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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709620/synthesis-and-anti-diabetic-activity-of-new-n-n-dimethylphenylenediamine-derivatized-nitrilotriacetic-acid-vanadyl-complexes
#1
Xia Niu, Jichun Yang, Xiaoda Yang
Vanadium compounds are promising anti-diabetic agents. However, reducing the metal toxicity while keeping/improving the hypoglycemic effect is still a big challenge towards the success of anti-diabetic vanadium drugs. To improve the therapeutic potency using the anti-oxidative strategy, we synthesized new N,N-dimethylphenylenediamine (DMPD)-derivatized nitrilotriacetic acid vanadyl complexes ([VO(dmada)]). The in vitro biological evaluations revealed that the DMPD-derivatized complexes showed improved antioxidant capacity and lowered cytotoxicity on HK-2 cells than bis(maltolato)oxidovanadium (IV) (BMOV)...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715715/platinum-ii-and-palladium-ii-complexes-of-tridentate-hydrazone-based-ligands-as-selective-guanine-quadruplex-binders
#2
Alexander Schmidt, Rweetuparna Guha, Alexander Hepp, Jens Müller
Several tridentate hydrazone-based ligands, synthesized by a condensation reaction of either 2-(1-methylhydrazinyl)pyridine or 2-(1-methylhydrazinyl)quinoline with an aldehyde (picolinaldehyde, 1H-pyrrole-2-carbaldehyde, 2-mercaptobenzaldehyde, 2-aminobenzaldehyde) have been reacted with palladium(II) and platinum(II) salts and precursor complexes to yield nine new metal complexes. These planar complexes were investigated with respect to their capability to interact with guanine quadruplex DNA. Two sequences (H-telo, derived from the human telomeric sequence, and c-myc, representing an excerpt of the promoter region of the c-Myc oncogene) were investigated...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700961/biotin-pt-iv-indomethacin-hybrid-a-targeting-anticancer-prodrug-providing-enhanced-cancer-cellular-uptake-and-reversing-cisplatin-resistance
#3
Weiwei Hu, Lei Fang, Wuyang Hua, Shaohua Gou
A Pt(IV) prodrug (2) composed of cancer-targeting biotin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin in the axial positions of the six-coordinated octahedral geometry derived from cisplatin was developed, which could be highly accumulated in cancer cells more than normal ones and activated by endogenous reducing molecules to release cisplatin and indomethacin moieties simultaneously to inhibit tumor progression synergistically. In vitro assays revealed that 2 exhibited significantly selective inhibition to the tested cancer cell lines and sensitivity to cisplatin resistant cancer cells...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689066/roles-of-a-mitochondrial-accsco2-gene-from-apis-cerana-cerana-in-oxidative-stress-responses
#4
Haihong Jia, Manli Ma, Na Zhai, Zhenguo Liu, Hongfang Wang, Xingqi Guo, Baohua Xu
In eukaryotes, cytochrome c oxidase (COX) is a multimeric protein complex that is the last enzyme in the respiratory electron transport chain of mitochondria. Syntheses of cytochrome c oxidase (SCO) proteins are copper-donor chaperones involved in metalation of the CuA redox center of COX. However, its other precise actions are not yet understood. Here, we report the characterization of AccSCO2 from Apis cerana cerana (Acc). Our data showed that AccSCO2 expression was induced by cold (4°C), CdCl2, HgCl2, ultraviolet (UV) light, and H2O2 and was inhibited by different pesticide treatments...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689065/improve-the-anticancer-potency-of-the-platinum-ii-complexes-through-functionalized-leaving-group
#5
Jian Zhao, Dan Wang, Gang Xu, Shaohua Gou
Two platinum(II) complexes with 3,3-dimethoxycyclobutane-1,1-dicarboxylate as a leaving group were synthesized and spectrally characterized. In vitro cytotoxicity study on these complexes indicated that complex 2 showed considerable cytotoxicity against the tested cell lines. Notably, the higher antiproliferative activity of complex 2 relative to the corresponding parent compound [Pt(dach)(CBDCA)] demonstrated that the introduction of two methoxy groups in the 1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylate (CBDCA) can improve the anticancer activity of the resulting platinum(II) complexes...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692886/synthesis-and-characterization-of-oxidovanadium-complexes-as-enzyme-inhibitors-targeting-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv
