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Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936772/proteome-characterization-of-copper-stress-responses-in-the-roots-of-sorghum
#1
Swapan Kumar Roy, Seong-Woo Cho, Soo Jeong Kwon, Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, Dong-Gi Lee, Kabita Sarker, Moon-Soon Lee, Zhanguo Xin, Sun-Hee Woo
Copper (Cu) is a important micronutrient for plants, but it is extremely toxic to plants at high concentration and can inactivate and disturb protein structures. To explore the Cu stress-induced tolerance mechanism, the present study was conducted on the roots of sorghum seedlings exposed to 50 and 100 µM CuSO4 for 5 days. Accumulation of Cu increased in roots when the seedlings were treated with the highest concentration of Cu(2+) ions (100 μM). Elevated Cu concentration provoked notable reduction of Fe, Zn, Ca, and Mn uptake in the roots of sorghum seedlings...
September 21, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894951/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-mercuric-reductase-from-lysinibacillus-sphaericus-strain-g1
#2
Amit Bafana, Farha Khan, Kaza Suguna
In response to the widespread presence of inorganic Hg in the environment, bacteria have evolved resistance systems with mercuric reductase (MerA) as the key enzyme. MerA enzymes have still not been well characterized from gram positive bacteria. Current study reports physico-chemical, kinetic and structural characterization of MerA from a multiple heavy metal resistant strain of Lysinibacillus sphaericus, and discusses its implications in bioremediation application. The enzyme was homodimeric with subunit molecular weight of about 60 kDa...
September 11, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871443/mmp-7-cleaves-amyloid-%C3%AE-fragment-peptides-and-copper-ion-inhibits-the-degradation
#3
Masanari Taniguchi, Kazuki Matsuura, Rina Nakamura, Aya Kojima, Motomi Konishi, Toshifumi Akizawa
The extracellular deposition of amyloid β (Aβ) is known to be the fundamental cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Aβ1-42, generated by β-secretases from the amyloid precursor protein (APP), is the main component of neuritic plaque, and the aggregation of this protein is shown to be dependent to an extent on metal ions such as copper and zinc. However, the mechanism by which Cu(2+) affects the physicochemical properties of Aβ1-42 or the central nervous system is still under debate. A recent series of studies have demonstrated that both the soluble-type matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) and the membrane-type matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) are capable of degrading Aβ peptides...
September 4, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840394/lipophilic-gold-i-complexes-with-1-3-4-oxadiazol-2-thione-or-1-3-thiazolidine-2-thione-moieties-synthesis-and-their-cytotoxic-and-antimicrobial-activities
#4
Angelina Maria de Almeida, Bruno Assis de Oliveira, Pedro Pôssa de Castro, Camille Carvalho de Mendonça, Ricardo Andrade Furtado, Heloiza Nicolella Diniz, Vânia Lúcia da Silva, Cláudio Galuppo Diniz, Denise Crispim Tavares, Heveline Silva, Mauro Vieira de Almeida
Novel lipophilic gold(I) complexes containing 1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-thione or 1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione derivatives were synthesized and characterized by IR, high resolution mass spectrometry, and (1)H, (13)C (31)P NMR. The cytotoxicity of the compounds was evaluated considering cisplatin and/or auranofin as reference in different tumor cell lines: colon cancer (CT26WT), metastatic skin melanoma (B16F10), breast adenocarcinoma (MCF-7), cervical carcinoma (HeLa), glioblastoma (M059 J). Normal human lung fibroblasts (GM07492-A) and kidney normal cell (BHK-21) were also evaluated...
August 24, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836023/studies-on-reaction-of-glutathionylcobalamin-with-hypochlorite-evidence-of-protective-action-of-glutathionyl-ligand-against-corrin-modification-by-hypochlorite
#5
Ilia A Dereven'kov, Sergei V Makarov, Nikita I Shpagilev, Denis S Salnikov, Oskar I Koifman
Glutathionylcobalamin (GSCbl), a tight complex of glutathione (GSH) with cobalamin(III), is readily oxidized to aquacobalamin by hypochlorite. Corrin macrocycle remains unmodified in the presence of threefold excess of hypochlorite, whereas aqua- and cyanocobalamins are partially transformed to chlorinated species under the same conditions. The suggested mechanism of reaction between GSCbl and hypochlorite involves subsequent oxidation of thiol and amino groups and dissociation of oxidized glutathione from Co(III)-ion...
