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Prize winners – 5th International Symposium on Metallomics

Metallomics were delighted to sponsor poster prizes at The 5th International Symposium on Metallomics which took place on 9th – 12th September 2015 in Beijing, China. The three poster prize winners were:

  • Aki Kosugi from The University of Shiga Perfecture with a poster entitled, ‘Heavy metal accumulation and vegetation ecology in allotetraploid arabidopsis kamchatica subsp. Kawasakiana
  • Chuangji Liu from Xiamen University with a poster entitled, ‘Novel Zn-BTMPAMP complex for Cu-exchange in amyloid-β-Cu protects against copper-induced amyloid-β toxicity
  • Agnieszka Ścibior from The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland with her poster entitled, ‘The research on the vanadium(V)-magnesium (Mg) interactions: An in vivo experimental model

Many Congratulations to Aki, Chuangji and Agnieszka on receiving your prizes

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Metallomics Editorial Board Chair, Professor Wolfgang Maret, presents the winners with their prizes

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Conference Organisers Professor Zhifang Chai, Professor Chunying Chen (Metallomics Editorial Board) with the 3 winners and Professor Maret

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Issue 9 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 9 features artwork by Robert E. Dempski from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. With his colleagues Dempskie examins the zinc binding properties of the large intracellular loop of hZIP4 by recombinantly expressing and purifiying M3M4 and showig that this domain binds two zinc ions.

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The large intracellular loop of hZIP4 is an intrinsically disordered zinc binding domain
Elizabeth M. Bafaro, Sagar Antala, Tuong-Vi Nguyen, Stephen P. Dzul, Brian Doyon, Timothy L. Stemmler and Robert E. Dempski
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 1319-1330
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00066A


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Issue 8 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 8 features artwork by M. Laguna (Universidad de Zaragoza) and C. Hureau (CNRS). With their colleagues, Laguna and Hureau demonstrate that PTA ligand can remove copper from Aβ, prevent reactive oxygen species production and oligomer formation, two deleterious events in the disease’s etiology.

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E. Atrián-Blasco, E. Cerrada, A. Conte-Daban, D. Testemale, P. Faller, M. Laguna and C. Hureau
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 1229-1232
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00077G, Communication

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Top 10 most accessed Metallomics articles from April – June 2015

From April – June 2015, our most downloaded Metallomics articles were:

Serum ferritin is an important inflammatory disease marker, as it is mainly a leakage product from damaged cells
Douglas B. Kell and Etheresia Pretorius
Metallomics, 2014, 6, 748-773
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00347G, Perspective

Iron regulatory proteins and their role in controlling iron metabolism
Lukas C. Kühn
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 232-243
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00164H, Perspective

Bacterial ATP-driven transporters of transition metals: physiological roles, mechanisms of action, and roles in bacterial virulence
Joshua S. Klein and Oded Lewinson
Metallomics, 2011, 3, 1098-1108
DOI: 10.1039/C1MT00073J, Minireview

Therapeutic and analytical applications of arsenic binding to proteins
Beibei Chen, Qingqing Liu, Aleksandra Popowich, Shengwen Shen, Xiaowen Yan, Qi Zhang, Xing-Fang Li, Michael Weinfeld, William R. Cullen and X. Chris Le
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 39-55
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00222A, Critical Review

The use of X-ray absorption and synchrotron based micro-X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to investigate anti-cancer metal compounds in vivo and in vitro
Alfred A. Hummer and Annette Rompel
Metallomics, 2013, 5, 597-614
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT20261E, Tutorial Review

A platinum complex that binds non-covalently to DNA and induces cell death via a different mechanism than cisplatin
Kogularamanan Suntharalingam, Oscar Mendoza, Alexandra A. Duarte, David J. Mann and Ramon Vilar
Metallomics, 2013, 5, 514-523
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT20252F, Paper

