Inhibition of the superoxide anion release and hydrogen peroxide formation in PMNLs by flavonolignans

Varga, Zsuzsa and Czompa, Andrea and Kakuk, György and Antus, Sándor (2001) Inhibition of the superoxide anion release and hydrogen peroxide formation in PMNLs by flavonolignans. PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, 15. pp. 608-612. ISSN 0951-418X

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The mixture of flavonolignans [Legalon(R) : silybin (2a), isosilybin (3), silydianin (4) and silychristin (5)] and derivatives of silybin (2b-d) were assessed for their inhibitory activity on the oxidative burst of PMA-stimulated human PMNLs. The inhibitory effect of flavonolignans on O-2(-) release were compared with that of vitamin E (1). The flavonolignans tested exhibited the following order in inhibition Of O-2(-) release by PMA-stimulated PMNLs: 5,7,4 "- trimethylsilybin (2c) vitamin E (1) > Legalon(R) > peracetylsilybin (2b) > silybin (2a) > peracetyl-5,7,4 " -trimethylsilybin (2d). The flavonolignans inhibited not only the O-2(-) release, but also the H2O2 formation in PMA-stimulated PMNLs. The inhibitory capacity of flavonolignans on H2O2 formation was similar to their inhibitory capacity on O-2(-) release. These data suggest that the flavonolignans have antioxidant properties on the PMNL oxidative burst. The fact that the trimethyl derivative of silybin (2c) has a greater inhibitory effect than silybin itself suggests that the efficacy of the antioxidant properties is dependent on the lipophilicity of the molecules. This is underlined by the fact that peracetylation of all of the hydroxyl groups in silybin resulted in a total loss of the antioxidant activity of the molecule. In summary, flavonolignans inhibit the oxidative burst of PMNLs, and this inhibitory effect depends on the chemical structure of the flavonolignans. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD04 Organic chemistry / szerves kémia
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Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 13:07
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 13:07

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