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Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725905/schizosaccharomyces-pombe-grx4-regulates-the-transcriptional-repressor-php4-via-2fe-2s-cluster-binding
#1
Adrienne C Dlouhy, Jude Beaudoin, Simon Labbé, Caryn E Outten
The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe expresses the CCAAT-binding factor Php4 in response to iron deprivation. Php4 forms a transcription complex with Php2, Php3, and Php5 to repress the expression of iron proteins as a means to economize iron usage. Previous in vivo results demonstrate that the function and location of Php4 are regulated in an iron-dependent manner by the cytosolic CGFS type glutaredoxin Grx4. In this study, we aimed to biochemically define these protein-protein and protein-metal interactions...
July 20, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722058/activation-of-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway-attenuates-lanthanum-chloride-induced-injuries-in-primary-rat-astrocytes
#2
Lijin Zhang, Jinghua Yang, Shengwen Wu, Cuihong Jin, Xiaobo Lu, Xiaoyu Hu, Yaling Sun, Xiang Gao, Yuan Cai
Lanthanum (La) exposure can lead to learning and memory disorder in animals; however, the underlying mechanism of La induced neurotoxicity is still unknown. It has been demonstrated that Nrf2 activation by tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) results in neuroprotection against brain injuries. However, little study has been done with respect to its effect on La induced neurotoxicity. Herein, experiments are undertaken to determine if there is a correlation between La damaged astrocytes and the Nrf2/ARE signalling pathway...
July 19, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702572/recent-structural-insights-into-the-function-of-copper-nitrite-reductases
#3
REVIEW
Sam Horrell, Demet Kekilli, Richard W Strange, Michael A Hough
Copper nitrite reductases (CuNiR) carry out the first committed step of the denitrification pathway of the global nitrogen cycle, the reduction of nitrite (NO2(-)) to nitric oxide (NO). As such, they are of major agronomic and environmental importance. CuNiRs occur primarily in denitrifying soil bacteria which carry out the overall reduction of nitrate to dinitrogen. In this article, we review the insights gained into copper nitrite reductase (CuNiR) function from three dimensional structures. We particularly focus on developments over the last decade, including insights from serial femtosecond crystallography using X-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) and from the recently discovered 3-domain CuNiRs...
July 12, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702563/remarkable-differences-in-the-biochemical-fate-of-cd-2-hg-2-ch3hg-and-thimerosal-in-red-blood-cell-lysate
#4
Matthew A Gibson, Sophia Sarpong-Kumankomah, Susan Nehzati, Graham N George, Jürgen Gailer
Humans are environmentally exposed to potentially toxic Cd and Hg species and to the Hg compound thimerosal (THI), an antibactericidal vaccine additive. Previous studies have revealed that Cd(2+), Hg(2+) and CH3Hg(+) are taken up by red blood cells (RBCs) and bind to cytosolic glutathione (GSH) and/or hemoglobin (Hb). Since interactions in the cytosol of RBCs may be linked to their hemolysis, a more comprehensive characterization of these interactions was sought. After the addition of each Cd and Hg species to RBC lysate, the mixtures were analyzed after 5 min, 2 h and 6 h by size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) coupled on-line to an inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-AES)...
July 12, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686251/oxygen-dependent-activation-of-cu-zn-superoxide-dismutase-1
#5
REVIEW
Morgan M Fetherolf, Stefanie D Boyd, Duane D Winkler, Dennis R Winge
Copper zinc superoxide dismutase (Sod1) is a critical enzyme in limiting reactive oxygen species in both the cytosol and the mitochondrial intermembrane space. Sod1 dismutes superoxide anions to hydrogen peroxide and oxygen. The catalytic reaction is dependent on an active site copper ion and a disulfide bonded conformation. The activation of Sod1 is mediated by its chaperone Ccs1. The mechanism of Ccs1-mediated Sod1 activation involves both insertion of the catalytic copper ion and mediating disulfide bond formation...
July 7, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685789/orchestration-of-dynamic-copper-navigation-new-and-missing-pieces
#6
REVIEW
Helena Öhrvik, Jan Aaseth, Nina Horn
A general principle in all cells in the body is that an essential metal - here copper - is taken up at the plasma membrane, directed through cellular compartments for use in specific enzymes and pathways, stored in specific scavenging molecules if in surplus, and finally expelled from the cells. Here we attempt to provide a critical view on key concepts involved in copper transfer across membranes and through compartments in the human body. The focus of this review is on the influence of bioinorganic and thermodynamic rules on the flow in cellular copper networks...