August 23, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819732/erratum-to-fructose-1-6-bisphosphate-reverts-iron-induced-phenotype-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-chelating-ferrous-ions
#6
Henrique Bregolin Dias, Gabriele Catyana Krause, Eamin Daidrê Squizani, Kelly Goulart Lima, Aline Daniele Schuster, Leonardo Pedrazza, Bruno de Souza Basso, Bianca Andrade Martha, Fernanda Cristina de Mesquita, Fernanda Bordignon Nunes, Márcio Vinícius Donadio, Jarbas Rodrigues de Oliveira
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August 17, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812165/methane-enhances-aluminum-resistance-in-alfalfa-seedlings-by-reducing-aluminum-accumulation-and-reestablishing-redox-homeostasis
#7
Weiti Cui, Hong Cao, Ping Yao, Jincheng Pan, Quan Gu, Sheng Xu, Ren Wang, Zhaozeng Ouyang, Qingya Wang, Wenbiao Shen
Methane (CH4) is emerging as a candidate of signal molecule recently. However, whether or how CH4 enhances plant adaptation to aluminum (Al)-contaminated environment is still unknown. In this report, the physiological roles and possible molecular mechanisms of CH4 in the modulation of Al toxicity in alfalfa seedlings were characterized. Our results showed that, CH4 pretreatment could alleviate Al-induced seedling growth inhibition and redox imbalance. The defensive effects of CH4 against Al toxicity including the remission of Al-induced root elongation inhibition, nutrient disorder, and relative electrolyte leakage...
August 15, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808810/interactions-of-cisplatin-analogues-with-lysozyme-a-comparative-analysis
#8
Giarita Ferraro, Ilaria De Benedictis, Annamaria Malfitano, Giancarlo Morelli, Ettore Novellino, Daniela Marasco
The biophysical characterization of drug binding to proteins plays a key role in structural biology and in the discovery and optimization of drug discovery processes. The search for optimal combinations of biophysical techniques that can correctly and efficiently identify and quantify binding of metal-based drugs to their final target is challenging, due to the physicochemical properties of these agents. Different cisplatin derivatives have shown different citotoxicities in most common cancer lines, suggesting that they exert their biological activity via different mechanisms of action...
August 14, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801864/isolation-and-characterization-of-iron-chelators-from-turmeric-curcuma-longa-selective-metal-binding-by-curcuminoids
#9
Donald J Messner, Christine Surrago, Celia Fiordalisi, Wing Yin Chung, Kris V Kowdley
Iron overload disorders may be treated by chelation therapy. This study describes a novel method for isolating iron chelators from complex mixtures including plant extracts. We demonstrate the one-step isolation of curcuminoids from turmeric, the medicinal food spice derived from Curcuma longa. The method uses iron-nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA)-agarose, to which curcumin binds rapidly, specifically, and reversibly. Curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin each bound iron-NTA-agarose with comparable affinities and a stoichiometry near 1...
August 11, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798983/role-of-aqp9-in-transport-of-monomethyselenic-acid-and-selenite
#10
Xiangrong Geng, Joseph McDermott, Joseph Lundgren, Liu Liu, Kan-Jen Tsai, Jian Shen, Zijuan Liu
AQP9 is an aquaglyceroporin with a very broad substrate spectrum. In addition to its orthodox nutrient substrates, AQP9 also transports multiple neutral and ionic arsenic species including arsenic trioxide, monomethylarsenous acid (MAs(III)) and dimethylarsenic acid (DMA(V)). Here we discovered a new group of AQP9 substrates which includes two clinical relevant selenium species. We showed that AQP9 efficiently transports monomethylselenic acid (MSeA) with a preference for acidic pH, which has been demonstrated in Xenopus laevis oocyte following the overexpression of human AQP9...
