Interaction of iron ions with melanin
One of the antioxidant roles of melanin is binding redox-active transition metal ions. The aim of this study was to examine the redox reactions accompanying iron binding by melanin. Two kinds of synthetic eumelanin were mixed with iron (II) and iron (III) in the presence and absence of citrate and ADP in the aerobic and anaerobic system. The iron binding was examined by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and thiocyanate assay. Obtained results indicate that although melanin reduces iron (III) that is unbound to this polymer, binding of iron (II) is accompanied by its oxidation by melanin.
Copyright (c) 2019 Andrzej Czesław Żądło, Tadeusz Sarna
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Acta Biochimica Polonica is an open access quarterly and publishes four issues a year. All contents are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license. Everybody may use the content following terms: Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made, ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. There are no additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Copyright for all published papers © stays with the authors.
Copyright for the journal: © Polish Biochemical Society.