#6
Ming-Jin Xie, Ming-Rong Zhu, Chun-Mei Lu, Yi Jin, Li-Hui Gao, Ling Li, Jie Zhou, Fan-Fang Li, Qi Hua Zhao, Hong-Ke Liu, Peter J Sadler, Carlos Sanchez-Cano
Two oxidovanadium(IV) complexes carrying Schiff base ligands obtained from the condensation of 4,5-dichlorobenzene-1,2-diamine and salicylaldehyde derivatives were synthesised and characterised, including their X-ray crystallographic structures. They were evaluated as dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. These compounds were moderate inhibitors of DPP-IV, with IC50 values of ca. 40μM. In vivo tests showed that complexes 1 and 2 could lower significantly the level of glucose in the blood of alloxan-diabetic mice at doses of 22...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692887/electron-magnetic-resonance-data-on-high-spin-mn-iii-s-2-ions-in-porphyrinic-and-salen-complexes-modeled-by-microscopic-spin-hamiltonian-approach
#7
Krzysztof Tadyszak, Czesław Rudowicz, Hitoshi Ohta, Takahiro Sakurai
The spin Hamiltonian (SH) parameters experimentally determined by EMR (EPR) may be corroborated or otherwise using various theoretical modeling approaches. To this end semiempirical modeling is carried out for high-spin (S=2) manganese (III) 3d(4) ions in complex of tetraphenylporphyrinato manganese (III) chloride (MnTPPCl). This modeling utilizes the microscopic spin Hamiltonians (MSH) approach developed for the 3d(4) and 3d(6) ions with spin S=2 at orthorhombic and tetragonal symmetry sites in crystals, which exhibit an orbital singlet ground state...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686996/anti-cancer-gold-i-phosphine-complexes-cyclic-trimers-and-tetramers-containing-the-p-au-p-moiety
#8
T Srinivasa Reddy, Steven H Privér, Nedaossadat Mirzadeh, Suresh K Bhargava
We report the application of cationic tri- and tetra-nuclear gold(I) phosphine complexes [Au3(μ-dppen)3]X3 and [Au4(μ-dppa)4]X4 (X=OTf, PF6) [OTf=trifluoromethanesulfonate, dppen=trans-1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethene, dppa=bis(diphenylphosphino)acetylene] for cancer treatment. The results of cytotoxicity tests on four different cancer cells [prostate (DU145), cervical (HeLa), breast (MDAMB-231) and fibro sarcoma (HT1080)] indicate these complexes possess remarkable tumor cell growth inhibitory effects and high selectivity towards cancer cells...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673485/high-resolution-crystal-structure-of-a-fluoride-inhibited-organophosphate-degrading-metallohydrolase
#9
Christopher Selleck, Luke W Guddat, David L Ollis, Gerhard Schenk, Marcelo Monteiro Pedroso
Metal ion-dependent, organophosphate-degrading enzymes (OP hydrolases) have received increasing attention due to their ability to degrade and thus detoxify commonly used pesticides and nerve agents such as sarin and VX. These enzymes thus garner strong potential as bioremediators. The OP hydrolase from Agrobacterium radiobacter (OpdA) is one of the most efficient members of this group of enzymes. Previous studies have indicated that the choice of the hydrolysis-initiating nucleophile may depend on the pH of the reaction, with a metal ion-bridging hydroxide being preferred at lower pH (i...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641893/recent-development-of-transition-metal-complexes-with-in-vivo-antitumor-activity
#10
Jia-Xin Liang, Hai-Jing Zhong, Guanjun Yang, Kasipandi Vellaisamy, Dik-Lung Ma, Chung-Hang Leung
The often severe side effects displayed by currently used platinum and ruthenium complexes have motivated researchers to design and develop transition metal-based anti-tumor agents with reduced toxicity. Distinct from organic anti-tumor drugs, transition metal complexes possess several properties that render them as promising scaffolds for anti-cancer drug discovery. While a vast number of metal complexes have been synthesized and reported to be promising and potent in vitro anticancer active compounds, fewer have shown efficacy in in vivo models...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583712/structural-influences-on-the-activity-of-bismuth-iii-indole-carboxylato-complexes-towards-helicobacter-pylori-and-leishmania
#11
Amita Pathak, Victoria L Blair, Richard L Ferrero, Lukasz Kedzierski, Philip C Andrews
