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Heterometallic manganese/zinc-phytate complex as a model compound for metal storage in wheat grains
Journal Of Inorganic Biochemistry. Elsevier Science Inc, v. 99, n. 10, n. 1973, n. 1982, 2005.
Myo-inositol-1,2.3,4,5.6-hexakisphosphate, also known as phytate, is a natural metal chelate present in cereals, an important feedstock worldwide. This article reports the characterization of three metal storage model complexes: the homometallic Mn(II) myo-inositol-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexakisphosphate (IP6), the heterometallic Zn(II), Mn(II) analogue Na4MnZn4(C6H6O24P6) (NO3)(2)-8H(2)O (MnZn(4)IP6) and the homometallic Zn(II) metal complex Na3Zn5(C6H6O24P6)OH-9H(2)O (Zn(5)IP6). The techniques of high-resolution Na-23, C-13 and P-31 NMR, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) were applied in this study. The complexation of Zn(II) and Mn(II) by phosphate groups of IP6 is demonstrated by NMR and XPS results. C-13 NMR results show a conformation for IP6 consisting of five equatorial phosphate groups to one axial group showing only one chemical environment for Zn and two for Mn, when characterized by XPS and EPR, in both Mn complexes. These results support, for the first time, a probable supramacromolecular structure for phytate complexes of transition metals. Based on the similarity between the EPR spectra of wheat seeds and that of the MnZn(4)IP6 compound, the manganese storage centers in wheat grains can be assigned to similar heterometallic phytate complexes. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.991019731982