Identification of major zinc-binding proteins from a marine cyanobacterium: insight into metal uptake in oligotrophic environments
James Paul Barnett, David John Scanlan and Claudia Andrea Blindauer
Metallomics, 2014, 6, 1254-1268
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00048J, Paper

Zinc isotopic compositions of breast cancer tissue
Fiona Larner, Laura N. Woodley, Sami Shousha, Ashley Moyes, Emma Humphreys-Williams, Stanislav Strekopytov, Alex N. Halliday, Mark Rehkämper and R. Charles Coombes
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 112-117
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00260A, Paper

Selenium biochemistry and its role for human health
Marco Roman, Petru Jitaru and Carlo Barbante
Metallomics, 2014, 6, 25-54
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00185G, Critical Review

Recent developments in ruthenium anticancer drugs
Aviva Levina, Anannya Mitra and Peter A. Lay
Metallomics, 2009, 1, 458-470
DOI: 10.1039/B904071D, Critical Review

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HOT articles in Metallomics

Take a look at our recent HOT Metallomics articles, these are now free to access for the next few weeks!

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Influence of reducing agents on the cytotoxic activity of platinum(IV) complexes: induction of G2/M arrest, apoptosis and oxidative stress in A2780 and cisplatin resistant A2780cis cell lines
Verena Pichler, Simone Göschl, Ekaterina Schreiber-Brynzak, Michael A. Jakupec, Markus Galanski and Bernhard K. Keppler
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 1078-1090
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00116A, Paper

Characterization of zinc uptake by mouse primary cultured astrocytes and microglia
Shohei Segawa, Nao Tatsumi, Akihiro Ohishi, Kentaro Nishida and Kazuki Nagasawa
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 1067-1077
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00085H, Paper

Disruption of zinc and copper interactions with Aβ(1–40) by a non-toxic, isoniazid-derived, hydrazone: a novel biometal homeostasis restoring agent in Alzheimer’s disease therapy?

R. A. Hauser-Davis, L. V. de Freitas, D. S. Cukierman, W. S. Cruz, M. C. Miotto, J. Landeira-Fernandez, A. A. Valiente-Gabioud, C. O. Fernández and N. A. Rey
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 743-747
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00003C, Communication

Tumor microenvironment in focus: LA-ICP-MS bioimaging of a preclinical tumor model upon treatment with platinum(IV)-based anticancer agents

Sarah Theiner, Christoph Kornauth, Hristo P. Varbanov, Markus Galanski, Sushilla Van Schoonhoven, Petra Heffeter, Walter Berger, Alexander E. Egger and Bernhard K. Keppler
Metallomics, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00028A, Paper
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Quantitative elemental analysis of bovine ovarian follicles using X-ray fluorescence imaging
M. J. Ceko, K. Hummitzsch, N. Hatzirodos, R. J. Rodgers and H. H. Harris
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 828-836
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00035A, Paper

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Issue 7 now online!

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The front cover of issue 7 features artwork by Joerg Feldmann from the University of Aberdeen. With his colleagues, Joerg demonstrates how three month old Thunbergia alata were exposed for 13 days to 10 μM selenite to determine the biotransformation of selenite in their roots.

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Selenopeptides and elemental selenium in Thunbergia alata after exposure to selenite: quantification method for elemental selenium
Fatai Adigun Aborode, Andrea Raab, Simon Foster, Enzo Lombi, William Maher, Eva M. Krupp and Joerg Feldmann
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 1056-1066
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00025D


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Issue 6 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 6 features artwork by Duncan Wilson from the University of Aberdeen. Duncan takes advantage of the now large number of sequenced fungal genomes to explore the zinc acquisition strategies of human fungal pathogens and reflect on the evolutionary context of these uptake pathways.

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An evolutionary perspective on zinc uptake by human fungal pathogens
Duncan Wilson
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 979-985
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00331D


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Issue 5 now online!