Seven new bismuth(III) complexes derived from indole-carboxylic acids have been synthesised: five are homoleptic; [Bi(IAA)3] B1, [Bi(IPA)3] B2, [Bi(IBA)3] B3, [Bi(MICA)3] B4, [Bi(IGA)3] B6, and two are heteroleptic [BiPh(MICA)2] B5 (where IAA-H=2-(1H-indol-3-yl)acetic acid, IPA-H=3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propanoic acid, IBA-H=4-(1H-indol-3-yl)butanoic acid, IGA-H=2-(1H-indol-3-yl)-2-oxoacetic acid, and MICA-H=1-methyl-1H-indole-3-carboxylic acid). All complexes were fully characterised by elemental analysis, infrared and mass-spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H, (13)C) spectroscopy...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552420/controlled-self-assembling-structures-of-ferrocene-dipeptide-conjugates-composed-of-ala-pro-nhch2ch2sh-chain
#12
Toshiyuki Moriuchi, Taiki Nishiyama, Yoshiki Tayano, Toshikazu Hirao
Bioorganometallic ferrocene-dipeptide conjugates with the Ala-Pro-cysteamine chain, Fc-L-Ala-L-Pro-NHCH2CH2SH (2) and Fc-L-Ala-D-Pro-NHCH2CH2SH (4) (Fc=ferrocenoyl), were prepared by the reduction of the ferrocene-dipeptide conjugates, Fc-L-Ala-L-Pro-cystamine-L-Pro-L-Ala-Fc (1) or Fc-L-Ala-D-Pro-cystamine-D-Pro-L-Ala-Fc (3), respectively. Control of the self-assembling structures of the ferrocene-dipeptide conjugates was demonstrated by changing the chirality of the amino acid. The molecular structure of 2 composed of the L-Ala-L-Pro-NHCH2CH2SH chain confirmed the formation of intramolecular hydrogen bond of N-H⋯N pattern between the NH of cysteamine moiety and the nitrogen of Pro moiety...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550768/photochemical-studies-of-cis-ru-bpy-2-4-bzpy-co-pf6-2-and-cis-ru-bpy-2-4-bzpy-cl-pf6-blue-light-induced-nucleobase-binding
#13
Aurideia P de Sousa, Edinilton M Carvalho, Javier Ellena, Eduardo H S Sousa, Jackson R de Sousa, Luiz G F Lopes, Peter C Ford, Alda K M Holanda
The ruthenium(II) compounds cis-[Ru(bpy)2(4-bzpy)(CO)](PF6)2 (I) and cis-[Ru(bpy)2(4-bzpy)(Cl)](PF6) (II) (4-bzpy=4-benzoylpyridine, bpy=2,2'-bipyridine) were synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. The crystal structure of II was determined by X-ray diffraction. The photochemical behavior of I in aqueous solution shows that irradiation with ultraviolet light (365nm) releases both CO and 4-bzpy leading to the formation of the cis-[Ru(bpy)2(H2O)2](2+) ion as identified by NMR and electronic spectroscopy...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525806/a-novel-porphyrin-based-molecular-probe-zntcppspm4-with-catalytic-stabilizing-and-chiroptical-diagnostic-power-towards-dna-b-z-transition
#14
Chiara M A Gangemi, Alessandro D'Urso, Gaetano A Tomaselli, Nina Berova, Roberto Purrello
In this work we have designed a new zinc(II) porphyrin with four spermines conjugate in the meso positions, meso-tetrakis-(4-carboxysperminephenyl)porphyrin, ZnTCPPSpm4) with the aim of acting as a chiroptical probe for the Z-form of DNA, a high energy transient conformation of DNA. In addition to monitor by Electronic Circular Dichroism chiroptical response the formation of Z-DNA in the presence of micromolar concentration of spermine, this porphyrin based molecular probe is also able to catalyze and stabilize this important DNA structure...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511064/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-anticancer-activity-of-ruthenium-ii-polypyridyl-complexes
#15
Bing Tang, Dan Wan, Shang-Hai Lai, Hui-Hui Yang, Cheng Zhang, Xiu-Zhen Wang, Chuan-Chuan Zeng, Yun-Jun Liu
A new ligand PFPIP (PFPIP=2-(2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorophenyl)[4,5-f]imadazo [1,10]phenanthroline) and its four ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(NN)2(PFPIP)](ClO4)2 (NN=dmb: 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine, 1; bpy: 2,2'-bipyridine, 2; phen: 1,10-phenanthroline, 3; dmp: 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline, 4) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and ESI-MS. The cytotoxic activity in vitro of the ligand and complexes toward BEL-7402, A549, HeLa, HepG2 and MG-63 cell lines was evaluated using MTT method (MTT=(3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511062/structure-activity-relationship-between-zn-2-chelated-alkylated-poly-1-vinylimidazole-and-gene-transfection
#16
Shoichiro Asayama, Mizuki Sakata, Hiroyoshi Kawakami
