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Acid-base properties and copper(II) complexes of dipeptides containing histidine and additional chelating bis(imidazol-2-yl) residues

Osz, Katalin and Várnagy, Katalin and Süli-Vargha, Helga and Csámpay, Antai and Sanna, Daniele and Micera, Giovanni and Sóvágó, Imre (2004) Acid-base properties and copper(II) complexes of dipeptides containing histidine and additional chelating bis(imidazol-2-yl) residues. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, Vol. 98 (1), p. 24-32. ISSN 0162-0134. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2003.09.009


Copper(II) complexes of dipeptides of histidine containing additional chelating bis(imidazol-2-yl) agent at the C-termini (PheHis-BIMA [N-phenylalanyl-histidyl-bis(imidazol-2-yl)methylamine] and HisPhe-BIMA [N-histidyl-phenylalanyl-bis(imidazol-2-yl)methylamine]) were studied by potentiometric, UV-Visible and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) techniques. The imidazole nitrogen donor atoms of the bis(imidazol-2-yl)methyl group are described as the primary metal binding sites forming stable mono- and bis(ligand) complexes at acidic pH. The formation of a ligand-bridged dinuclear complex [Cu2L2]4+ is detected in equimolar solutions of copper(II) and HisPhe-BIMA. The coordination isomers of the dinuclear complex are described via the metal binding of the bis(imidazol-2-yl)methyl, amino-carbonyl and amino-imidazole(His) functions. In the case of the copper(II)-PheHis-BIMA system the [NH2, N-(amide), N(Im)] tridentate coordination of the ligand is favoured and results in the formation of di- and trinuclear complexes [Cu2H-1L]3+ and [Cu3H-2L2]4+ in equimolar solutions. The presence of these coordination modes shifts the formation of "tripeptide-like" ([NH2, N-, N-, N(Im)]-coordinated) [CuH-2L] complexes into alkaline pH range as compared to other dipeptide derivatives of bis(imidazol-2-yl) ligands. Although there are different types of imidazoles in these ligands, the deprotonation and coordination of the pyrrole-type N(1)H groups does not occur below pH 10.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:1461
Uncontrolled Keywords:Imidazole, histidine, dipeptide, potentiometry, copper(II)
Subjects:Area 03 - Scienze chimiche > CHIM/03 Chimica generale e inorganica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Chimica
002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche > Istituto di chimica biomolecolare, Sassari
Publisher:Elsevier Science
Additional Information:Pubblicato online il 19 novembre 2003.
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:05

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