Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-27913
Title: Inorganic Polysulfides and Related Reactive Sulfur–Selenium Species from the Perspective of Chemistry
Author(s): Kharma, Ammar
Grman, Marian
Misak, Anton
Domínguez-Álvarez, Enrique
Nasim, Muhammad Jawad
Ondrias, Karol
Chovanec, Miroslav
Jacob, Claus
Language: English
Title: Molecules
Volume: 24
Issue: 7
Publisher/Platform: MDPI
Year of Publication: 2019
Free key words: hydrogen sulfide
reactive sulfur species
reactive selenium species
DDC notations: 540 Chemistry
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Polysulfides (H2Sx) represent a class of reactive sulfur species (RSS) which includes molecules such as H2S2, H2S3, H2S4, and H2S5, and whose presence and impact in biological systems, when compared to other sulfur compounds, has only recently attracted the wider attention of researchers. Studies in this field have revealed a facet-rich chemistry and biological activity associated with such chemically simple, still unusual inorganic molecules. Despite their chemical simplicity, these inorganic species, as reductants and oxidants, metal binders, surfactant-like “cork screws” for membranes, components of perthiol signalling and reservoirs for inorganic hydrogen sulfide (H2S), are at the centre of complicated formation and transformation pathways which affect numerous cellular processes. Starting from their chemistry, the hidden presence and various roles of polysulfides in biology may become more apparent, despite their lack of clear analytical fingerprints and often murky biochemical footprints. Indeed, the biological chemistry of H2Sx follows many unexplored paths and today, the relationship between H2S and its oxidized H2Sx species needs to be clarified as a matter of “unmistaken identity”. Simultaneously, emerging species, such as HSSeSH and SenS8−n, also need to be considered in earnest.
DOI of the first publication: 10.3390/molecules24071359
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-279130
ISSN: 1420-3049
Date of registration: 10-Nov-2020
Faculty: NT - Naturwissenschaftlich- Technische Fakultät
Department: NT - Pharmazie
Professorship: NT - Prof. Dr. Claus Jacob
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