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Demethylation–The Other Side of the Mercury Methylation Coin: A Critical Review

Hg methylation processes and their stability in diverse environments and under a variety of conditions have attracted significant attention and extensive study. Here we review the most recent information on MeHg degradation and its potential pathways and mechanisms. We describe detoxification by Hg resistant microorganisms that use the Hg resistance system to reductively crack the carbon–mercuric bond, producing methane and inorganic mercuric Hg, which is then reduced by the mercuric reductase to elemental Hg. In addition, photochemical and chemical demethylation reactions are discussed, including the role of dissolvable organic matter and free radicals, as well as dark abiotic demethylation in the natural environment, which is less well known. We conclude with a new series of study directions to help clarify the cellular and biochemical pathways of biotic and abiotic demethylation's impact on natural ecosystems' net MeHg production.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1855352


Nickel–Sulfonate Mode of Substrate Binding for Forward and Reverse Reactions of Methyl-SCoM Reductase Suggest a Radical Mechanism Involving Long-Range Electron Transfer

A Ni–thioether complex with substrate methyl-SCoM has been converted to canonical MCR mechanisms based on the crystal structures, which show a Ni–thiol reaction between Ni–MCR and inhibitor CoMSH. However, this Ni–sulfur reaction in the structures provides a conundrum for the proposed hydrogen-atom abstraction reaction, considering that the distance between the thiol group of SCoB and the thiol group of SCoM observed in the buildings is too long for such a reaction. Both methyl-SCoM and CoMSSCoB bind to the active Ni state of MCR by their sulfonate chains, not Ni–S, according to the spectroscopic, kinetic, morphological, computational, and computational studies reported here, resulting in a hexacoordinate Ni–N/O complex that is not Ni–S. We recommend that both the forward and reverse MCR reactions originate from long-range electron exchange from the Ni–sulfonate complexes with methyl-SCoM and CoMSSCoB, respectively, as a solution to the mechanistic conundrum.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1797985


Inorganic Sulfur Species Formed upon Heterogeneous OH Oxidation of Organosulfates: A Case Study of Methyl Sulfate

These heterogeneous oxidation reactions, such as the bisulfate ion and sulfate ion, may be generated on these heterogeneous oxidation reactions initiated by the synthesis and subsequent reactions of sulfate radical anions in the particle phase. The molar yield of inorganic sulfur species, as determined by the number of moles of HSO 4 - and SO 4 2- formed per mole of CH 3 SO 4 Na consumed on oxidation, is found to be high and has an average value of 0. 62 0. 18 on oxidation. CH 3 SO 4 Na tends to decompose rapidly into formaldehyde and SO 4;-;-;--;- with CH3 SO 4 Na, the reaction of SO 4 •-Nesol Ni2 play a significant role in both governing the kinetics and the synthesis of inorganic sulfur species.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1845296


Anaerobic guilds responsible for mercury methylation in boreal wetlands of varied trophic status serving as either a methylmercury source or sink

Anaerobic microbes' active Hg methylation is present in Wetlands, a common site of active Hg methylation; however, the amount of methylmercury produced varies greatly, as Hg methylation depends on both the availability of Hg and the composition and activity of the microbial community concerned. Hg methylation in the peatlands was more effective in the peatlands than in the swamp, raising the role of sulfate-reducing bacteria and/or related syntrophs in Hg methylation in the methylation of Hg in the methylation of Hg in the methylation of Hg in the peatlands than in the swamp, in the absence of decreasing trophic status.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1801724


Disentangling conical intersection and coherent molecular dynamics in methyl bromide with attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy

We use attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy to track the valence dynamics of early-field initiated processes of methyl bromide in this paper. We resolve the strong field excitement and resulting fragmentation of the neutral —* excited states of methyl bromide by probing the 3d core-to-valence transition. With the demonstrated ability to analyze simultaneous dynamics with only seconds resolution, a definite step forward in the adoption of attosecond XUV spectroscopy as a general instrument for investigating turbulent and complex molecular phenomena with unmatched temporal resolution.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1546796


Partially methylated domains are hypervariable in breast cancer and fuel widespread CpG island hypermethylation

Primary epigenomic abnormalities in cancer are DNA methylation and CpG island hypermethylation. However, the distribution of PMDs within and between tumor types of cancers, as well as their effects on key functional genomic elements, such as CGIs, remains unclear. We have comprehensively shown that methylation deficiency in PMDs accounts for only a small portion of the genome and is the most common source of DNA methylation variation. Because tumor suppressor genes are generally excluded from PMDs, repression effects on tumor suppressor genes are negligible.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1624152


Wavepacket insights into the photoprotection mechanism of the UV filter methyl anthranilate

Meradimate, a broad-spectrum ultraviolet absorber used as a chemical filter in commercial sunscreens, is a broad-spectrum ultraviolet absorber. We investigate the mechanisms underpinned Meradimate photoprotection herein. We investigate the ultrafast photodynamics occurring in methyl anthranilate immediately after photoexcitation with ultraviolet light to learn the processes. Signal from the first singlet excited state of methyl anthranilate demonstrates oscillatory activity, i. e. , quantum beats, using time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy. We find evidence for intramolecular energy redistribution on the first electronic excited state by analyzing the beats' behavior with increasing photon energies.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1624130


Molecular Blends of Methylated-Poly(ethylenimine) and Amorphous Porous Organic Cages for SO 2 Adsorption

Porous organic cages are emerging porous materials with surprising characteristics in the areas of self-assembly, host-guest interaction, and solution processability. We investigate the applicability of POCs as molecular porous supports for polymeric amines here in this paper. With the imine bonds present in POCs, primary amines in poly can undergo metathesis, resulting in non-porous products.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1439925


Microbial community structure with trends in methylation gene diversity and abundance in mercury-contaminated rice paddy soils in Guizhou, China

The study of total mercury and methylmercury levels in Guizhou, China, as well as Bacterial and Archaeal community compositions, revealed by Paddy soils from mercury-contaminated rice fields. With increasing THg and MeHg concentrations, the Bacterial -diversity was greatest in samples with relatively low THg and MeHg, but it decreased with increasing THg and MeHg levels. Overall, the methylation gene hgcAB copy number increased with both increasing THg and MeHg levels increasing. High THg and High MeHg's microbial communities appear to have been adapted by species that are both Hg resistant and have hgcAB genes for MeHg production.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1435339


Assembly of Methyl Coenzyme M Reductase in the Methanogenic Archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis

Methyl coenzyme M reductase is a complicated enzyme that catalyzes the last step in biological methanogenesis. In the mesophile Methanococcus maripaludis, the recombinant MCR from the thermophile Methanothermococcus okinawensis was shown to aid in its assembly. Strong support for this theory was obtained by expressing a chimeric operon containing the His-tagged mcrA from M. maripaludis and M. okinawensis' mcrBDCG from M. maripaludis, as well as the M. okinawensis mcrBDCG from M. maripaludis and the mcrBDCG from M. okinawensis The M. maripaludis McrA and the M. okinawensis McrBDG were added to the His-tagged purified rMCR's, as well as the M. okinawensis McrBDG.

Source link: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1595760

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