The Facile and Additive-Free Synthesis of a Cell-Friendly Iron(III)-Glutathione Complex

GAO, Ziyu, CARAMES-MENDEZ, Pablo, XIA, Dong, PASK, Christopher, MCGOWAN, Patrick, BINGHAM, Paul, SCRIMSHIRE, Alex, TRONCI, Giuseppe and THORNTON, Paul (2020). The Facile and Additive-Free Synthesis of a Cell-Friendly Iron(III)-Glutathione Complex. Dalton Transactions.

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The straightfoward creation of an unreported glutathione-stabilised iron(III) complex is disclosed. In contrast to previous reports, glutathione was shown to coordinate and stabilise iron directly under physiological conditions in the absence of additional sulfur containing molecules, such as sodium sulfide. The complex was extensively characterised; the molecular geometry was determined as two inequivalent octahedra, approximately 2/3 of which is slightly distorted towards more tetrahedral in character, with the remaining 1/3 more regularly octahedral. The dispersion of the iron(III)-glutathione complex in aqueous solution yielded particles of 255±4 nm in diameter that enhanced the growth and proliferation of L929 fibroblast cells over 7 days, and inhibited the activity of matrix metalloproteinase-13. Consequently, the unprecedented glutathione-stabilised iron(III) complex disclosed has potential use as a simple-to-prepare growth factor for inclusion within cell culture media, and is an excellent candidate as a therapeutic for the treatment of metalloproteinase-13-associated diseases.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry; 0302 Inorganic Chemistry; 0307 Theoretical and Computational Chemistry; 0399 Other Chemical Sciences
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 14:22
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 23:32

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