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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156293/fe-iii-sulfide-interaction-in-globins-characterization-and-quest-for-a-putative-fe-iv-sulfide-species
#1
Augustin C Mot, Cristina Bischin, Grigore Damian, Amr A A Attia, Emese Gal, Nicoleta Dina, Nicolae Leopold, Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu
The present study reports findings regarding the contrast between H2S interaction with bovine hemoglobin (Hb) and horse heart myoglobin (Mb), in terms of binding and dissociation kinetics, affinities, and mechanism. At pH9.5, oxidation of ferric-sulfide adducts in presence of no free sulfide, using hexachloroiridate as oxidant is examined using stopped-flow UV-vis, EPR, vibrational spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Oxidation of the ferric-sulfide adduct in such conditions occurs with a putative unstable Fe(IV)-sulfide adduct as intermediate that finally leads to a paramagnetic ferric species with distinct EPR features...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156213/hocl-and-the-control-of-oncogenesis
#2
REVIEW
Georg Bauer
Sustained generation of extracellular superoxide anions by membrane-associated NADPH oxidase-1 is a hallmark of malignant transformation. The resulting H2O2 drives the proliferation of malignant cells and is converted to HOCl by a Dual oxidase-related peroxidase domain that acts analogously to myeloperoxidase. Whereas H2O2 induces apoptosis nonselectively in nontransformed and transformed cells, HOCl selectively affects malignant cells, as the interaction between HOCl and extracellular superoxide anions allows for site-specific generation of apoptosis-inducing hydroxyl radicals...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156292/dietary-luteolin-protects-against-hgcl2-induced-renal-injury-via-activation-of-nrf2-mediated-signaling-in-rat
#3
Xiao Tan, Biying Liu, Jingjing Lu, Siyu Li, Ruiqi Baiyun, Yueying Lv, Qian Lu, Zhigang Zhang
Luteolin (Lut) belongs to the flavonoid family with various beneficial bioactivities. Here, we investigated whether Lut attenuate mercuric chloride (HgCl2)-induced renal injury in rat. We found that oral gavage administration of Lut (80mg/kg) alleviated anemia and renal histology upon HgCl2 treatment (80mg/L). Lut also significantly reduced HgCl2-induced oxidative stress and inflammatory, presenting as the reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) formation, increased glutathione (GSH) level, and inhibited activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149638/roles-of-n-and-c-terminal-domains-in-the-ligand-binding-properties-of-cytoglobin
#4
Shumpei Hanai, Hirofumi Tsujino, Taku Yamashita, Ryo Torii, Hitomi Sawai, Yoshitsugu Shiro, Koji Oohora, Takashi Hayashi, Tadayuki Uno
Cytoglobin (Cygb) is a member of the hexacoordinated globin protein family and is expressed ubiquitously in rat and human tissues. Although Cygb is reportedly upregulated under hypoxic conditions both in vivo and in vitro, suggesting a physiological function to protect cells under hypoxic/ischemic conditions by scavenging reactive oxygen species or by signal transduction, the mechanisms associated with this function have not been fully elucidated. Recent studies comparing Cygbs among several species suggest that mammalian Cygbs show a distinctly longer C-terminal domain potentially involved in unique physiological functions...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161638/to-what-extent-do-structural-changes-in-catalytic-metal-sites-affect-enzyme-function
#5
Yana Valasatava, Antonio Rosato, Nicholas Furnham, Janet M Thornton, Claudia Andreini
About half of known enzymatic reactions involve metals. Enzymes belonging to the same superfamily often evolve to catalyze different reactions on the same structural scaffold. The work presented here investigates how functional differentiation, within superfamilies that contain metalloenzymes, relates to structural changes at the catalytic metal site. In general, when the catalytic metal site is unchanged across the enzymes of a superfamily, the functional differentiation within the superfamily tends to be low and the mechanism conserved...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137811/improving-the-safety-of-metal-based-drugs-by-tuning-their-metabolism-with-chemoprotective-agents
#6
Jürgen Gailer
