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Freisinger, E; Griesser, R; Lippert, B; Moreno-Luque, C F; Niclós-Gutiérrez, J; Ochocki, J; Operschall, B P; Sigel, H (2008). Comparison of the surprising metal-ion-binding properties of 5- and 6-uracilmethylphosphonate (5Umpa2- and 6Umpa2-) in aqueous solution and crystal structures of the dimethyl and di(isopropyl) esters of H2(6Umpa). Chemistry - A European Journal, 14(32):10036-10046.

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5- and 6-Uracilmethylphosphonate (5Umpa(2-) and 6Umpa(2-)) as acyclic nucleotide analogues are in the focus of anticancer and antiviral research. Connected metabolic reactions involve metal ions; therefore, we determined the stability constants of M(Umpa) complexes (M(2+)=Mg(2+), Ca(2+), Mn(2+), Co(2+), Cu(2+), Zn(2+), or Cd(2+)). However, the coordination chemistry of these Umpa species is also of interest in its own right, for example, the phosphonate-coordinated M(2+) interacts with (C4)O to form seven-membered chelates with 5Umpa(2-), thus leading to intramolecular equilibria between open (op) and closed (cl) isomers. No such interaction occurs with 6Umpa(2-). In both M(Umpa) series deprotonation of the uracil residue leads to the formation of M(Umpa-H)(-) complexes at higher pH values. Their stability was evaluated by taking into account the fact that the uracilate residue can bind metal ions to give M(2)(Umpa-H)(+) species. This has led to two further important insights: 1) In M(6Umpa-H)-cl the H(+) is released from (N1)H, giving rise to six-membered chelates (degrees of formation of ca. 90 to 99.9 % with Mn(2+), Co(2+), Cu(2+), Zn(2+), or Cd(2+)). 2) In M(5Umpa-H)$-cl the (N3)H is deprotonated, leading to a higher stability of the seven-membered chelates involving (C4)O (even Mg(2+) and Ca(2+) chelates are formed up to approximately 50 %). In both instances the M(Umpa-H)-op species led to the formation of M(2)(Umpa-H)(+) complexes that have one M(2+) at the phosphonate and one at the (N3)(-) (plus carbonyl) site; this proves that nucleotides can bind metal ions independently at the phosphate and the nucleobase residues. X-ray structural analyses of 6Umpa derivatives show that in diesters the phosphonate group is turned away from the uracil residue, whereas in H(2)(6Umpa) the orientation is such that upon deprotonation in aqueous solution a strong hydrogen bond is formed between (N1)H and PO(3) (2-); replacement of the hydro gen with M(2+) gives the M(6Umpa-H)-cl chelates mentioned.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Deposited On:20 Feb 2009 20:57
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:01
Publisher DOI:10.1002/chem.200800998
PubMed ID:18803205

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