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There is a growing body of evidence on the role of nitric oxide (NO) in human platelet physiology regulation. Recently, interest has developed in the functional role of an alternative redox form of NO, namely nitroxyl (HNO/NO-), because it is formed by a number of diverse biochemical reactions. The aim of the present study was to comparatively analyze the(More)
The water-soluble manganese(III) meso-tetrakis (N-ethylpyridinium-2-yl) porphyrin (Mn(III)TEPyP) and manganese(III) meso-(tetrakis(4-sulfonato-phenyl)) porphyrinate (Mn(III)TPPS) are able to chemically distinguish between HNO and NO donors, reacting with the former in a fast, efficient, and selective manner with concomitant formation of the {MnNO}(7)(More)
Nitroxyl (HNO/NO(-)) heme-adducts have been postulated as intermediates in a variety of catalytic processes carried out by different metalloenzymes. Hence, there is growing interest in obtaining and characterizing heme model nitroxyl complexes. The one-electron chemical reduction of the {FeNO}(7) nitrosyl derivative of Fe(III)(TFPPBr(8))Cl,(More)
There is a growing body of evidence on the role of nitric oxide (NO) in retinal physiology. Recently, interest has developed in the functional role of an alternative redox form of NO, namely nitroxyl (HNO/NO(-)), because it is formed by a number of diverse biochemical reactions. The aim of the present report was to comparatively analyze the effect of HNO(More)
The multiheme enzyme hydroxylamine oxidoreductase from the autotrophic bacteria Nitrosomonas europaea catalyzes the conversion of hydroxylamine to nitrite, with a complicate arrangement of heme groups in three subunits. As a distinctive feature, the protein has a covalent linkage between a tyrosyl residue of one subunit and a meso carbon atom of the heme(More)
Iron(II) porphyrin nitrosyl complexes are obtained in high yields from the reaction of iron(III) porphyrins with the nitroxyl donors sodium trioxodinitrate and toluensulfohydroxamic acid. The reaction was found to proceed both in organic solvents and in aqueous media from iron(III) (meso-tetraphenyl) porphyrinate ([FeIII(TPP)]+) and iron(III) meso-tetrakis(More)
The reactivity of inorganic sulfide species toward heme peptides was explored under biorelevant conditions in order to unravel the molecular details of the reactivity of the endogenous hydrogen sulfide toward heme proteins. Unlike ferric porphyrinates, which are reduced by inorganic sulfide, some heme proteins can form stable Fe(III)-sulfide adducts. To(More)
The reactions of hydroxylamine (HA) with several water-soluble iron(III) porphyrinate compounds, namely iron(III) meso-tetrakis-(N-ethylpyridinium-2yl)-porphyrinate ([Fe(III)(TEPyP)](5+)), iron(III) meso-tetrakis-(4-sulphonatophenyl)-porphyrinate ([Fe(III)(TPPS)](3-)), and microperoxidase 11 ([Fe(III)(MP11)]) were studied for different [Fe(III)(Porph)]/[HA](More)
Not so elusive: [Fe(II)(CN)(5)(HNO)](3-) has been characterized spectroscopically after the two-electron reduction of nitroprusside (see scheme). The complex is stable at pH 6, slowly decomposing to [Fe(CN)(6)](4-) and N(2)O. It is deprotonated at increasing pH value with oxidation of bound NO(-) to [Fe(II)(CN)(5)(NO)](3-). [Fe(II)(CN)(5)(HNO)](3-) is the(More)
Fluorescence, the absorption of short-wavelength electromagnetic radiation reemitted at longer wavelengths, has been suggested to play several biological roles in metazoans. This phenomenon is uncommon in tetrapods, being restricted mostly to parrots and marine turtles. We report fluorescence in amphibians, in the tree frog Hypsiboas punctatus, showing that(More)