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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/28425040/schiff-base-complexes-of-copper-and-zinc-as-potential-anti-colitic-compounds
#1
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...
April 19, 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
#2
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...
April 17, 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
#3
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...
April 13, 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
#4
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...
April 13, 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
#5
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...
April 12, 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
#6
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...
March 25, 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
#7
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...
March 23, 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
#8
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...
March 16, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303360/modulation-of-linoleic-acid-binding-properties-of-human-serum-albumin-by-divalent-metal-cations
#9
Ekaterina L Nemashkalova, Eugene A Permyakov, Sergei E Permyakov, Ekaterina A Litus
Human serum albumin (HSA) is an abundant multiligand carrier protein, linked to progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Blood HSA serves as a depot of amyloid β (Aβ) peptide. Aβ peptide-buffering properties of HSA depend on interaction with its ligands. Some of the ligands, namely, linoleic acid (LA), zinc and copper ions are involved into AD progression. To clarify the interplay between LA and metal ion binding to HSA, the dependence of LA binding to HSA on Zn(2+), Cu(2+), Mg(2+) and Ca(2+) levels and structural consequences of these interactions have been explored...
March 16, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293755/zinc-inhibition-of-pyruvate-kinase-of-m-type-isozyme
#10
Keiko Murakami, Masataka Yoshino
Inhibitory effect of Zn on the pyruvate kinase of M (muscle)-type isozyme was analyzed for the purpose of elucidating the cytotoxicity of Zn. Zn inhibited pyruvate kinase uncompetitively with respect to the substrate PEP, and competitively with respect to ADP. Quotient velocity plot calculated from the Zn-inhibition curves showed that Zn(2+) as a ZnADP complex acted as competitive and uncompetitive inhibitors of the enzyme with respect to the substrate ADP and PEP, respectively: Zn(2+) forms a ZnADP complex, which may bind to the ADP-binding site of the free enzyme with the Ki value of 1...
March 14, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283781/gold-compounds-as-cysteine-protease-inhibitors-perspectives-for-pharmaceutical-application-as-antiparasitic-agents
#11
Lara Massai, Luigi Messori, Nicola Micale, Tanja Schirmeister, Louis Maes, Dolores Fregona, Maria Agostina Cinellu, Chiara Gabbiani
Gold compounds form a new class of promising metal-based drugs with a number of potential therapeutic applications, particularly in the fields of anticancer and antimicrobial treatments. Previous research revealed that a group of structurally diverse gold compounds cause conspicuous inhibition of the protease activities of the human proteasome. Given the pharmacological importance of protease inhibition, the present study further explored whether these gold compounds might inhibit a few other proteases that are accepted druggable targets for disease treatment...
March 10, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190193/biocompatibility-of-niti-alloys-in-the-cell-behaviour
#12
REVIEW
Jana Sevcikova, Monika Pavkova Goldbergova
Metallic biomaterial alloys composed of nickel and titanium have unique thermal shape memory, superelastic, and high damping properties, which are widely used in the medicine. The major parameter evaluated in the studies regarding the behaviour of the material in the contact with organism or cells is biocompatibility. The aim of the studies is to clarify the differences in the proliferation, growth, and morphology especially in the cell cultures. The cytotoxicity is affected among other by release of the metal ions in the presence of the metal alloy, which is further dependent on the possible treatments of the material and the corrosive properties...
February 11, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185077/phytochelatin-2-accumulates-in-roots-of-the-seagrass-enhalus-acoroides-collected-from-sediment-highly-contaminated-with-lead
#13
Xuan-Vy Nguyen, Khanh-Hy Le-Ho, Jutta Papenbrock
Phytochelatins (PCs), the heavy metal-binding peptides of plants, play a main function in heavy metal detoxification. In this study, Enhalus acoroides samples collected at six distinct seagrass beds from the coast of Khanh Hoa province, Viet Nam, were evaluated for their PCs. The contents of different PCs in each organ including leaf, rhizome, and root were determined by using HPLC analysis. Significant differences of PC2 contents among specific organs and their relation were tested by ANOVA, Tukey test, and Pearson's correlation...
February 9, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185076/prebiotic-effects-of-bovine-lactoferrin-on-specific-probiotic-bacteria
#14
Po-Wen Chen, Zhen-Shu Liu, Tai-Chen Kuo, Min-Chi Hsieh, Zhe-Wei Li
Bovine lactoferrin (bLf) is a natural iron-binding protein and it has been suggested to be a prebiotic agent, but this finding remains inconclusive. This study explores the prebiotic potential of bLf in 14 probiotics. Initially, bLf (1-32 mg/mL) treatment showed occasional and slight prebiotic activity in several probiotics only during the late experimental period (48, 78 h) at 37 °C. We subsequently supposed that bLf exerts stronger prebiotic effects when probiotic growth has been temperately retarded...
