TITLE

The reduction of (ImH)[ trans-RuIIICl4(dmso)(Im)] under physiological conditions: preferential reaction of the reduced complex with human serum albumin

AUTHOR(S)
Brindell, Malgorzata; Stawoska, Iwona; Supel, Justyna; Skoczowski, Andrzej; Stochel, Grazyna; van Eldik, Rudi
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry;Jul2008, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p909
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A systematic study of the reduction of (ImH)[ trans-RuCl4(dmso)(Im)] (NAMI-A; dmso is dimethyl sulfoxide, Im is imidazole), a promising antimetastasing agent, by l-ascorbic acid under physiological conditions is reported. Under blood plasma conditions (pH 7.4, 0.1�0.15 M NaCl , 37 �C) the rapid reduction of trans-[RuIIICl4(dmso)(Im)]- results in the formation of trans-[RuIICl4(dmso)(Im)]2- within seconds, and is followed by successive dissociation of the chloride ligands, whereas neither dmso nor imidazole ligands are released during the reaction. Under our experimental conditions, the formation of the ascorbate dianion is the rate-determining step, and once it has formed it reacts rapidly with NAMI-A. Moreover, the NAMI-A complex is very unstable at physiological pH (7.4); therefore, the hydrolysis of NAMI-A cannot be excluded as a competing reaction. During hydrolysis, aquated derivatives via stepwise dissociation of chloride and dmso ligands are formed, and most of these species have a higher redox potential and are expected to be even more easily reduced by ascorbic acid. Thus, it is very likely that the reduced form of NAMI-A or the reduction products of its hydrolytic derivatives react with albumin. The reaction of reduced NAMI-A with human serum albumin leads to the formation of stable adducts, with a binding efficiency very similar to that of the parent complex, viz., 3.2 � 0.3 and 4.0 � 0.4 mol of Ru(II) and Ru(III) per mole of albumin, respectively, however with a significantly higher reactivity.
ACCESSION #
33332903

 

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