A radical formed during oxidative metabolism of hydrazine in rat liver microsomes was spin-trapped with α-phenyl-t-butylnitrone. The trapped species was identified as hydrazine radical by comparison of its ESR parameters and mass spectrum with those of the adduct formed during CuCl2 catalyzed oxidation of hydrazine. The requirement for oxygen and NADPH in the microsomal oxidation and the occurrence of a typical binding spectrum by difference spectroscopy suggest the involvement of the participation of the cytochrome P-450 enzyme system in the formation of hydrazine radical which must be a precursor of diimide during microsomal oxidation of hydrazine.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 31 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology