Nitrocen dioxide-initiated peroxidation of liposomal membrane systems


Journal Article

Liposomes were used as a model membrane system to study the peroxidation of lipids by nitrogen dioxide (Nod. Small unilammelar liposomes of l-αdilinoleoyl phosphatidylcholine or l-αdilinolenoyl phosphatidylcholine were prepared by sonication. Exposure to NO2 was a bubbler apparatus at 1-10 ppm for 0-15 min. Initiation of phospholipid peroxidation was measured by diene conjugation at 232 nm for l-αdilinoleoyl phosphatidylcholine liposomes and at 235 nm for l-αdilinolenoyl phosphatidylcholine liposomes. The rate of peroxidation was consistent with a second-order rate model. The second-order rate constant for diene conjugation of l-αdilinoleoyl phosphatidylcholine was 1.5 × 10--3 M-1 s-1 and far l-αdilinoleoyl phosphatidylcholine was 3.1 × 10--3 M-1 s-1. The peroxidation reaction did not occur as a result of indirect reaction of the phospholipid with nitrite, and the rate constants are consistent with a mechanism of allylic hydrogen abstraction. © 1989 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shoaf, CR; Wolpert, RI; Menzel, DB

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 301 - 314

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0895-8378

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/08958378909145235

Citation Source

  • Scopus