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Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005 Aug 31;1752(1):93-8.

Modifications of protein by polyunsaturated fatty acid ester peroxidation products.

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  • 1Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 354 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, China.


The ability of unsaturated fatty acid methyl esters to modify bovine serum albumin (BSA) in the presence of a metal-catalyzed oxidation system [ascorbic acid/Fe (II)/O2] was investigated. The exposure of BSA to PUFA esters led to the generation of carbonyl groups and the formation of high-molecular-weight proteins, which were strongly dependent on the degree of fatty acid unsaturation. The high-molecular-weight proteins were detected by Western blot analysis and were not recognized by five antibodies. The observation that levels of conjugated dienes and malondialdehyde formed in the presence of BSA were substantially lower in the presence than in the absence of BSA indicated that radicals formed during the degradation of lipid hydroperoxides are likely involved in the formation of protein derivatives. These results may be important in understanding the specific roles of different polyunsaturated fatty acids in the pathophysiological effects associated with oxidative stress.

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