant of approximately 1...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Jian Zhao, Wuyang Hua, Gang Xu, Shaohua Gou
Three biotinylated platinum(IV) complexes (1-3) were designed and synthesized. The resulting platinum(IV) complexes exhibited effective cytotoxicity against the tested cancer cell lines, especially complex 1, which was 2.0-9.6-fold more potent than cisplatin. These complexes were found to be rapidly reduced to their activated platinum(II) counterparts by glutathione or ascorbic acid under biologically relevant condition. Additional molecular docking studies revealed that the biotin moieties of all Pt(IV) complexes can effectively bind with the streptavidin through the noncovalent interactions...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Nada Bošnjaković-Pavlović, Danica Bajuk-Bogdanović, Joanna Zakrzewska, Zeyin Yan, Ivanka Holclajtner-Antunović, Jean-Michel Gillet, Anne Spasojević-de Biré
Influence of 12-tungstophosphoric acid (WPA) on conversion of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to adenosine diphosphate (ADP) in the presence of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase was monitored by (31)P NMR spectroscopy. It was shown that WPA exhibits inhibitory effect on Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity. In order to study WPA reactivity and intermolecular interactions between WPA oxygen atoms and different proton donor types (D=O, N, C), we have considered data for WPA based compounds from the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), the Crystallographic Open Database (COD) and the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD)...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Katia M Oliveira, Luna-Dulcey Liany, Rodrigo S Corrêa, Victor M Deflon, Marcia R Cominetti, Alzir A Batista
New Ru(II) complexes with lawsone (law) characterized as trans-[Ru(law)(PPh3)2(N-N)]PF6, where PPh3 means triphenylphosphine and N-N is 2,2'-bipyridine (1), 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (2), 4,4'-dimethoxy-2,2'-bipyridine (3), 1,10-phenanthroline (4) or 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (5), induce apoptosis in tumor cells. Cytotoxicity of the complexes against the tumor cell lines DU-145 (prostate cancer cells), MCF-7 (breast cancer cells), A549 (lung cancer cells) and lung non-tumor cell line MRC-5 demonstrated promising IC50 values, lower than those found for the cisplatin, a drug used as a reference...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Masako Uemura, Seiji Komeda
The series of tetrazolato-bridged complexes with the formula [{cis‑Pt(NH3)2}2(μ-OH)(μ-5-H-tetrazolato-N1,N2)](2+) (5-H-X) or [{cis‑Pt(NH3)2}2(μ-OH)(μ-5-R-tetrazolato-N2,N3)](n+) (R=H (5-H-Y), CH3 (1), CH2COOCH2CH3 (2), CH2COO(-) (3), n=2 (5-H-Y, 1, 2) or 1 (3)) are promising candidate complexes for formulation as next-generation platinum-based anticancer drugs that form multimodal bindings with DNA molecules. These multimodal bindings involve both non-covalent and covalent interactions, the latter of which are acknowledged to be essential for platinum-based drugs to exert their anticancer activity...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Caroline Silveira Martinez, Gema Vera, José Antonio Uranga Ocio, Franck Maciel Peçanha, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Marta Miguel, Giulia Alessandra Wiggers
Aluminum (Al) is a neurotoxic associated with a number of chronic human diseases. We investigated the effects of Al exposure at doses similar to human dietary levels and at a high level exposure to Al on the peripheral nervous system. Wistar male rats were divided into two major groups and received orally: 1) First group - Low level - rats were subdivided and treated for 60days: a) Control - received ultrapure water; b) AlCl3 - received Al at 8.3mg/kg body weight (bw) for 60days; and 2) Second group - High level - rats were subdivided and treated for 42days: C) Control - received ultrapure water through oral gavage; d) AlCl3 - received Al at 100mg/kg bw for 42days...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
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