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Identification of H2S3 and H2S produced by 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase in the brain.

Kimura Y, Toyofuku Y, Koike S, Shibuya N, Nagahara N, Lefer D, Ogasawara Y, Kimura H - Sci Rep (2015)

Bottom Line: We recently found H2Sn in the brain.Purified recombinant 3MST and lysates of COS cells expressing 3MST produced H2S3 from 3 MP, while those expressing defective 3MST mutants did not.The present study provides new insights into the physiology of H2S3 and H2S, as well as novel therapeutic targets for diseases in which these molecules are involved.

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Affiliation: Department of Molecular Pharmacology, National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, 4-1-1 Ogawahigashi, Kodaira, Tokyo 187-8502, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Hydrogen polysulfides (H2Sn) have a higher number of sulfane sulfur atoms than hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which has various physiological roles. We recently found H2Sn in the brain. H2Sn induced some responses previously attributed to H2S but with much greater potency than H2S. However, the number of sulfur atoms in H2Sn and its producing enzyme were unknown. Here, we detected H2S3 and H2S, which were produced from 3-mercaptopyruvate (3 MP) by 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST), in the brain. High performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (LC-FL) and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analyses showed that H2S3 and H2S were produced from 3 MP in the brain cells of wild-type mice but not 3MST knockout (3MST-KO) mice. Purified recombinant 3MST and lysates of COS cells expressing 3MST produced H2S3 from 3 MP, while those expressing defective 3MST mutants did not. H2S3 was localized in the cytosol of cells. H2S3 was also produced from H2S by 3MST and rhodanese. H2S2 was identified as a minor H2Sn, and 3 MP did not affect the H2S5 level. The present study provides new insights into the physiology of H2S3 and H2S, as well as novel therapeutic targets for diseases in which these molecules are involved.

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Production of H2S2 and H2S5 from 3 MP by 3MST.(a,b) Production of H2S2 (a) and H2S5 (b) from 3 MP with lysates of COS cells expressing 3MST as a source of the enzyme. Control: lysates of cells transfected with an empty vector. (c,d) Production of H2S2 (c) and H2S5 (d) in whole cells prepared from brains of wild-type (open bar) and 3MST-KO mice (filled bar) exposed to 500 μM 3 MP (distilled water for a control) for 15 min. A H2S5 standard was not available, and H2S2 was detected by LC-MS/MS but not clearly recognized by LC-FL in which the H2S2 peak was buried within the H2S5 peak. For these reasons, relative values are shown for H2S2 and H2S5. ** and ##p < 0.01. All data represent the mean ± standard error of the mean (SEM) of at least three experiments.
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f2: Production of H2S2 and H2S5 from 3 MP by 3MST.(a,b) Production of H2S2 (a) and H2S5 (b) from 3 MP with lysates of COS cells expressing 3MST as a source of the enzyme. Control: lysates of cells transfected with an empty vector. (c,d) Production of H2S2 (c) and H2S5 (d) in whole cells prepared from brains of wild-type (open bar) and 3MST-KO mice (filled bar) exposed to 500 μM 3 MP (distilled water for a control) for 15 min. A H2S5 standard was not available, and H2S2 was detected by LC-MS/MS but not clearly recognized by LC-FL in which the H2S2 peak was buried within the H2S5 peak. For these reasons, relative values are shown for H2S2 and H2S5. ** and ##p < 0.01. All data represent the mean ± standard error of the mean (SEM) of at least three experiments.

Mentions: H2S2 was detected as a minor product, and H2S5 increased approximately 40% from its basal level in the presence of 3 MP (Fig. 2a,b). The relative levels for H2S2 and H2S5 are shown (Fig. 2a,b), as a H2S5 standard was not available and H2S2 was detected by LC-MS/MS but not clearly recognized by LC-FL, in which the H2S2 peak was buried within the H2S5 peak.


Identification of H2S3 and H2S produced by 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase in the brain.

Kimura Y, Toyofuku Y, Koike S, Shibuya N, Nagahara N, Lefer D, Ogasawara Y, Kimura H - Sci Rep (2015)

Production of H2S2 and H2S5 from 3 MP by 3MST.(a,b) Production of H2S2 (a) and H2S5 (b) from 3 MP with lysates of COS cells expressing 3MST as a source of the enzyme. Control: lysates of cells transfected with an empty vector. (c,d) Production of H2S2 (c) and H2S5 (d) in whole cells prepared from brains of wild-type (open bar) and 3MST-KO mice (filled bar) exposed to 500 μM 3 MP (distilled water for a control) for 15 min. A H2S5 standard was not available, and H2S2 was detected by LC-MS/MS but not clearly recognized by LC-FL in which the H2S2 peak was buried within the H2S5 peak. For these reasons, relative values are shown for H2S2 and H2S5. ** and ##p < 0.01. All data represent the mean ± standard error of the mean (SEM) of at least three experiments.
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f2: Production of H2S2 and H2S5 from 3 MP by 3MST.(a,b) Production of H2S2 (a) and H2S5 (b) from 3 MP with lysates of COS cells expressing 3MST as a source of the enzyme. Control: lysates of cells transfected with an empty vector. (c,d) Production of H2S2 (c) and H2S5 (d) in whole cells prepared from brains of wild-type (open bar) and 3MST-KO mice (filled bar) exposed to 500 μM 3 MP (distilled water for a control) for 15 min. A H2S5 standard was not available, and H2S2 was detected by LC-MS/MS but not clearly recognized by LC-FL in which the H2S2 peak was buried within the H2S5 peak. For these reasons, relative values are shown for H2S2 and H2S5. ** and ##p < 0.01. All data represent the mean ± standard error of the mean (SEM) of at least three experiments.
Mentions: H2S2 was detected as a minor product, and H2S5 increased approximately 40% from its basal level in the presence of 3 MP (Fig. 2a,b). The relative levels for H2S2 and H2S5 are shown (Fig. 2a,b), as a H2S5 standard was not available and H2S2 was detected by LC-MS/MS but not clearly recognized by LC-FL, in which the H2S2 peak was buried within the H2S5 peak.

Bottom Line: We recently found H2Sn in the brain.Purified recombinant 3MST and lysates of COS cells expressing 3MST produced H2S3 from 3 MP, while those expressing defective 3MST mutants did not.The present study provides new insights into the physiology of H2S3 and H2S, as well as novel therapeutic targets for diseases in which these molecules are involved.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Molecular Pharmacology, National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, 4-1-1 Ogawahigashi, Kodaira, Tokyo 187-8502, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Hydrogen polysulfides (H2Sn) have a higher number of sulfane sulfur atoms than hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which has various physiological roles. We recently found H2Sn in the brain. H2Sn induced some responses previously attributed to H2S but with much greater potency than H2S. However, the number of sulfur atoms in H2Sn and its producing enzyme were unknown. Here, we detected H2S3 and H2S, which were produced from 3-mercaptopyruvate (3 MP) by 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST), in the brain. High performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (LC-FL) and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analyses showed that H2S3 and H2S were produced from 3 MP in the brain cells of wild-type mice but not 3MST knockout (3MST-KO) mice. Purified recombinant 3MST and lysates of COS cells expressing 3MST produced H2S3 from 3 MP, while those expressing defective 3MST mutants did not. H2S3 was localized in the cytosol of cells. H2S3 was also produced from H2S by 3MST and rhodanese. H2S2 was identified as a minor H2Sn, and 3 MP did not affect the H2S5 level. The present study provides new insights into the physiology of H2S3 and H2S, as well as novel therapeutic targets for diseases in which these molecules are involved.

No MeSH data available.


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