The Iron State in Spleen and Liver Tissues from Patients with Hematological Malignancies Studied Using Magnetization Measurements and Mössbauer Spectroscopy
In this overview, we present the results of the study of spleen and liver tissues taken from healthy donors in comparison with those from patients with (i) non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphomas, namely, mantle cell lymphoma and marginal zone B-cell lymphoma, (ii) acute myeloid leukemia, and (iii) primary myelofibrosis. The study was carried out using Mössbauer spectroscopy and magnetization measurements for the analysis of ferritin-like iron in spleen and liver tissues. Magnetization measurements demonstrated small differences in the saturation magnetic moments and revealed additional paramagnetic components. Two liver samples demonstrated unusual behavior of the magnetic moment when the zero-field-cooled curve was over the field-cooled curve in the temperature range between ~40 and ~70 K. Relative iron content variations in the tissue cells as well as small variations in the 57Fe hyperfine parameters were demonstrated for healthy and patients’ spleen and liver tissues on the base of measured Mössbauer spectra. The results obtained permit us to suggest small differences in the ferritin iron core structure in spleen and liver tissues from healthy donors and patients with hematological malignancies.
KeywordsMössbauer spectroscopy Magnetization measurements Ferritin-like iron Spleen and liver tissues Non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma, primary myelofibrosis, and acute myeloid leukemia
The authors wish to thank Dr. S.E. Ioshchenko for the histochemical analysis and optical microphotographs of spleen samples (Sverdlovsk Regional Oncological Center, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation) and Dr. A.L. Berkovsky (Hematological Research Center, Moscow, Russian Federation) for his help with lyophilization of spleen and liver tissues. This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (project no. 3.1959.2017/4.6) and Act 211 of the Government of the Russian Federation, contract no. 02.A03.21.0006. This work was carried out within the Agreement of Cooperation between the Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg) and the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest).
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