alexa Inhibition of rat brain Na+, K+-ATPase activity induced by homocysteine is probably mediated by oxidative stress.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Author(s): Streck EL, Zugno AI, Tagliari B, Franzon R, Wannmacher CM,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of preincubation of hippocampus homogenates in the presence of homocysteine or methionine on Na+, K+-ATPase and Mg2+-ATPase activities in synaptic membranes of rats. Homocysteine significantly inhibited Na+, K+-ATPase activity, whereas methionine had no effect. Mg2+-ATPase activity was not altered by the metabolites. We also evaluated the effect of incubating glutathione, cysteine, dithiothreitol, trolox, superoxide dismutase and GM1 ganglioside alone or incubation with homocysteine on Na+, K+-ATPase activity. Tested compounds did not alter Na+, K+-ATPase and Mg2+-ATPase activities, but except for trolox, prevented the inhibitory effect of homocysteine on Na+, K+-ATPase activity. These results suggest that inhibition of this enzyme activity by homocysteine is possibly mediated by free radicals and may contribute to the neurological dysfunction found in homocystinuric patients.
This article was published in Neurochem Res and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version