Metal-based drugs remain a tiny minority of all drugs that are on the market. The success story of the quintessential metal-based drug cisplatin (CP), which is intravenously administered to 70% of all cancer patients, however, demonstrates the inherent potential of metal-based drugs. A distinct disadvantage of CP is the dose-limiting severe toxic-side effects that it exerts in patients. To better understand the biomolecular basis for its toxicity, we employed a metallomics method to observe all platinum metabolites that are formed in blood plasma...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150325/ilex-paraguariensis-potential-antioxidant-on-aluminium-toxicity-in-an-experimental-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#7
Pâmela M Bortoli, Carla Alves, Eduarda Costa, Ana Paula Vanin, Jéssica R Sofiatti, Diego P Siqueira, Rogério M Dallago, Helen Treichel, Gean Delise L P Vargas, Rosilene R Kaizer
Ilex paraguariensis, yerba mate is a native plant from the southern region of Brazil. Studies showed that yerba mate has an antioxidant potential, which could help to reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases, as Alzheimer's Disease (AD). It's known that I. paraguariensis grows in acid soils with aluminium (Al), which is bioavailable in these soils. Al has a neurotoxic potential related with the progression of neurological disorders. This study aim was to evaluate the potential of I. paraguariensis in the etiology of AD using strains of Caenorhabditis elegans and the concentration of Al and antioxidants in the yerba mate extract...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121535/in-vitro-effects-of-benzimidazole-thioether-copper-complexes-with-antitumor-activity-on-human-erythrocytes
#8
Mario Suwalsky, Ivan Castillo, Brenda N Sánchez-Eguía, María José Gallardo, Nathan Dukes, Edelmiro Santiago-Osorio, Itzen Aguiñiga, Ana R Rivera-Martínez
Two cytotoxic copper(II) complexes with N-H and N-methylated benzimidazole-derived ligands (Cu-L(1) and Cu-L(1Me); L(1)=bis(2-methylbenzimidazolyl)(2-methylthioethyl)amine, L(1Me)=bis(1-methyl-2-methylbenzimidazolyl)(2-methylthioethyl)amine) were synthesized and exposed to human erythrocytes and molecular models of its membrane. The latter were bilayers built-up of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) and dimyristoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DMPE), classes of lipids present in the external and internal moieties of the human red cell membrane, respectively...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128496/nickel-ii-pyrrocorphin-enhanced-binding-ability-in-a-highly-reduced-porphyrin-complex
#9
Yuki Ide, Takamitsu Kuwahara, Syo Takeshita, Rei Fujishiro, Masaaki Suzuki, Shigeki Mori, Hiroshi Shinokubo, Mikio Nakamura, Katsumi Yoshino, Takahisa Ikeue
Pyrrocorphin is an air-sensitive porphyrinoid with a highly reduced hexahydroporphyrin core. In contrast, pyrrolidine-fused pyrrocorphin (Pyr) obtained by successive 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions of azomethine ylide to 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)porphyrin is less air-sensitive. In order to reveal the effect of highly reduced porphyrin rings on the physicochemical properties of their metal complexes, we have prepared diamagnetic (S=0) Ni(II) complex Ni(II)(Pyr). The addition of excess pyridine (Py) to the toluene solution of Ni(II)(Pyr) yielded five-coordinate Ni(II)(Pyr)(Py), which was then completely converted to six-coordinate paramagnetic (S=1) Ni(II)(Pyr)(Py)2...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132040/inclusion-complexes-between-cisplatin-and-oxidized-carbon-nanostructures-a-theoretical-approach
#10
Leonardo A De Souza, Hélio F Dos Santos, Luciano T Costa, Wagner B De Almeida
The toxicity of inclusion compounds formed by carbon nanostructures depends on its functionalized surface, use of solvents, dosage and other properties. Molecular modeling has potentially contributed to the understanding of the chemical nature of the formation of these systems and allows advancement in studies of the mechanism of transport, release of drugs and their biological implications. This work reports a quantum chemical investigation of the inclusion complexes formation between oxidized carbon nanotube (CNTox)/nanocone (CNCox) structure and cisplatin molecule, using the density functional theory (DFT) with the B3LYP functional and 6-31G(d,p)/LanL2DZ standard basis sets...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128495/the-interaction-of-schiff-base-complexes-of-nickel-ii-and-zinc-ii-with-duplex-and-g-quadruplex-dna
