TITLE

Inhibition of Palmityl Carnitine Oxidation in Rat Liver Mitochondria by Tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide

AUTHOR(S)
ČERVINKOVÁ, Z.; RAUCHOVÁ, H.; KŘIVÁKOVÁ, P.; DRAHOTA, Z.
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Physiological Research;2008, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p133
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Mitochondria as an energy generating cell device are very sensitive to oxidative damage. Our previous findings obtained in hepatocytes demonstrated that Complex I of the respiratory chain is more sensitive to oxidative damage than other respiratory chain complexes. We present additional data on isolated mitochondria showing that palmityl carnitine oxidation is strongly depressed at a low (200 μM) tert-butyl hydroperoxide (tBHP) concentration, while oxidation of the flavoproteindependent substrate — succinate is not affected and neither is ATP synthesis inhibited by tBHP. In the presence of tBHP, the respiratory control index for palmityl carnitine oxidation is strongly depressed, but when succinate is oxidized the respiratory control index remains unaffected. Our findings thus indicate that flavoprotein-dependent substrates could be an important nutritional factor for the regeneration process in the necrotic liver damaged by oxidative stress.
ACCESSION #
31737482

 

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