August 10, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770399/triphenylphosphonium-desferrioxamine-as-a-candidate-mitochondrial-iron-chelator
#11
Roxana Y P Alta, Hector A Vitorino, Dibakar Goswami, M Terêsa Machini, Breno P Espósito
Cell-impermeant iron chelator desferrioxamine (DFO) can have access to organelles if appended to suitable vectors. Mitochondria are important targets for the treatment of iron overload-related neurodegenerative diseases. Triphenylphosphonium (TPP) is a delocalized lipophilic cation used to ferry molecules to mitochondria. Here we report the synthesis and characterization of the conjugate TPP-DFO as a mitochondrial iron chelator. TPP-DFO maintained both a high affinity for iron and the antioxidant activity when compared to parent DFO...
August 2, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766192/iron-metabolism-and-drug-resistance-in-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Hasan Huseyin Kazan, Cagri Urfali-Mamatoglu, Ufuk Gunduz
Iron is an essential inorganic element for various cellular events. It is directly associated with cell proliferation and growth; therefore, it is expected that iron metabolism is altered in tumor cells which usually have rapid growth rates. The studies on iron metabolism of tumor cells have shown that tumor cells necessitated higher concentrations of iron and the genes of iron uptake proteins were highly over-expressed. However, there are limited number of studies on overall iron metabolism in drug-resistant tumor cells...
August 1, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744713/genome-wide-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiling-revealed-that-cop9-signalosome-is-essential-for-correct-expression-of-fe-homeostasis-genes-in-arabidopsis
#13
Seckin Eroglu, Emre Aksoy
In plant cells, either excess or insufficient iron (Fe) concentration triggers stress responses, therefore it is strictly controlled. Proteasome-mediated degradation through ubiquitination of Fe homeostasis proteins has just become the focus of research in recent years. Deactivating ubiquitin ligases, COP9 signalosome has a central importance in the translational control of various stress responses. The aim of the study was to investigate COP9 signalosome in Fe deficiency response of Strategy I plants. In silico analysis of a set of Fe-deficiency-responsive genes was conducted against the transcriptome of Arabidopsis csn mutant lines using Genevestigator software...
July 25, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733845/genome-wide-identification-in-silico-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-zip-like-genes-from-trichomonas-vaginalis-in-response-to-zinc-and-iron
#14
K G Fernández-Martín, M E Alvarez-Sánchez, V E Arana-Argáez, L C Alvarez-Sánchez, J C Lara-Riegos, J C Torres-Romero
Trace elements such as Zinc and Iron are essential components of metalloproteins and serve as cofactors or structural elements for enzymes involved in several important biological processes in almost all organisms. Because either excess or insufficient levels of Zn and Fe can be harmful for the cells, the homeostatic levels of these trace minerals must be tightly regulated. The Zinc regulated transporter, Iron regulated transporter-like Proteins (ZIP) comprise a diverse family, with several paralogues in diverse organisms and are considered essential for the Zn and Fe uptake and homeostasis...
July 21, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726133/iron-protects-porcine-plasma-coagulation-kinetics-from-degradation-by-crotalus-atrox-venom
#15
Christine S Olver, Vance G Nielsen
While the administration of antivenom to treat hemotoxic snake bite injury remains the gold standard of therapy, we have demonstrated that modifying human fibrinogen with iron and carbon monoxide renders it resistant to fibrinogenolytic snake venom enzymes. In order to translate these findings into a possible biometal-based therapy complementary to antivenom administration, a preclinical model that possesses fibrinogen that closely mimics the human molecule in response to iron and carbon monoxide needed to be identified...