The structure-activity relationship between Zn(2+)-chelated alkylated poly(1-vinylimidazole) (PVIm) and gene transfection has been demonstrated. From a chemical structure perspective, ethylated PVIm (PVIm-Et) chelated the most Zn(2+) ions compared to methylated PVIm (PVIm-Me) and butylated PVIm (PVIm-Bu). The resulting Zn(2+)-chelated PVIm-Et formed more stable complexes with plasmid DNA complex than non-chelated PVIm-Et. From a biological activity perspective, the Zn(2+)-chelated PVIm-Et delivered the highest amount of Zn(2+) ions inside the cell, corresponding to the highest gene transfection...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511061/uptake-of-ga-curcumin-derivatives-in-different-cancer-cell-lines-toward-the-development-of-new-potential-68-ga-labelled-curcuminoids-based-radiotracers-for-tumour-imaging
#17
Sara Rubagotti, Stefania Croci, Erika Ferrari, Giulia Orteca, Michele Iori, Pier C Capponi, Annibale Versari, Mattia Asti
Thanks to the ability to suppress the proliferation and to kill tumour cells, several studies have shown the anti-cancer effects of curcumin (CUR) and its derivatives, i.e. diacetylcurcumin (DAC) and bis-dehydroxycurcumin (bDHC). This study is focused onto the development of curcuminoid complexes with gallium-68 employed as potential new radio-labelled probes to detect neoplastic tissues through imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography. To this purpose, the uptake of three Ga-curcuminoid complexes, namely Ga(CUR)2(+), Ga(DAC)2(+), Ga(bDHC)2(+), by various tumour cell lines was compared with the uptake of the same compounds by normal human lymphocytes by flow cytometry using the intrinsic fluorescence of the curcuminoids...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511060/a-comparison-study-on-rnase-a-oligomerization-induced-by-cisplatin-carboplatin-and-oxaliplatin
#18
Delia Picone, Federica Donnarumma, Giarita Ferraro, Giovanni Gotte, Andrea Fagagnini, Giovanna Butera, Massimo Donadelli, Antonello Merlino
Cisplatin (CDDP) can form interprotein cross-links, leading to the formation of platinated oligomers. A dimer, a trimer and higher oligomers of bovine pancreatic ribonuclease (RNase A) obtained upon reaction with CDDP in 1:10 protein to metal ratio at 37°C have been previously characterized. Here, we verify the ability of carboplatin and oxaliplatin to induce RNase A oligomerization under the same experimental conditions. The amount of formed RNase A oligomers was compared with that obtained in the reaction of the protein with CDDP...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511063/competitive-reactions-among-glutathione-cisplatin-and-copper-phenanthroline-complexes
#19
Enzo Cadoni, Elisa Valletta, Graziano Caddeo, Francesco Isaia, Maria Grazia Cabiddu, Sarah Vascellari, Tiziana Pivetta
A large number of cancers are treated with cisplatin (CDDP). However, its use is limited by drug resistance, which is often related to intracellular levels of thiol-containing molecules such as glutathione (GSH). The role of GSH in cisplatin-resistant cancer cells is still unclear. GSH may form adducts with CDDP which results in the deactivation of the drug, and, actually, a high intracellular level of GSH was observed in some cisplatin-resistant cancers. To overcome drug resistance, CDDP is often administered in combination with one or more drugs to exploit a possible synergistic effect...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494276/prediction-of-ligand-effects-in-platinum-amyloid-%C3%AE-coordination
#20
Matthew Turner, Robert J Deeth, James A Platts
Ligand field molecular mechanics (LFMM) and semi-empirical Parametric Model 7 (PM7) methods are applied to a series of six Pt(II)-Ligand systems binding to the N-terminal domain of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide. Molecular dynamics using a combined LFMM/Assisted Model Building with Energy Refinement (AMBER) approach is used to explore the conformational freedom of the peptide fragment, and identifies favourable platinum binding modes and peptide conformations for each ligand investigated. Platinum coordination is found to depend on the nature of the ligand, providing evidence that binding mode may be controlled by suitable ligand design...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
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