#11
Riccardo Bonsignore, Fabrizia Russo, Alessio Terenzi, Angelo Spinello, Antonino Lauria, Giuseppe Gennaro, Anna Maria Almerico, Bernhard K Keppler, Giampaolo Barone
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November 3, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125948/effects-of-cytotoxic-cis-and-trans-diammine-monochlorido-platinum-ii-complexes-on-selenium-dependent-redox-enzymes-and-dna
#12
Heidi Lemmerhirt, Steven Behnisch, Anja Bodtke, Christopher H Lillig, Lucia Pazderova, Jana Kasparkova, Viktor Brabec, Patrick J Bednarski
Here we present the preparation of 14 pairs of cis- and trans-diammine monochlorido platinum(II) complexes, coordinated to heterocycles (i.e., imidazole, 2-methylimidazole and pyrazole) and linked to various acylhydrazones, which were designed as potential inhibitors of the selenium-dependent enzymes glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPx-1) and thioredoxin reductase 1 (TrxR-1). However, no inhibition of bovine GPx-1 and only weak inhibition of murine TrxR-1 was observed in in vitro assays. Nonetheless, the cis configured diammine monochlorido Pt(II) complexes exhibited cytotoxic and apoptotic properties on various human cancer cell lines, whereas the trans configured complexes generally showed weaker potency with a few exceptions...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078150/the-influence-of-the-cys46-cys55-disulfide-bond-on-the-redox-and-spectroscopic-properties-of-human-neuroglobin
#13
Marzia Bellei, Carlo Augusto Bortolotti, Giulia Di Rocco, Marco Borsari, Lidia Lancellotti, Antonio Ranieri, Marco Sola, Gianantonio Battistuzzi
Neuroglobin is a monomeric globin containing a six-coordinate heme b, expressed in the nervous system, which exerts an important neuroprotective role. In the human protein (hNgb), Cys46 and Cys55 form an intramolecular disulfide bond under oxidizing conditions, whose cleavage induces a helix-to-strand rearrangement of the CD loop that strengthens the bond between the heme iron and the distal histidine. Hence, it is conceivable that the intramolecular disulfide bridge modulates the functionality of human neuroglobin by controlling exogenous ligand binding...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128497/replacement-of-oxidizable-residues-predicted-by-qm-mm-simulation-of-a-fungal-laccase-generates-variants-with-higher-operational-stability
#14
Mayra Avelar, Nina Pastor, Joaquin Ramirez-Ramirez, Marcela Ayala
In this work, we sought to obtain a more stable laccase with higher operational stability for the oxidation of phenols. During this reaction, phenoxy free radicals are produced that gradually inactivate the enzyme; the inactivation rate depends on the phenol chemical nature. In order to predict residues prone to oxidize within the active site, we simulated activated states of the catalytic region of a fungal laccase using QM-MM tools (Quantum Mechanics-Molecular Mechanics). After simulating the electron distribution in both the basal and activated state (plus or minus one electron) of several conformations of Coriolopsis gallica laccase, residues that could be susceptible to oxidation were identified, according to the values of spin density obtained from calculations...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054015/synergistic-effect-of-copper-and-arsenic-upon-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-autophagy-alterations-in-brain-tissues-of-gallus-gallus
#15
Xiao Sun, Jinglun Li, Hongjing Zhao, Yu Wang, Juanjuan Liu, Yizhi Shao, Yuan Xue, Mingwei Xing
Arsenic or copper is one of the most highly toxic pollution that can cause dysfunction to brains, however, the exact mechanism remains unclear. The aim of the study is to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic or/and copper-induced oxidative stress, inflammation and autophagy in chicken brains and elucidate the interactions between arsenic and copper. A total of 72 1-day-old Hy-line chickens were divided into four groups (18 chickens per group) treated with 30mg/kg arsenic trioxide (As2O3) or/and 300mg/kg copper sulfate (CuSO4) for 12weeks...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049953/biomimetic-fabrication-of-antibacterial-calcium-phosphates-mediated-by-polydopamine
#16
Lucia Forte, Paola Torricelli, Francesca Bonvicini, Elisa Boanini, Giovanna Angela Gentilomi, Gigliola Lusvardi, Elena Della Bella, Milena Fini, Edoardo Vecchio Nepita, Adriana Bigi