July 7, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685169/analytical-approaches-for-the-characterization-of-nickel-proteome
#7
REVIEW
Javier Jiménez-Lamana, Joanna Szpunar
The use of nickel in modern industry and in consumer products implies some health problems for the human being. Nickel allergy and nickel carcinogenicity are well-known health effects related to human exposure to nickel, either during production of nickel-containing products or by direct contact with the final item. In this context, the study of nickel toxicity and nickel carcinogenicity involves the understanding of their molecular mechanisms and hence the characterization of the nickel-binding proteins in different biological samples...
July 7, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675215/cellular-copper-homeostasis-current-concepts-on-its-interplay-with-glutathione-homeostasis-and-its-implication-in-physiology-and-human-diseases
#8
REVIEW
Ashima Bhattacharjee, Kaustav Chakraborty, Aditya Shukla
Copper is a trace element essential for almost all living organisms. But the level of intracellular copper needs to be tightly regulated. Dysregulation of cellular copper homeostasis leading to various diseases demonstrates the importance of this tight regulation. Copper homeostasis is regulated not only within the cell but also within individual intracellular compartments. Inactivation of export machinery results in excess copper being redistributed into various intracellular organelles. Recent evidence suggests the involvement of glutathione in playing an important role in regulating copper entry and intracellular copper homeostasis...
July 4, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671201/the-transferrin-receptor-the-cellular-iron-gate
#9
REVIEW
Elena Gammella, Paolo Buratti, Gaetano Cairo, Stefania Recalcati
The transferrin receptor (TfR1), which mediates cellular iron uptake through clathrin-dependent endocytosis of iron-loaded transferrin, plays a key role in iron homeostasis. Since the number of TfR1 molecules at the cell surface is the rate-limiting step for iron entry into cells and is essential to prevent iron overload, TfR1 expression is precisely controlled at multiple levels. In this review, we have discussed the latest advances in the molecular regulation of TfR1 expression and we have considered current understanding of TfR1 function beyond its canonical role in providing iron for erythroid precursors and rapidly proliferating cells...
July 3, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665435/the-role-of-the-zinc-transporter-slc30a2-znt2-in-transient-neonatal-zinc-deficiency
#10
REVIEW
Yarden Golan, Taiho Kambe, Yehuda G Assaraf
Breast milk is the optimal nutrient mix for infants until the age of 6 months. However, in some cases, due to genetic alterations as well as nutrient deficiencies in nursing mothers, infants may suffer from inadequate levels of micronutrients upon exclusive breastfeeding. In this respect, transient neonatal zinc deficiency (TNZD) is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the zinc transporter SLC30A2/ZnT2 gene, resulting in poor secretion of zinc into the breast milk. Consequently, infants exclusively breastfed with zinc-deficient breast milk develop severe zinc deficiency...
June 30, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661534/foxo3-promoted-mitophagy-via-nuclear-retention-induced-by-manganese-chloride-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#11
Dongmei Song, Junxiang Ma, Li Chen, Caixia Guo, Yuanyuan Zhang, Tian Chen, Shixuan Zhang, Zhonghui Zhu, Lin Tian, Piye Niu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of FOXO3 during the process of mitophagy induced by manganese chloride (MnCl2), mitochondrial dysfunction and mitophagy were detected before and after FOXO3 was knocked down in SH-SY5Y cells. METHOD: Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and a western blot were used to detect mitochondrial ultrastructure and autophagy, Ca(2+) levels, mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), autophagosomes and mitophagy marker proteins (p62, LC3-II/LC3-I, Beclin-1, PINK1 and P-parkin), respectively...
June 29, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660949/selenoproteins-are-involved-in-antioxidant-defense-systems-in-thalassemia
#12
REVIEW
G E Genc, Z Ozturk, S Gumuslu
Thalassemia major (TM) is a hereditary blood disease that affects the production of hemoglobin, resulting in severe anemia. Iron overload because of repeated blood transfusion and increased intestinal iron absorption and hemolysis are the major causes of increased oxidative stress in these patients. Growth and maturational delay, cardiomyopathy, endocrinopathies, and osteoporosis are the complications of thalassemia, secondary to anemia and iron overload. The human body has endogenous defense mechanisms to help protect against free radical-induced cell damage...
