Ascorbate induced lipid peroxidation results in loss of receptor binding in Tris, but not in phosphate, buffer. Implications for the involvement of metal ions

Koji Abe, K. Kogure, H. Arai, M. Nakano

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Rat brain homogenate was incubated with various concentrations of ascorbate in a Tris-HCl buffer. Thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) were measured and 3H-QNB (quinuclidinyl benzilate) binding was also assayed on the same homogenate. Good parallelism between TBARS formation and loss of 3H-QNB binding activity confirmed that loss of 3H-QNB binding resulted from ascorbate-induced lipid peroxidation. However, neither formation of TBARS nor loss of 3H-QNB binding occurred in phosphate buffer or in the Tris-HCl system in the presence of metal-chelating reagents. This indicates that phosphate addition prevents the ascorbate effects due to complete chelation of intrinsic metal ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemistry International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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