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Metals in Biology Poster Prize Winner

Metals in Biology BBSRC NIBB Community Meeting, 19th – 20th December, 2016, Durham.

Metallomics would like to congratulate Holly Reeve, who was the winner of the Metallomics poster prize.

Holly can be seen below, accepting her prize from judge Dianne Ford.

The meeting was a huge success and was attended by Metallomics Development Editor Sarah Rogers. It was a packed couple of days with many talks from leaders in the field of metals in biology.

Thank you to all that attended and well done Holly.

 

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Open Access papers in Metallomics

We are very pleased to share with you below some of the latest Open Access papers published in Metallomics that may be of interest to you. These research papers are free to access for all – we hope you enjoy reading them.

Dominic J. Hare, Michael W. M. Jones, Verena C. Wimmer, Nicole L. Jenkins, Martin D. de Jonge, Ashley I. Bush and Gawain McColl
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 156-160
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00288E, Communication

Eric P. Miller, Youxian Wu and Carl J. Carrano
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 161-169
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00238A, Paper

Stuart D. Portbury, Dominic J. Hare, Charlotte Sgambelloni, David I. Finkelstein and Paul A. Adlard
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 193-200
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00234F, Paper

Jennifer Anné, Roy A. Wogelius, Nicholas P. Edwards, Arjen van Veelen, Konstantin Ignatyev and Phillip L. Manning
Metallomics, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00311C, Paper

Ekaterina Schreiber-Brynzak, Verena Pichler, Petra Heffeter, Buck Hanson, Sarah Theiner, Irene Lichtscheidl-Schultz, Christoph Kornauth, Luca Bamonti, Vineet Dhery, Diana Groza, David Berry, Walter Berger, Markus Galanski, Michael A. Jakupec and Bernhard K. Keppler
Metallomics, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00312A, Paper

Dominic J. Hare, Noel G. Faux, Blaine R. Roberts, Irene Volitakis, Ralph N. Martins and Ashley I. Bush
Metallomics, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00019C, Paper

Anne M. Hessels, Kathryn M. Taylor and Maarten Merkx
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 211-217
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00257E, Paper

Ben R. Watson, Nathan A. White, Kirk A. Taylor, Joanna-Marie Howes, Jean-Daniel M. Malcor, Dominique Bihan, Stewart O. Sage, Richard W. Farndale and Nicholas Pugh
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 91-100
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00064E, Paper

Mai Thanh Quynh Tran, Stefan Stürup, Ian Henry Lambert, Bente Gammelgaard, Evelyne Furger and Roger Alberto
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 298-304
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00272A, Paper

Eric P. Miller, Hendrik Auerbach, Volker Schünemann, Teresa Tymon and Carl J. Carrano
Metallomics, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00027D, Paper

Gordon W. Irvine, Tyler B. J. Pinter and Martin J. Stillman
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 71-81
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00225G, Paper

Mohammad Rezaul Karim and David H. Petering
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 201-210
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00167F, Paper
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Issue 11 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 11 features artwork by Seiji Komeda from Suzuka University of Medical Science. With his colleagues, Seiji examined the cytotoxicity and cellular uptake in L1210 murine leukemia cells, as well as the coordinative reaction with the guanine derivative 9-ethylguanine (9EtG), of a series of μ-hydroxo-μ-tetrazolato dinuclear platinum(II) complexes (tetrazolato-bridged complexes), [{cis-Pt(NH3)2}2(μ-OH)(μ-tetrazolato-N1,N2)]2+ (5-H-X) and [{cis-Pt(NH3)2}2(μ-OH)(μ-5-R-tetrazolato-N2,N3)]n+, where R = H (5-H-Y), CH3 (1), C6H5 (2), CH2COOCH2CH3 (3), or CH2COO− (4), and n = 2 (5-H-Y, 1–3) or 1 (4).

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Masako Uemura, Miyuu Hoshiyama, Ayako Furukawa, Takaji Sato, Yoshihiro Higuchi and Seiji Komeda
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 1488-1496
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00174A

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Issue 10 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 10 features artwork by Hongzhe Sun from the University of Hong Kong. With his colleagues, Hongzhe examines the feasibility of a GE-ICP-MS system in the quantitative analysis of intracellular metal binding properties using two Helicobacter pylori metallochaperones HypA and HspA overexpressed in E. coli cells as showcases.

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Yuchuan Wang, Ligang Hu, Xinming Yang, Yuen-Yan Chang, Xuqiao Hu, Hongyan Li and Hongzhe Sun
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 1399-1406
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00054H

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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 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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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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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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