Addition of saturated and α, β-unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes (C8 to C11) significantly increased NADPH oxidation with mouse hepatic microsomes, and the aldehydes themselves were oxidized to the corresponding carboxylic acids. When these aldehyde substrates were incubated similarly under oxygen-18 gas and the carboxylic acids formed were analyzed by GC-MS after methylation, it was indicated that oxygen-18 was significantly incorporated into the carboxylic acids formed from α,β-unsaturated aldehydes, but not significantly into the carboxylic acids formed from saturated aldehydes. These results indicate that enzyme and/or mechanism responsible for the oxidation of these two types of aldehydes is different from each other.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 15 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology