Asbestos fibers interact with many different proteins and may affect either their structure or functions. The aim of this study was to determine whether ferritin absorbed onto fibers might modify its ferroxidase activity. By measuring apo-ferritin ferroxidase activity, data demonstrated that ferritin in the presence of fibers did not significantly modify this enzymatic activity. However, fibers in the absence of ferritin promoted ferrous iron oxidation. Evidence suggests that asbestos fibers may promote iron oxidation and subsequently affect cellular iron homeostatic mechanisms.

Asbestos fibers promote iron oxidation and compete with apoferritin enzymatic activity

Martina Zangari;Violetta Borelli;Annalisa Bernareggi;Giuliano Zabucchi
2023-01-01

Abstract

Asbestos fibers interact with many different proteins and may affect either their structure or functions. The aim of this study was to determine whether ferritin absorbed onto fibers might modify its ferroxidase activity. By measuring apo-ferritin ferroxidase activity, data demonstrated that ferritin in the presence of fibers did not significantly modify this enzymatic activity. However, fibers in the absence of ferritin promoted ferrous iron oxidation. Evidence suggests that asbestos fibers may promote iron oxidation and subsequently affect cellular iron homeostatic mechanisms.
2023
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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15287394.2022.2164391
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