Journal article

Chemical modification of proteins during peroxidation of phospholipids

AS Januszewski, NL Alderson, AJ Jenkins, SR Thorpe, JW Baynes

JOURNAL OF LIPID RESEARCH | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

Chemical modification of proteins by advanced glycation and lipoxidation end products is implicated in the pathogenesis of macrovascular disease in aging and diabetes. To identify biomarkers of the lipoxidative modification of protein, we studied the oxidation of phospholipids in the presence of the model protein RNase A and compared protein-bound products formed in these reactions with those formed during oxidation of plasma proteins. Metal-catalyzed oxidation of 1-palmitoyl-2-arachidonoyl-phosphatidylcholine or 1-palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-phosphatidylcholine in the presence of RNase led to the loss of amino groups in RNase and the incorporation of phosphate, hexanoate, pentanedioate, nonanedio..

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