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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/28639108/fructose-1-6-bisphosphate-reverts-iron-induced-phenotype-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-chelating-ferrous-ions
#1
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 Fagundes 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...
June 21, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631237/structural-characterization-of-pyoverdines-produced-by-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440-and-pseudomonas-taiwanensis-vlb120
#2
Matthias Baune, Yulin Qi, Karen Scholz, Dietrich A Volmer, Heiko Hayen
The previously unknown sequences of several pyoverdines (PVD) produced by a biotechnologically-relevant bacterium, namely, Pseudomonas taiwanensis VLB120, were characterized by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). The same structural characterization scheme was checked before by analysis of Pseudomonas sp. putida KT2440 samples with known PVDs. A new sample preparation strategy based on solid-phase extraction was developed, requiring significantly reduced sample material as compared to existing methods...
June 19, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616784/synthesis-x-ray-crystal-structure-dna-bsa-binding-dna-cleavage-and-cytotoxicity-studies-of-phenanthroline-based-copper-ii-zinc-ii-complexes
#3
Qingming Wang, Han Mao, Wenling Wang, Huimin Zhu, Lihui Dai, Yanli Chen, Xinhui Tang
Research on copper(II) 1,10-phenanththroline (phen) derivatives continues to attract interest in the context of structure and biological properties. In this paper, two metal complexes [Cu2(phen)2(μ-Cl)2]Cl2 (1), [Zn(phen)2(H2O)Cl]Cl·4H2O (2) were synthesized and characterized. The crystal structures of 1 and 2 were determined by X-ray diffraction. In order to investigate the biological properties of the prepared complexes, spectroscopic and biological studies were performed. Results of X-ray diffraction showed that 1 and 2 form two types of crystal structures in a given system: dinuclear and mono-nuclear complex...
June 14, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616783/a-search-for-glomuferrin-a-potential-siderophore-of-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-of-the-genus-glomus
#4
Günther Winkelmann
Most fungi are known to synthesize siderophores under iron limitation. However, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AM fungi) have so far not been reported to produce siderophores, although their metabolism is iron-dependent. In an approach to isolate siderophores from AM fungi, we have grown plants of Tagetes patula nana in the presence of spores from AM fungi of the genus Glomus (G. etunicatum, G. mossae & unidentified Glomus sp.) symbiotically under iron limitation and sterile conditions. A siderophore was isolated from infected roots after 2-3 weeks of growth in pots containing low-iron sand with Hoagland solution...
June 14, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612172/chromium-iii-and-iron-iii-inhibits-replication-of-dna-and-rna-viruses
#5
Sylwia Terpiłowska, Andrzej Krzysztof Siwicki
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of treating of chromium(III) and iron(III) and their combinations on Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1) and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea virus (BVDV) replication. The antiviral efficacies of chromium(III) and iron(III) on HSV-1 and BVDV were evaluated using Real Time PCR method. Moreover, the cytotoxicity of these microelements was examined using the MTT reduction assay. The IC50 (50% inhibiotory concentration) for the chromium chloride was 1100 μM for Hep-2 cells and 1400 μM for BT cells...
June 13, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608291/iron-induced-generation-of-mitochondrial-ros-depends-on-ampk-activity
#6
Hui Huang, Jun Chen, Huiru Lu, Mengxue Zhou, Zhifang Chai, Yi Hu
Deregulated iron homeostasis is generally believed to be implicated in neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, it is not fully understood how iron overload can elicit neuronal cell damage. Here we examined mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in human dopaminergic neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells upon iron exposure. A relatively high concentration of iron could significantly increase mitochondrial ROS levels in SH-SY5Y cells. Pharmacological activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) almost completely inhibited the effect of iron on mitochondrial ROS...
June 12, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608290/titanium-and-iron-titanium-oxide-nanoparticles-in-antennae-of-the-migratory-ant-pachycondyla-marginata-an-alternative-magnetic-sensor-for-magnetoreception
#7
Eliane Wajnberg, André Linhares Rossi, Darci Motta S Esquivel
The most accepted hypothesis of magnetoreception for social insects is the ferromagnetic hypothesis which assumes the presence of magnetic material as a sensor coupled to sensitive structures that transmit the geomagnetic field information to the nervous system. As magnetite is the most common magnetic material observed in living beings, it has been suggested as basic constituent of the magnetoreception system. Antennae and head have been pointed as possible magnetosensor organs in social insects as ants, bees and termites...
June 12, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540523/the-interactions-of-metal-cations-and-oxyanions-with-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b
#8
Kshetrimayum Birla Singh, Wolfgang Maret
Protein tyrosine phosphatases are not considered to be metalloenzymes. Yet, they are inhibited by zinc cations and metal and non-metal oxyanions that are chemical analogues of phosphate, e.g. vanadate. Metal inhibition is generally not recognized as these enzymes are purified, supplied, and assayed with buffers containing chelating and reducing agents. We screened a series of cations and anions for their capacity to inhibit protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B and discuss the ensuing general issues with inhibition constants reported in the scientific literature...
