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Dynamics of Dinitrosyl Iron Complex (DNIC) Formation with Low Molecular Weight Thiols

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Truzzi, Daniela R. [1, 2, 3] ; Augusto, Ohara [2] ; Iretskii, Alexei V. [4] ; Ford, Peter C. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Calif Santa Barbara, Dept Chem & Biochem, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 - USA
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Paulo, Dept Bioquim, Caixa Postal 26077, BR-05513970 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Bioquim, Inst Quim Sao Paulo, Caixa Postal 26077, BR-05513970 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Lake Super State Univ, Dept Chem & Environm Sci, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783 - USA
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Inorganic Chemistry; v. 58, n. 19, p. 13446-13456, OCT 7 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Dinitrosyl iron complexes (DNICs) are ubiquitous in mammalian cells and tissues producing nitric oxide (NO) and have been argued to play key physiological and pathological roles. Nonetheless, the mechanism and dynamics of DNIC formation in aqueous media remain only partially understood. Here, we report a stopped-flow kinetics and density functional theory (DFT) investigation of the reaction of NO with ferrous ions and the low molecular weight thiols glutathione (GSH) and cysteine (CysSH) as well as the peptides WCGPC and WCGPY to produce DNICs in pH 7.4 aqueous media. With each thiol, a two-stage reaction pattern is observed. The first stage involves several rapidly established preequilibria leading to a ferrous intermediate concluded to have the composition F-II(NO)(RS)(2)(H2O)(x)(C). In the second stage, C undergoes rate-limiting, unimolecular autoreduction to give thiyl radical (RS center dot) plus the mononitrosyl Fe(I) complex Fe-I(NO)(RS)(H2O)v following the reactivity order of CysSH > W CGPC > W CGPY > GSH. Time course simulations using the experimentally determined kinetics parameters demonstrate that, at a NO flux characteristic of inflammation, DNICs will be rapidly formed from intracellular levels of ferrous iron and thiols. Furthermore, the proposed mechanism offers a novel pathway for S-nitroso thiol (RSNO) formation in a biological environment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/02728-2 - Biomimetic dinitrosyl iron complexes: formation and s-nitrosation capability
Grantee:Daniela Ramos Truzzi
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 13/07937-8 - Redoxome - Redox Processes in Biomedicine
Grantee:Ohara Augusto
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 14/09518-5 - Protein mechanisms of S-nitrosation: kinetics, mechanism and biological implications
Grantee:Daniela Ramos Truzzi
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate