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Ferric citrate

Jiro Ogura, Ellappan Babu, Seiji Miyauchi, Sabarish Ramachandran, Elizebeta Nemeth, Yangzom D Bhutia, Vadivel Ganapathy
NaCT is a Na + -coupled transporter for citrate expressed in hepatocytes and neurons. It is the mammalian ortholog of INDY (I'm Not Dead Yet), a transporter which modifies lifespan in Drosophila. Here we describe a hitherto unknown transport system for citrate in mammalian cells. When liver and mammary epithelial cells were pretreated with the iron supplement ferric ammonium citrate (FAC), uptake of citrate increased >10-fold. Iron chelators abrogated the stimulation of citrate uptake in FAC-treated cells...
February 6, 2018: Scientific Reports
Gheyath K Nasrallah, Nadin N Younes, Missbah H Baji, Amjad M Shraim, Ibrahim Mustafa
OBJECTIVES: Thalassemia is the most common genetically inherited blood disorder arising from a defect in hemoglobin production, resulting in ineffective erythropoiesis and severe hemolytic anemia. While transfusion therapy corrects the anemia, it gives rise to secondary iron overload. Current iron chelation therapy performed using deferoxamine, and the efficiency of this drug was demonstrated here using the zebrafish animal model. METHODS: Zebrafish larvae were exposed for three days to iron [100 μM ferric ammonium citrate; 3-6 days post fertilization (dpf)]...
January 27, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
Jessica L Sarver, Michael Zhang, Lishan Liu, David Nyenhuis, David S Cafiso
Bacterial outer membrane TonB-dependent transporters function by executing cycles of binding and unbinding to the inner membrane protein TonB. In the vitamin B12 transporter BtuB and the ferric citrate transporter FecA, substrate binding increases the periplasmic exposure of the Ton box, an energy-coupling segment. This increased exposure appears to enhance the affinity of the transporter for TonB. Here, continuous wave and pulse EPR spectroscopy were used to examine the state of the Ton box in the Escherichia coli ferrichrome transporter FhuA...
January 26, 2018: Biochemistry
Imke H E Schmidt, Claudia Gildhorn, Martha A L Böning, Vera A Kulow, Ivo Steinmetz, Antje Bast
BACKGROUND: The control over iron homeostasis is critical in host-pathogen-interaction. Iron plays not only multiple roles for bacterial growth and pathogenicity, but also for modulation of innate immune responses. Hepcidin is a key regulator of host iron metabolism triggering degradation of the iron exporter ferroportin. Although iron overload in humans is known to increase susceptibility to Burkholderia pseudomallei, it is unclear how the pathogen competes with the host for the metal during infection...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Reşat Apak, Sema Demirci Çekiç, Ayşem Üzer, Saliha Esin Çelik, Mustafa Bener, Burcu Bekdeşer, Ziya Can, Şener Sağlam, Ayşe Nur Önem, Erol Erçağ
Since an unbalanced excess of reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) causes various diseases, determination of antioxidants that can counter oxidative stress is important in food and biological analyses. Optical/electrochemical nanosensors have attracted attention in antioxidant activity (AOA) assessment because of their increased sensitivity and selectivity. Optical sensors offer advantages such as low cost, flexibility, remote control, speed, miniaturization and on-site/in situ analysis. Electrochemical sensors using noble metal nanoparticles on modified electrodes better catalyze bioelectrochemical reactions...
January 11, 2018: Sensors
Wenjuan Zhang, Jingjin Xu, Juhui Qiu, Cencan Xing, Xiumin Li, Bo Leng, Yi Su, Jinmei Lin, Jiaofen Lin, Xuqiao Mei, Yiqun Huang, Yutian Pan, Yu Xue
Osteoporosis is a global public health concern and, it can result from numerous pathogenic mechanisms, many of which are closely related with age, nutritional disorders, endocrine imbalance, or adverse drug side effects presented by glucocorticoids, heparin, and anti-epileptics. Given its wide range etiologies, it is crucial to establish an animal model of osteoporosis for use in screening potential drugs quickly and effectively. Previous research has reported that an accumulation of elevated iron in the body is an independent risk factor for osteoporosis...