May 24, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523598/study-on-the-interaction-of-chromate-with-bovine-serum-albumin-by-spectroscopic-method
#9
Hongguang Cao, Yanli Yi
The interaction between two chromates [sodium chromate (Na2CrO4) and potassium chromate K2CrO4)] and bovine serum albumin (BSA) in physiological buffer (pH 7.4) was investigated by the fluorescence quenching technique. The results of fluorescence titration revealed that two chromates could strongly quench the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA through a static quenching procedure. The apparent binding constants K and number of binding sites n of chromate with BSA were obtained by the fluorescence quenching method...
May 18, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516305/arsenic-toxicity-and-epimutagenecity-the-new-lineage
#10
REVIEW
Somnath Paul, Pritha Bhattacharjee, Ashok K Giri, Pritha Bhattacharjee
Global methylation pattern regulates the normal functioning of a cell. Research have shown arsenic alter these methylation landscapes within the genome leading to aberrant gene expression and inducts various pathophysiological outcomes. Long interspersed nuclear elements (LINE-1) normally remains inert due to heavy methylation of it's promoters, time and various environmental insults, they lose these methylation signatures and begin retro-transposition that has been associated with genomic instability and cancerous outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512703/metal-homeostasis-in-bacteria-the-role-of-arsr-smtb-family-of-transcriptional-repressors-in-combating-varying-metal-concentrations-in-the-environment
#11
REVIEW
Rudra P Saha, Saikat Samanta, Surajit Patra, Diganta Sarkar, Abinit Saha, Manoj Kumar Singh
Bacterial infections cause severe medical problems worldwide, resulting in considerable death and loss of capital. With the ever-increasing rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the lack of development of new antibiotics, research on metal-based antimicrobial therapy has now gained pace. Metal ions are essential for survival, but can be highly toxic to organisms if their concentrations are not strictly controlled. Through evolution, bacteria have acquired complex metal-management systems that allow them to acquire metals that they need for survival in different challenging environments while evading metal toxicity...
May 16, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477296/analysis-of-complexes-of-metabolites-with-europium-tetracycline-using-capillary-electrophoresis-coupled-with-laser-induced-luminescence-detection
#12
Douglas B Craig, Zachery Hiebert
Glycolysis and Krebs cycle intermediates were incubated with Eu(3+)-tetracycline and separated using capillary electrophoresis utilizing post-column laser-induced luminescence detection in a sheath flow cuvette. 3-phopshoglycerate, phosphoenolpyruvate, adenosine diphosphate, phosphate, citrate and oxaloacetate were detected at a concentration of 100 μM or lower. When all these detected metabolites were contained within the same sample it was found that they interfered with one another. Of all the metabolites, oxaloacetate showed the highest detectability...
June 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425040/schiff-base-complexes-of-copper-and-zinc-as-potential-anti-colitic-compounds
#13
Elaine M Conner, John Reglinski, W Ewen Smith, I Jack Zeitlin
The design, synthesis and activity of polymodal compounds for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease are reported. The compounds, being based on a metal-Schiff base motif, are designed to degrade during intestinal transit to release the bioactive components in the gut. The compounds have been developed sequential with the biomodal compounds combining copper or zinc with a salicylaldehyde adduct. These compounds were tested in a formalin induced colonic inflammation model in BK:A mice. From these studies a trimodal compound based on a zinc Schiff base analogue of sulfasalazine was designed...
June 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417221/co-localization-of-zinc-transporter-3-znt3-with-sensory-neuromediators-and-or-neuromodulators-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-porcine-esophagus
#14
Joanna Wojtkiewicz, Liliana Rytel, Krystyna Makowska, Sławomir Gonkowski
Zinc transporter 3 (ZnT3) is one of the zinc transporters family. It is closely connected to the nervous system, where enables the transport of zinc ions from the cytoplasm to synaptic vesicles. This substance has been described within the central and peripheral nervous system, especially in the enteric nervous system (ENS). The aim of the present study was to describe the co-localization of ZnT3 with selected neuromediators and/or neuromodulators participating in sensory stimuli conduction in neurons of the ENS within the porcine esophagus...