February 9, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150143/iutb-participates-in-the-ferric-vulnibactin-utilization-system-in-vibrio-vulnificus-m2799
#15
Hiroaki Kawano, Katsushiro Miyamoto, Miho Negoro, Eriko Zushi, Takahiro Tsuchiya, Tomotaka Tanabe, Tatsuya Funahashi, Hiroshi Tsujibo
Vibrio vulnificus, an opportunistic pathogen that causes a serious, often fatal, infection in humans, requires iron for its growth. This bacterium utilizes iron from the environment via the vulnibactin-mediated iron uptake system. The mechanisms of vulnibactin biosynthesis, vulnibactin export, and ferric-vulnibactin uptake systems have been reported, whereas the ferric-vulnibactin reduction mechanism in the cell remains unclear. The results of our previous study showed that VuuB, a member of the flavin adenine dinucleotide-containing siderophore-interacting protein family, is a ferric-vulnibactin reductase, but there are other reductases that can complement for the defective vuuB...
February 1, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150142/genome-wide-exploration-of-metal-tolerance-protein-mtp-genes-in-common-wheat-triticum-aestivum-insights-into-metal-homeostasis-and-biofortification
#16
Recep Vatansever, Ertugrul Filiz, Seckin Eroglu
Metal transport process in plants is a determinant of quality and quantity of the harvest. Although it is among the most important of staple crops, knowledge about genes that encode for membrane-bound metal transporters is scarce in wheat. Metal tolerance proteins (MTPs) are involved in trace metal homeostasis at the sub-cellular level, usually by providing metal efflux out of the cytosol. Here, by using various bioinformatics approaches, genes that encode for MTPs in the hexaploid wheat genome (Triticum aestivum, abbreviated as Ta) were identified and characterized...
February 1, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144759/erratum-to-genome-wide-exploration-of-silicon-si-transporter-genes-lsi1-and-lsi2-in-plants-insights-into-si-accumulation-status-capacity-of-plants
#17
Recep Vatansever, Ibrahim Ilker Ozyigit, Ertugrul Filiz, Nermin Gozukirmizi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138861/zinc-s-role-in-the-glycemic-control-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Gabrielli Barbosa de Carvalho, Paula Nascimento Brandão-Lima, Carla Soraya Costa Maia, Kiriaque Barra Ferreira Barbosa, Liliane Viana Pires
Past research has shown the importance of zinc in several metabolic processes, such as the glucidic metabolism. The present systematic review aims to discuss zinc's participation in the glycemic control of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) patients. In order to accomplish that, a systematic search was performed in the Pubmed database using the following indexed and theme-related descriptors: "zinc" AND "type 2 diabetes mellitus", AND MeSH terms related to glycemic control combined with the boolean operator OR...
January 30, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281098/effect-of-metal-chelators-on-the-aggregation-of-beta-amyloid-peptides-in-the-presence-of-copper-and-iron
#19
Foozhan Tahmasebinia, Saeed Emadi
Amyloid β (Aβ) fibrils and amorphous aggregates are found in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), and are implicated in the etiology of AD. The metal imbalance is also among leading causes of AD, owing to the fact that Aβ aggregation takes place in the synaptic cleft where Aβ, Cu(II) and Fe(III) are found in abnormally high concentrations. Aβ40 and Aβ42 are the main components of plaques found in afflicted brains. Coordination of Cu(II) and Fe(III) ions to Aβ peptides have been linked to Aβ aggregation and production of reactive oxygen species, two key events in the development of AD pathology...
April 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258507/neutron-activation-increases-activity-of-ruthenium-based-complexes-and-induces-cell-death-in-glioma-cells-independent-of-p53-tumor-suppressor-gene
#20
Aline Monezi Montel, Raquel Gouvêa Dos Santos, Pryscila Rodrigues da Costa, Elisângela de Paula Silveira-Lacerda, Alzir Azevedo Batista, Wagner Gouvêa Dos Santos
Novel metal complexes have received great attention in the last decades due to their potential anticancer activity. Notably, ruthenium-based complexes have emerged as good alternative to the currently used platinum-based drugs for cancer therapy, providing less toxicity and side effects to patients. Glioblastoma is an aggressive and invasive type of brain tumor and despite of advances is the field of neurooncology there is no effective treatment until now. Therefore, we sought to investigate the potential antiproliferative activity of phosphine-ruthenium-based complexes on human glioblastoma cell lines...
April 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
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