February 5, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Mei-Yi Wu, Ying-Chun Chen, Chun-Hung Lin, Yun-Chun Wu, Yu-Kang Tu, Der-Cherng Tarng
Ferric citrate has been reported to have the potential to reduce phosphate and increase iron availability in patients with chronic kidney disease. In the present study, we evaluated its safety and efficacy in phosphate reduction and iron supplementation in chronic kidney disease stage 3-5 requiring dialysis patients. We systematically searched for clinical trials published in PubMed, Medline, and Cochrane databases. Only randomized controlled trials on the effects of ferric citrate in chronic kidney disease stage 3-5 requiring dialysis patients were selected...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
Ariel R Donovan, Craig D Adams, Yinfa Ma, Chady Stephan, Todd Eichholz, Honglan Shi
In this study, aluminum sulfate, ferric sulfate, ferric chloride, and poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (pDADMAC) coagulation removal of citrate-stabilized silver and gold nanoparticles (NPs) and uncoated titanium dioxide, cerium dioxide, and zinc oxide NPs was investigated using a single particle (SP) ICP-MS direct monitoring technique. Zone 2 (charge neutralization) coagulation was performed in river water and more commonly used Zone 4 (sweep floc) coagulation was performed in both river and lake water with environmentally relevant concentrations of selected NPs added...
December 19, 2017: Chemosphere
Wan-Jing Cen, Yi Feng, Shu-Shu Li, Wei-Liang Huang, Tao Zhang, Wu Zhang, Wei-Dong Kong, Jian-Wei Jiang
This study aimed to investigate the cell cycle arrest and autophagy induced by iron overload inMC3T3-E1 cells. MC3T3-E1 cells were cultured in different concentrations of ferric ammonium citrate (FAC), and Perls' Prussian blue reaction was used to detect the iron levels of the cells. CCK-8 assays were used to detect the growth of MC3T3-E1. The level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) within cells was investigated with DCFH-DA. PI staining was used to analyze the cell cycle distribution of MC3T3-E1 cells. Finally, the expression levels of cell cycle related proteins, autophagy related proteins, AKT, p38 MAPK, Stat3 and their downstream proteins were detected with western blot assays...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Yaqun Zou, Liang Zhao, Guangxin Feng, Yu Miao, Haohao Wu, Mingyong Zeng
Anchovy (Engraulis japonicus) meat (AM) has been shown to promote nonheme iron absorption via a ferric oxyhydroxide nanoparticle (FeONP)-mediated mechanism. Here, formulation modifications of an egg-white-based AIN-93G diet with AM fractions resulted hemoglobin regeneration efficiencies in anemic rats following an order control (23.69 ± 3.99%) < ferrous-sulfate-replacement of ferric citrate (39.89 ± 2.97%) ≈ dehemeed-AM-protein-replacement of egg white (45.88 ± 4.76%) ≈ AM-lipid-replacement of soybean oil (43...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Giada Giusi Picceri, Pamela Leonardi, Mirco Iotti, Michele Gallo, Franco Baldi, Alessandra Zambonelli, Antonella Amicucci, Luciana Vallorani, Giovanni Piccoli, Giovanni Ciccimarra, Marselina Arshakyan, Sabrina Burattini, Elisabetta Falcieri, Laura Chiarantini
Iron exopolysaccharide nanoparticles were biogenerated during ferric citrate fermentation by Klebsiella oxytoca DSM 29614. Before investigating their effects on Tuber borchii ("bianchetto" truffle) mycelium growth and morphology, they were tested on human K562 cell line and Lentinula edodes pure culture and shown to be non-toxic. Using these nanoparticles as iron supplement, the truffles showed extremely efficient iron uptake of over 300 times that of a commercial product. This avoided morphological changes in T...
February 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Glenn M Chertow, Geoffrey A Block, John F Neylan, Pablo E Pergola, Katrin Uhlig, Steven Fishbane
Two randomized, placebo-controlled trials conducted in patients with nondialysis-dependent (NDD) chronic kidney disease (CKD), iron deficiency anemia, and normal or elevated serum phosphorus demonstrated that ferric citrate (FC) significantly increased hemoglobin and decreased serum phosphate concentrations. Pooling these trial results could provide a more robust evaluation of the safety and efficacy of FC in this population. We pooled results of a phase 2 (n = 149) and 3 trial (n = 233) of patients randomized and treated for up to 12 and 16 weeks, respectively...
2017: PloS One
Akira Iguchi, Suguru Yamamoto, Mihoko Yamazaki, Kazuyuki Tasaki, Yasushi Suzuki, Junichiro James Kazama, Ichiei Narita
BACKGROUND: In patients with normophosphatemia with chronic kidney disease (CKD), fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) increase urinary phosphate excretion while maintaining serum phosphate within the normal range. Recent reports have shown that, in this stage, phosphate binders do not decrease serum FGF23 and PTH levels. Iron deficiency promotes transcription of FGF23 and iron-supplementation for iron deficiency decreases serum FGF23 levels. We hypothesized that ferric citrate hydrate, an iron-based phosphate binder, will decrease serum FGF23 levels in patients with non-dialysis-dependent CKD with normophosphatemia and iron deficiency...
