Prooxidant action of knipholone anthrone: Copper dependent reactive oxygen species generation and DNA damage
Habtemariam, S. and Dagne, E. (2009) Prooxidant action of knipholone anthrone: Copper dependent reactive oxygen species generation and DNA damage. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 47 (7). pp. 1490-1494. ISSN 0278-6915 (doi:10.1016/j.fct.2009.03.032)Full text not available from this repository.
Knipholone (KP) and knipholone anthrone (KA) are natural 4-phenylanthraquinone structural analogues with established differential biological activities including in vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic properties. By using DNA damage as an experimental model, the comparative Cu(II)-dependent prooxidant action of these two compounds were studied. In the presence of Cu(II) ions, the antioxidant KA (3.1-200 [mu]M) but not KP (6-384 [mu]M) caused a concentration-dependent pBR322 plasmid DNA strand scission. The DNA damage induced by KA could be abolished by reactive oxygen species scavengers, glutathione and catalase as well as EDTA and a specific Cu(I) chelator bathocuproine disulfonic acid. In addition to Cu(II) chelating activity, KA readily reduces Cu(II) to Cu(I). Copper-dependent generation of reactive oxygen species and the subsequent macromolecular damage may be involved in the antimicrobial and cytotoxic activity of KA.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||knipholone, knipholone anthrone, copper, reactive oxygen species, DNA damage|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Science|
School of Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
|Last Modified:||28 Mar 2012 15:51|
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