July 19, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717982/characterization-of-zinc-amino-acid-complexes-for-zinc-delivery-in-vitro-using-caco-2-cells-and-enterocytes-from-hipsc
#16
Ann Katrin Sauer, Stefanie Pfaender, Simone Hagmeyer, Laura Tarana, Ann-Kathrin Mattes, Franziska Briel, Sébastien Küry, Tobias M Boeckers, Andreas M Grabrucker
Zn is essential for growth and development. The bioavailability of Zn is affected by several factors such as other food components. It is therefore of interest, to understand uptake mechanisms of Zn delivering compounds to identify ways to bypass the inhibitory effects of these factors. Here, we studied the effect of Zn amino acid conjugates (ZnAAs) on the bioavailabilty of Zn. We used Caco-2 cells and enterocytes differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells from a control and Acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) patient, and performed fluorescence based assays, protein biochemistry and atomic absorption spectrometry to characterize cellular uptake and absorption of ZnAAs...
July 17, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677079/esi-ms-studies-of-the-reactions-of-novel-platinum-ii-complexes-containing-o-o-chelated-acetylacetonate-and-sulfur-ligands-with-selected-model-proteins
#17
Tiziano Marzo, Sandra A De Pascali, Chiara Gabbiani, Francesco P Fanizzi, Luigi Messori, Alessandro Pratesi
A group of mixed-ligand Pt(II) complexes bearing acetylacetonate and sulphur ligands were recently developed in the University of Lecce as a new class of prospective anticancer agents that manifested promising pharma-cological properties in preliminary in vitro and in vivo tests. Though modelled on the basis of cisplatin, these Pt(II) complexes turned out to exhibit a profoundly distinct mode of action as they were found to act mainly on non-genomic targets rather than on DNA. Accordingly, we have explored here their reactions with two representative model proteins through an established ESI-MS procedure with the aim to describe their general interaction mechanism with protein targets...
July 4, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677078/inhibitory-effect-of-transferrin-on-serum-zinc-measurement
#18
Koichi Orino
Bovine apo-transferrin (Tf) dose-dependently inhibited zinc (Zn) measurement if apo-Tf was added to a Zn standard solution followed by Zn measurement using a commercial Zn assay kit. Incubation of apo-Tf with zinc sulfate results in loss of Tf to inhibit Zn measurement, probably due to the binding of Tf with Zn. After treatment of Zn-binding Tf with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) to generate apo-Tf, Zn measurement was even more strongly inhibited. However, when Zn standard solution was added to individual serum samples obtained from four dairy cows, the added Zn was almost recovered quantitatively...
July 4, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685208/iron-modulates-the-activity-of-monoamine-oxidase-b-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#19
Huiru Lu, Jun Chen, Hui Huang, Mengxue Zhou, Qing Zhu, Shao Q Yao, Zhifang Chai, Yi Hu
Both monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) and iron accumulation are associated with neurologic diseases including Parkinson's disease. However, the association of iron with MAO-B activity was poorly understood. Here we took advantage of highly sensitive and specific fluorescence probes to examine the change in MAO-B activity in human dopaminergic neuroblastoma (SH-SY5Y) cells upon iron exposure. Both ferric and ferrous ions could significantly enhance the activity of MAO-B, instead of MAO-A, in SH-SY5Y cells. In addition, iron-induced increase in MAO-B probe fluorescence could be prevented by pargyline and other newly developed MAO-B inhibitors, suggesting that it was MAO-B activity-dependent...
June 30, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639108/fructose-1-6-bisphosphate-reverts-iron-induced-phenotype-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-chelating-ferrous-ions
#20
Henrique Bregolin Dias, Gabriele Catyana Krause, Eamin Daidrê Squizani, Kelly Goulart Lima, Aline Daniele Schuster, Leonardo Pedrazza, Bruno de Souza Basso, Bianca Andrade Martha, Fernanda Cristina de Mesquita, Fernanda Bordignon Nunes, Márcio Vinicius Donadio, Jarbas Rodrigues de Oliveira
Hepatic fibrosis is an extracellular matrix deposition by hepatic stellate cells (HSC). Fibrosis can be caused by iron, which will lead to hydroxyl radical production and cell damage. Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (FBP) has been shown to deliver therapeutic effects in many pathological situations. In this work, we aimed to test the effects of FBP in HSC cell line, GRX, exposed to an excess of iron (Fe). The Fe-treatment increased cell proliferation and FBP reversed this effect, which was not due to increased necrosis, apoptosis or changes in cell cycle...
August 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
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