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2-dimethylarsinothioyl acetic acid identified in a biological sample: The first occurrence of a mammalian arsinothioyl metabolite

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JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
DatePublished - Jan 2004
Issue number3
Volume43
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)337-340
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Arsenic in sheep's clothing: the first characterization of a thio-organoarsenate compound (2-dimethylarsinothioyl acetic acid) isolated from a biological source (a rare breed of seaweed-eating sheep; see picture) is reported. The result indicates that mammalian arsenic metabolism is much more complex than has been claimed before, which opens up new questions about the toxicity of such organoarsenothio(y)l compounds.

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  • analytical methods, arsenic, bioinorganic chemistry, mass spectrometry, sulfur, ARSENIC-BINDING-PROTEINS, HPLC-ICP-MS, ARSENOSUGARS, SPECIATION, COMPOUND, THIOLS, CELLS

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