June 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409296/silver-i-complexes-with-chromone-derived-hydrazones-investigation-on-the-antimicrobial-and-cytotoxic-effects
#15
Lenka V Tamayo, Ane F Santos, Isabella P Ferreira, Verlane G Santos, Miriam T P Lopes, Heloisa Beraldo
Complexes [Ag(HCrPh)2]NO3·2H2O (1) and [Ag(HCrpClPh)2]NO3 (2) were obtained with 3-formyl-6-methylchromone-phenyl hydrazone (HCrPh, HL1) and 3-formyl-6-methylchromone-para-chloro-phenyl hydrazone (HCrpClPh, HL2). Although the hydrazones were inactive, upon coordination to silver(I) antifungal activity significantly improved against several Candida strains. Complexes (1-2) revealed to be more active than silver nitrate, silver sulfadiazine and the reference drug nystatin against Candida parapsilosis. The cytotoxic activities of the hydrazones and their silver(I) complexes were evaluated in comparison with cisplatin on B16F10 (metastatic melanoma) and Melan-a (non-tumorigenic melanocyte) cells...
June 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409295/metal-chelator-tpen-selectively-induces-apoptosis-in-k562-cells-through-reactive-oxygen-species-signaling-mechanism-implications-for-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#16
Luisa Rojas-Valencia, Carlos Velez-Pardo, Marlene Jimenez-Del-Rio
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a hematologic disorder characterized by the constitutive expression of BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase. Although successful implementation of tyrosine kinase inhibitors for the treatment of CML remain a traditional choice for molecularly targeted therapy, some patients present primary or secondary resistance to such therapy. Therefore, alternative therapeutic strategies are required to treat resistant CML cells. Accordingly, new anti-proliferative and/or pro-apoptotic compounds would be needed for clinical treatment...
June 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405829/an-optical-material-for-the-detection-of-trace-s2o3-2-in-milk-based-on-a-copper-complex
#17
Qingming Wang, Huifang Sun, Weilin Sha, Juan Chen, Liuyue Gu, Dong Wang, Xinhui Tang
A novel S2O3(2-) luminescent sensor (Cu(2+)-p-CPIP) was developed and the presence of S2O3(2-) caused an obvious fluorescence enhancement at 420 nm upon excitation at 330 nm, which could be distinguished with the naked eye under a UV lamp. Remarkably, the compound exhibited excellent selective and sensitive response to S2O3(2-) over other common anions with a micromolar limit of detection (0.442 μM) in DMSO/H2O (v/v, 1:1) buffer. The absorbance intensity and the color of Cu(2+)-p -CPIP solution changed gradually with the increase of S2O3(2-) concentration...
June 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343289/the-effect-of-mucin-fibrinogen-and-igg-on-the-corrosion-behaviour-of-ni-ti-alloy-and-stainless-steel
#18
Zhang Chao, Xiao Yaomu, Liu Chufeng, Liu Conghua
In this study, Ni-Ti alloy and stainless steal were exposed to artificial saliva containing fibrinogen, IgG or mucin, and the resultant corrosion behavior was studied. The purpose was to determine the mechanisms by which different types of protein contribute to corrosion. The effect of different proteins on the electrochemical resistance of Ni-Ti and SS was tested by potentiodynamic polarization, and the repair capacity of passivation film was tested by cyclic polarization measurements. The dissolved corrosion products were determined by ICP-OES, and the surface was analyzed by SEM and AFM...
June 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337565/blood-trace-metals-in-a-sporadic-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-geographical-cluster
#19
Stefano De Benedetti, Giorgio Lucchini, Cristian Del Bò, Valeria Deon, Alessandro Marocchi, Silvana Penco, Christian Lunetta, Elisabetta Gianazza, Francesco Bonomi, Stefania Iametti
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal disorder with unknown etiology, in which genetic and environmental factors interplay to determine the onset and the course of the disease. Exposure to toxic metals has been proposed to be involved in the etiology of the disease either through a direct damage or by promoting oxidative stress. In this study we evaluated the concentration of a panel of metals in serum and whole blood of a small group of sporadic patients, all living in a defined geographical area, for which acid mine drainage has been reported...
June 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303361/human-topoisomerase-inhibition-and-dna-bsa-binding-of-ru-ii-scar-complexes-as-potential-anticancer-candidates-for-oral-application
#20
Rone A De Grandis, Mariana S de Camargo, Monize M da Silva, Érica O Lopes, Elias C Padilha, Flávia A Resende, Rosângela G Peccinini, Fernando R Pavan, Alessandro Desideri, Alzir A Batista, Eliana A Varanda
Three ruthenium(II) phosphine/diimine/picolinate complexes were selected aimed at investigating anticancer activity against several cancer cell lines and the capacity of inhibiting the supercoiled DNA relaxation mediated by human topoisomerase IB (Top 1). The structure-lipophilicity relationship in membrane permeability using the Caco-2 cells have also been evaluated in this study. SCAR 5 was found to present 45 times more cytotoxicity against breast cancer cell when compared to cisplatin. SCAR 4 and 5 were both found to be capable of inhibiting the supercoiled DNA relaxation mediated by Top 1...
June 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
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