Comparative binding studies of titanium and iron to human serum transferrin

Aarabi, M.H. and Mirhashemi, S.M. and Ani, M. and Moshtaghie, A.A. (2011) Comparative binding studies of titanium and iron to human serum transferrin. Asian Journal of Biochemistry, 6 (2). pp. 191-199.

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It is believed that titanium may interfere with iron metabolism in terms of absorption, transportation, utilization and storage in the cells. The present investigation was designed to study and compare the binding of iron and titanium to human serum Apo transferrin (apo-htf). Present results show that Ti(III) ions bind to transferrin and form a new complex and the calculated apparent association constant is 1.03�lO7 M-1 based on the Equilibrium dialysis technique. The binding of both metals to apo-htf appears to be pH dependent, changing with both increase and decrease pH. Titration studies demonstrate that transferrin specifically binds two moles Ti(IV) as complex with citrate per mol protein, spectrophotometery technique indicated that Ti(IV) ions cause a 13 reduction in binding of Fe(III) to transferrin. These results show that titanium competes with iron in binding to apo-htf. Although, the binding sites for these two ions seem to be similar, the binding of iron to apo-htf seems tighter. © 2011 Academic Journals Inc.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Insectivora
Subjects: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Biochemistry
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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 05:55
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