Journal article

Mitochondrial peroxiredoxin 3 is rapidly oxidized in cells treated

Kristin K Brown, Sofi E Eriksson, Elias SJ Arner, Mark B Hampton

FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

Isothiocyanates are phytochemicals with anti-cancer properties that include the ability to trigger apoptosis. A substantial body of evidence suggests that reaction of the electrophilic isothiocyanate moiety with cysteine residues in cellular proteins and glutathione accounts for their biological activity. In this study we investigated the effect of several different isothiocyanates on the redox states of the cysteine-dependent peroxiredoxins (Prx) in Jurkat T lymphoma cells, and compared this to known effects on the selenoprotein thioredoxin reductase, glutathione reductase and intracellular GSH levels. Interestingly, oxidation of mitochondrial Prx3 could be detected as early as 5 min after ..

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