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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 201-209

Interaction of [Rh2(O2CCH3)4(H2O)2] and [Rh2(O2CCH(OH)Ph)2(phen)2(H2O)2](O2C-CH(OH)Ph)2 With Sulfhydryl Compounds and Ceruloplasmin

Faculty of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw, 14 Joliot-Curie Street, Wroclaw 50-383, Poland

Revised 26 June 2000; Accepted 5 September 2000

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The interaction of binuclear rhodium(II) complexes [Rh2(OOCCH3)4(H2O)2], [Rh2{OOCCH(OH)Ph}2(phen)2(H2O)2] {OOCCH(OH)Ph}2, [Rh2(OOCCH3)2(bpy)2(H2O)2](OOCCH3)2 and [Rh2Cl2(OOCMe)2(bpy)2](3H2O) with ceruloplasmin, cysteine, glutathione and coenzyme A have been investigated using. UV-Vis and CD spectroscopies. The complexes containing phen or bpy at pH = 7.4 and 4.0 are readily reduced with sulfhydryl compounds, while rhodium(II) acetate is relatively stable in these conditions. Complex [Rh2{OOCCH(OH)Ph}2(phen)2(H2O)2] strongly changes structure of ceruloplasmin leading to the decrease of of α-helix content and loss of oxidase activity.