Journal article

IRON CHELATION AS A POSSIBLE MECHANISM FOR ASPIRIN-INDUCED MALONDIALDEHYDE PRODUCTION BY MOUSE-LIVER MICROSOMES AND MITOCHONDRIA

KB SCHWARZ, BJ AREY, K TOLMAN, S MAHANTY

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION | AMER SOC CLINICAL INVESTIGATION INC | Published : 1988

Abstract

To investigate the possibility that lipid peroxidation is the mechanism responsible for aspirin-induced liver damage, pure neutralized acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), 0.6-90.9 mM, was added to calcium-aggregated mouse liver microsomes followed by incubation in NADPH buffer at 37 degrees C for 60 min and subsequent measurement of malondialdehyde (MDA). MDA production at ASA concentrations from 1.2 to 4.6 mM was greater than control (P less than 0.004). Peak MDA values were observed with 4.6 mM ASA, 39.58 +/- 6.73 nmol MDA/mg protein vs. 16.16 +/- 2.85 (P less than 0.004). Higher concentrations of ASA were inhibitory compared with the value at 4.6 mM (P less than 0.001). Aspirin had similar effect..

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