November 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Keitaro Yokoyama, Masafumi Fukagawa, Takashi Akiba, Masaaki Nakayama, Toshiya Otoguro, Kana Yamada, Yasuo Nagamine, Steven Fishbane, Hideki Hirakata
Introduction: In hemodialysis patients on ferric citrate hydrate, the increase in ferritin level is mainly due to the administration of the compound. We investigated possible other factors associated with ferritin level and how erythropoietin resistance index and erythropoiesis in those patients were affected. We looked at ferritin-elevating factors using data from a Japanese phase III long-term clinical trial of ferric citrate hydrate. Methods: The factors with a strong association with ferritin levels at week 28 were selected by the process of variable selection...
May 2017: KI Reports
Hualiang Pi, John D Helmann
Bacterial cells modulate transcription in response to changes in iron availability. The ferric uptake regulator (Fur) senses intracellular iron availability and plays a central role in maintaining iron homeostasis in Bacillus subtilis Here we utilized FrvA, a high-affinity Fe2+ efflux transporter from Listeria monocytogenes , as an inducible genetic tool to deplete intracellular iron. We then characterized the responses of the Fur, FsrA, and PerR regulons as cells transition from iron sufficiency to deficiency...
November 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Wenhong Gao, Yangping Huang, Ruixue He, Xin-An Zeng
A new ion exchange column method was investigated to synthesize the soluble soybean polysaccharide-iron(III) complex (SSPS-FeIII(1)) using soluble soybean polysaccharides (SSPS). The feasibility of ion exchange column reaction was explored firstly. Results indicated the D730 anion macroporous adsorption resin could effectively absorb SSPS and the static adsorption saturation time was 20h. The iron content of the complex reached up to 15.07% when trisodium citrate concentration was 2mg/mL. The structure of SSPS-FeIII complex synthesized by this method (SSPS-FeIII1(2)) was compared with that prepared by trisodium citrate - ferric chloride method (SSPS-FeIII2(3))...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Yuichi Baba, Jason K Higa, Briana K Shimada, Kate M Horiuchi, Tomohiro Suhara, Motoi Kobayashi, Jonathan D Woo, Hiroko Aoyagi, Karra S Marh, Hiroaki Kitaoka, Takashi Matsui
Clinical studies suggest that myocardial iron is a risk factor for left ventricular remodeling in patients after myocardial infarction (MI). Ferroptosis was recently reported as a mechanism of iron-dependent non-apoptotic cell death. However, ferroptosis in the heart is not well understood. The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) protects the heart against pathological stimuli such as ischemia. To define the role of cardiac mTOR on cell survival in iron-mediated cell death, we examined cardiomyocyte (CM) cell viability under excess iron and ferroptosis conditions...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Jia Liu, Ling Qian, Linna Guo, Yunzhi Feng
Hepcidin is one of the most important proteins in iron metabolism. In the present study, its role in iron metabolism and the associated signaling pathways involved was investigated in a mouse model with insulin receptor substrate 1‑loss of function (IRS‑/‑), and osteoblasts in the iron overload condition. Protein expression levels of hepcidin, interleukin 6 (IL‑6), bone morphogenetic protein receptor 1α and ferritin demonstrated a significant increase in the liver of the IRS‑/‑ mice compared with the IRS+/‑ and IRS+/+ mice...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Afife Gulec, Sukru Gulec
Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS) comprises a mixture of plants and stops bleeding via forming a protein network by erythroid aggregation. Bleeding causes reduction of iron levels in body. It has been indicated that ABS contains significant amount of iron. Thus, we investigated the biological activity of ABS-derived iron on iron-regulated genes during iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). IDA We selected Caco-2 and HepG2 cell lines as in vitro models of human intestine and liver, respectively. Iron deficiency anemia was induced by deferoxamine...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Ting-Yun Chang, Kai-Li Liu, Cheng Sheng Chang, Chien-Tien Su, Seu-Hwa Chen, Yu-Chieh Lee, Jung-Su Chang
SCOPE: In adults, >90% of the daily iron requirement is derived from macrophage-mediated heme iron recycling from senescent red blood cells (RBCs) or free hemoglobin (Hb). Currently, the effects of pharmacological doses of iron supplementation on RBCs and heme iron recycling in obesity are unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sprague Dawley rats were fed a standard diet or a 50% high-fat diet (HFD) with (0.25, 1, and 2 g of ferric iron/kg diet) or without ferric citrate supplementation for 12 weeks...
October 24, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
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