June 29, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654115/evidence-for-widespread-severe-brain-copper-deficiency-in-alzheimer-s-dementia
#13
Jingshu Xu, Stephanie J Church, Stefano Patassini, Paul Begley, Henry J Waldvogel, Maurice A Curtis, Richard L M Faull, Richard D Unwin, Garth J S Cooper
Datasets comprising simultaneous measurements of many essential metals in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain are sparse, and available studies are not entirely in agreement. To further elucidate this matter, we employed inductively-coupled-plasma mass spectrometry to measure post-mortem levels of 8 essential metals and selenium, in 7 brain regions from 9 cases with AD (neuropathological severity Braak IV-VI), and 13 controls who had normal ante-mortem mental function and no evidence of brain disease. Of the regions studied, three undergo severe neuronal damage in AD (hippocampus, entorhinal cortex and middle-temporal gyrus); three are less-severely affected (sensory cortex, motor cortex and cingulate gyrus); and one (cerebellum) is relatively spared...
June 27, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650043/heme-containing-enzymes-and-inhibitors-for-tryptophan-metabolism
#14
REVIEW
Daojing Yan, Ying-Wu Lin, Xiangshi Tan
Iron-containing enzymes such as heme enzymes play crucial roles in biological systems. Three distinct heme-containing dioxygenase enzymes, tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO), indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 2 (IDO2) catalyze the initial and rate-limiting step of l-tryptophan catabolism through the kynurenine pathway in mammals. Overexpression of these enzymes causes depletion of tryptophan and the accumulation of metabolic products, which contributes to tumor immune tolerance and immune dysregulation in a variety of disease pathologies...
June 26, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620665/influence-of-iron-metabolism-on-manganese-transport-and-toxicity
#15
REVIEW
Qi Ye, Jo Eun Park, Kuljeet Gugnani, Swati Betharia, Alejandro Pino-Figueroa, Jonghan Kim
Although manganese (Mn) is critical for the proper functioning of various metabolic enzymes and cofactors, excess Mn in the brain causes neurotoxicity. While the exact transport mechanism of Mn has not been fully understood, several importers and exporters for Mn have been identified over the past decade. In addition to Mn-specific transporters, it has been demonstrated that iron transporters can mediate Mn transport in the brain and peripheral tissues. However, while the expression of iron transporters is regulated by body iron stores, whether or not disorders of iron metabolism modify Mn homeostasis has not been systematically discussed...
June 16, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573291/mechanisms-of-iron-and-copper-frataxin-interactions
#16
T H L Han, J M Camadro, R Santos, E Lesuisse, J M El Hage Chahine, N T Ha-Duong
Frataxin is a mitochondrial protein whose deficiency is the cause of Friedreich's ataxia, a hereditary neurodegenerative disease. This protein plays a role in iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis, protection against oxidative stress and iron metabolism. In an attempt to provide a better understanding of the role played by metals in its metabolic functions, the mechanisms of mitochondrial metal binding to frataxin in vitro have been investigated. A purified recombinant yeast frataxin homolog Yfh1 binds two Cu(ii) ions with a Kd1(Cu(II)) of 1...
June 2, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561859/human-calprotectin-affects-the-redox-speciation-of-iron
#17
Toshiki G Nakashige, Elizabeth M Nolan
We report that the metal-sequestering human host-defense protein calprotectin (CP, S100A8/S100A9 oligomer) affects the redox speciation of iron (Fe) in bacterial growth media and buffered aqueous solution. Under aerobic conditions and in the absence of an exogenous reducing agent, CP-Ser (S100A8(C42S)/S100A9(C3S) oligomer) depletes Fe from three different bacterial growth media preparations over a 48 h timeframe (T = 30 °C). The presence of the reducing agent β-mercaptoethanol accelerates this process and allows CP-Ser to deplete Fe over a ≈1 h timeframe...
May 31, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722069/front-cover
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July 19, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
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July 19, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722042/back-cover
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July 19, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
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