TOF-SIMS imaging of halide/thiocyanate anions and hydrogen sulfide in mouse kidney sections using silver-deposited plates

Noriyuki Akahoshi, Itsuko Ishizaki, Masayuki Naya, Toshihiko Maekawa, Shougo Yamazoe, Tadashi Horiuchi, Mayumi Kajimura, Yoshiharu Ohashi, Makoto Suematsu, Isao Ishii

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Abstract

In vivo imaging of reactive small molecule metabolites with high spatial resolution and specificity could give clues to understanding pathophysiology of various diseases. We herein applied time of flight-secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) to newly developed silverdeposited plates that were stamped on mouse tissues, and succeeded in visualization of halide (Cl-, Br-, and I-) and pseudohalide thiocyanate (SCN-) anions, a class of substrates for neutrophils/eosinophil peroxidases to produce hypohalous acids (HOX/OX- mixture; X: (pseudo) halides) , as well as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) . Forty-micrometer frozen mouse kidney sections on cover glasses were attached to 37 °C preheated silver-deposited plates and incubated at -10 °C for 1 h. After sputter cleaning to remove surface contaminants, the plates were analyzed by TOF-SIMS to identify distribution of Br-, AgBr 2-, I-, AgI 2 -, SCN-, as well as S 2- and AgS- as products of tissue-derived H 2S. Br-, AgBr 2 -, I-, and SCN- anions were mainly distributed in core regions including the inner medulla and inner stripe of the outer medulla (except for I-) , rather than outer regions such as the cortex and outer stripe of the outer medulla. AgI 2 - anion was spread over the whole kidney, although its levels were relatively low. In contrast, S 2- and AgS- anions were mainly present in the outer regions. To our knowledge, this is the first imaging study to reveal the distribution of (pseudo) halides and H 2S in animal tissue sections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1859-1864
Number of pages6
JournalAnalytical and bioanalytical chemistry
Volume402
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1

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Keywords

  • Halide
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Imaging
  • Sliver-deposited plate
  • TOF-SIMS
  • Thiocyanate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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Akahoshi, N., Ishizaki, I., Naya, M., Maekawa, T., Yamazoe, S., Horiuchi, T., Kajimura, M., Ohashi, Y., Suematsu, M., & Ishii, I. (2012). TOF-SIMS imaging of halide/thiocyanate anions and hydrogen sulfide in mouse kidney sections using silver-deposited plates. Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 402(5), 1859-1864. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-011-5647-2