In this work we developed new antibacterial composite materials using polydopamine (PDA) to trigger the deposition of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) onto calcium phosphates, namely octacalcium phosphate (OCP) and α-tricalcium phosphate (αTCP). Functionalization of OCP and αTCP with a self-polymerized polydopamine layer was obtained by soaking the calcium phosphates in dopamine solution. The PDA surface of functionalized calcium phosphates (OCPd and αTCPd) promoted the deposition of AgNPs by reducing silver ions when soaked in a silver nitrate solution...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035716/synthesis-photophysical-and-cellular-characterisation-of-folate-and-methotrexate-labelled-luminescent-lanthanide-complexes
#17
Zhangli Du, Jing Sun, Christie A Bader, Doug A Brooks, Minqi Li, Xun Li, Sally E Plush
In this work we have developed a series of highly emissive europium(III) and terbium(III) complexes tethered to either folic acid (FA) or methotrexate (MTX), with the aim of developing visual probes that enable the imaging of folate receptors in cancer cells. The synthesis, photophysical properties and cellular behaviour are reported for four new lanthanide Ln(III) complexes, where either FA or MTX are tethered to 1,4,7-tris(carbonylmethyl)-10-(4'-quinolineacetic acid, (7'-acetamido)-1',2'-dihydro-2'-oxo)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane Ln(III) complex, and Ln(III)=Eu(III) or Tb(III); herein referred to as Eu-FA, Eu-MTX, Tb-FA or Tb-MTX...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078149/investigations-on-the-role-of-a-solvent-tunnel-in-the-%C3%AE-ketoglutarate-dependent-oxygenase-factor-inhibiting-hif-fih
#18
Vanessa D Chaplin, Meaghan A Valliere, John A Hangasky, Michael J Knapp
Non-heme Fe(II)/α-ketoglutarate (αKG)-dependent oxygenases catalyze a wide array of reactions through coupling oxidative decarboxylation of αKG to substrate oxygenation. This class of enzymes follows a sequential mechanism in which O2 reacts only after binding primary substrate, raising questions over how protein structure tailors molecular access to the Fe(II) cofactor. The enzyme "factor inhibiting hypoxia inducible factor" (FIH) senses pO2 in human cells by hydroxylating the C-terminal transactivation domain (CTAD), suggesting that structural elements limiting molecular access to the active site may limit the pO2 response...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032075/synthesis-structures-and-esi-mass-studies-of-silver-i-derivatives-of-imidazolidine-2-thiones-antimicrobial-potential-and-biosafety-evaluation
#19
Jaspreet K Aulakh, Tarlok S Lobana, Henna Sood, Daljit S Arora, Victoria A Smolinski, Courney E Duff, Jerry P Jasinski
The basic objective of this investigation is to explore potential metallo-organic antimicrobial agents based on silver-heterocyclic-2-thiones. In this respect, a series of silver(I) halide complexes with imidazolidine-2-thiones (L-NR, R=H, Me, Et, Pr(n), Bu(n), Ph), namely, mononuclear [AgX(L-NR)(PPh3)2] (X, R: Cl, Bu, 1; Br, Ph, 7); [AgX(L-NR)3] (Br, Bu, 5; Br, Pr(n), 8) and halogen bridged dinuclear [Ag2(μ-X)2(L-NR)2(PPh3)2] (Cl, Bu(n), 2; Cl, Ph, 3; Cl, Pr(n), 4; Br, Ph, 6) have been synthesized and characterized using modern techniques...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079320/cognitive-dysfunction-associated-with-aluminum-hydroxide-induced-macrophagic-myofasciitis-a-reappraisal-of-neuropsychological-profile
#20
Mehdi Aoun Sebaiti, Paul Kauv, Anaïs Charles-Nelson, Axel Van Der Gucht, Paul Blanc-Durand, Emmanuel Itti, Romain K Gherardi, Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Levi, François Jérôme Authier
Patients with macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) present with diffuse arthromyalgias, chronic fatigue, and cognitive disorder. Representative features of MMF-associated cognitive dysfunction include attentional dysfunction, dysexecutive syndrome, visual memory deficit and left ear extinction. Our study aims to reevaluate the neuropsychological profile of MMF. 105 unselected consecutive MMF patients were subjected to a neuropsychological battery of screen short term and long-term memory, executive functions, attentional abilities, instrumental functions and dichotic listening...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
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