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The front cover of issue 5 features artwork by Yulia Pushkar from Purdue University.  Along with her colleagues, Yulia demonstrates how X-ray fluorescence microscopy determine the metal content and distribution in the substantia nigra (SN) of a rodent brain.

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Identification of dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta as a target of manganese accumulation
Gregory Robison, Brendan Sullivan, Jason R. Cannon and Yulia Pushkar
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 748-755
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00023H


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Top 10 most accessed Metallomics articles from January – March 2015

From October – December 2014, our most downloaded Metallomics articles were:

Serum ferritin is an important inflammatory disease marker, as it is mainly a leakage product from damaged cells
Douglas B. Kell and Etheresia Pretorius
Metallomics, 2014,6, 748-773
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00347G

Therapeutic and analytical applications of arsenic binding to proteins
Beibei Chen, Qingqing Liu, Aleksandra Popowich, Shengwen Shen, Xiaowen Yan, Qi Zhang, Xing-Fang Li, Michael Weinfeld, William R. Cullen and X. Chris Le
Metallomics, 2015,7, 39-55
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00222A

Zinc isotopic compositions of breast cancer tissue
Fiona Larner, Laura N. Woodley, Sami Shousha, Ashley Moyes, Emma Humphreys-Williams, Stanislav Strekopytov, Alex N. Halliday, Mark Rehkämper and R. Charles Coombes
Metallomics, 2015,7, 112-117
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00260A

Identification of major zinc-binding proteins from a marine cyanobacterium: insight into metal uptake in oligotrophic environments
James Paul Barnett, David John Scanlan and Claudia Andrea Blindauer
Metallomics, 2014,6, 1254-1268
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00048J

A platinum complex that binds non-covalently to DNA and induces cell death via a different mechanism than cisplatin
Kogularamanan Suntharalingam, Oscar Mendoza, Alexandra A. Duarte, David J. Mann and Ramon Vilar
Metallomics, 2013,5, 514-523
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT20252F

N-cadherin-mediated cell adhesion is regulated by extracellular Zn<sup>2+</sup>
E. Heiliger, A. Osmanagic, H. Haase, N. Golenhofen, A. M. Grabrucker, A. Weth and W. Baumgartner
Metallomics, 2015,7, 355-362
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00300D

The use of X-ray absorption and synchrotron based micro-X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to investigate anti-cancer metal compounds in vivo and in vitro
Alfred A. Hummer and Annette Rompel
Metallomics, 2013,5, 597-614
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT20261E

Selenium biochemistry and its role for human health
Marco Roman, Petru Jitaru and Carlo Barbante
Metallomics, 2014,6, 25-54
DOI: 10.1039/C3MT00185G

The use of metabolomics in the study of metals in biological systems
Oliver A. H. Jones, Daniel A. Dias, Damien L. Callahan, Konstantinos A. Kouremenos, David J. Beale and Ute Roessner
Metallomics, 2015,7, 29-38
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00123K

Recent developments in ruthenium anticancer drugs
Aviva Levina, Anannya Mitra and Peter A. Lay
Metallomics, 2009,1, 458-470
DOI: 10.1039/B904071D

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Issue 4 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 4 features artwork by Wojciech Bal and Tomasz Frączyk from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences. With their colleagues, Bal and Frączyk investigate interactions of AAT with Ni(II) ions within the paradigm of Ni(II)-dependent peptide bond hydrolysis. We studied AAT protein derived from human blood using HPLC, SDS-PAGE, and mass spectrometry.

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Ni(II) ions cleave and inactivate human alpha-1 antitrypsin hydrolytically, implicating nickel exposure as a contributing factor in pathologies related to antitrypsin deficiency
Nina Ewa Wezynfeld, Arkadiusz Bonna, Wojciech Bal and Tomasz Frączyk
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 596-604
DOI: 10.1039/C4MT00316K


This issue is a part-themed issue on the topic of Nickel in Biology. Click here to read the editorial by Professor Deborah Zamble.

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