Inhibition of lipoxygenase-mediated lipid peroxidation by eugenol in a liposomal system

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  • The effect of eugenol on lipoxygenase-catalyzed lipid peroxidation was studied in aqueous solution and in microsomal lipid liposomes. Eugenol did not inhibit lipoxygenase-catalyzed linoleic acid hydroperoxide formation in aqueous medium as assessed by oxygen uptake and linoleic acid hydroperoxide formation. However, using the same criteria and formation of thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances, we found that eugenol inhibited lipid oxygenation when the reaction was carried out in linoleic acid-containing liposomes. These results suggest that the peroxyl and carbon-centered radical intermediates generated by lipoxygenase in a membrane environment are readily accessible to eugenol for quenching and concomitant inhibition of lipid peroxidation.
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  • Nagababu E; Lakshmaiah N
  • Start Page

  • 123
  • End Page

  • 129
  • Volume

  • 21
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  • 2