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Characterization of the antioxidative activity of novel nontoxic neuropeptides by using capillary electrophoresis.
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2006 (English)In: Electrophoresis, ISSN 0173-0835, Vol. 27, no 13, 2582-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present study, we have monitored the oxidation process of novel nontoxic neuropeptides and determined its rate constants, which describe the antioxidative potential of the peptides. A capillary electrophoretic method was implemented which ensures the simultaneity of analysis of reactants and products in a short time of analysis. The rate constants of oxidation of the four novel peptides, 4-methoxy-L-tyrosinyl-gamma-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl-glycine (UPF1), D-serinyl-gamma-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl-glycine (UPF6), 4-methoxy-L-tyrosinyl-alpha-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl-glycine and D-serinyl-alpha-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl-glycine, designed by us, were compared with those of oxidation of glutathione (reduced glutathione) by using capillary electrophoresis. The second-order rate constants were similar for all peptides if the oxidation was carried out with hydrogen peroxide (k(II) = 0.208 - 0.236 x 10(3)/M.min). The rate constants were also determined for the mixtures of peptides. When the oxidation is caused by hydroxyl radical (OH*), the gamma-glutamate containing peptides (UPF1 and UPF6) exhibited two to four times higher antioxidative activity (k(II) = 4.428 and 2.152 x 10(3)/M.min, respectively). The results suggest that the antioxidative potential of the peptides studied is not determined by the formation of disulphide bridge alone.

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2006. Vol. 27, no 13, 2582-9 p.
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Antioxidants, Electrophoresis; Capillary, Hydrogen Peroxide, Hydroxyl Radical/chemistry, Kinetics, Neuropeptides/*chemistry, Oxidation-Reduction
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-20406DOI: doi:10.1002/elps.200500760PubMedID: 16732619OAI: diva2:186932
Available from: 2007-03-21 Created: 2007-03-21 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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