Nickel-mediated inhibition in the glutathione-dependent protection against lipid peroxidation

Academic Article


  • Glutathione protects liver microsomes against the rapid onset of lipid peroxidation via a sulfhydryl dependent heat labile factor known as free radical reductase. The administration of nickel to mice resulted in an inhibition in the activity of free radical reductase, and enhanced lipid peroxidation and the activity of glutathione S-transferase in a dose dependent manner. The pretreatment of cyclam, a known specific chelator of nickel restored free radical reductase and glutathione S-transferase activities and alleviated nickel mediated enhancement of lipid peroxidation. Our results indicate that nickel-mediated inhibition in free radical reductase activity and activation of glutathione S-transferase may be due to the interaction of nickel with sensitive-SH groups located on these proteins.
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    Author List

  • Srivastava RC; Kumar A; Srivastava SK; Gupta S; Hasan SK; Athar M
  • Start Page

  • 495
  • End Page

  • 501
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 3