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FEBS Lett. 1995 Jul 24;368(3):425-8.

Improved detection of nitric oxide radical (NO.) production in an activated macrophage culture with a radical scavenger, carboxy PTIO and Griess reagent.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, National Institute of Health, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

An improved method for the detection of nitric oxide radicals (NO. in cultures of activated macrophages was developed, involving a nitric oxide radical scavenger, 2-(4-carboxyphenyl)-4,4,5,5- tetramethylimidazoline-3-oxide-1-oxyl (carboxy PTIO) and Griess reagent. A murine macrophage-like cell line, J774.1, was activated with interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which induced the production and secretion of NO2- into the culture supernatant. Addition of carboxy PTIO to the activated macrophages increased the amount of NO2- to 4- to 5-fold without cell damages, probably because carboxy PTIO rapidly reacted with NO. to form NO2-, which was finally assayed by the Griess reaction.

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