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Fenton chemistry and iron chelation under physiologically relevant conditions: Electrochemistry and kinetics
Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie, Departement Chemie und Angewandte Biowissenschaften, ETH Zürich, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland.
Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie, Departement Chemie und Angewandte Biowissenschaften, ETH Zürich, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland.
Department of Pharmacy, King's College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NN, United Kingdom.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmacology .
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2006 (English)In: Chemical Research in Toxicology, ISSN 0893-228X, Vol. 19, no 10, 1263-1269 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The goal of iron-chelation therapy is to reduce the levels of labile plasma iron, and intravenously administered desferrioxamine is the gold standard of therapeutic agents. Hydroxypyridinones, e.g., CP20 (3-hydroxy-1,2- dimethylpyridin-4(1H)-one), are used or are under investigation as orally administered iron chelators. We determined electrode potentials of CP20, the related hydoxypyridones CP361, CP363, and CP502, and ICL670 (4-[3,5-bis(2- hydroxyphenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl]benzoic acid) under physiologically relevant conditions to address the question of whether iron in the presence of these chelating agents can carry out Fenton chemistry in vivo. We found that iron(III) but not iron(II) binds tightly to both CP20 and ICL670 at pH 7 and higher, compared to nearly complete binding of 1 µM iron(II) to 10 µM desferrioxamine at pH 7.4 The electrode potentials of the hydroxypyridinones shift to more negative values with decreasing pKa values at lower concentrations of iron(III) (0.02 mM) and ligand (0.1 mM). The electrode potential of the iron-CP20 system decreases as a function of increasing pH, with a minimum near pH 10.5. We estimate an electrode potential for the ascorbyl radical/ascorbate couple under physiological conditions of +105 mV, which is higher than the electrode potential of the iron(III) complex of CP20 at all concentrations of iron. The rate of oxidation of iron(II) in the presence of CP20 by hydrogen peroxide increases with the concentrations of both ligand and peroxide. Although iron(II) is oxidized by hydrogen peroxide, the thus-formed FeIII(CP20)3 complex cannot be reduced by ascorbate. Therefore, the tight binding of iron(III) by this class of chelators prevents redox cycling. © 2006 American Chemical Society.

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2006. Vol. 19, no 10, 1263-1269 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50118DOI: 10.1021/tx060101wOAI: diva2:271014
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