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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Ca2+-induced oxidative stress in brain mitochondria treated with the respiratory chain inhibitor rotenone
Author: Sousa, SC
Maciel, EN
Vercesi, AE
Castilho, RF
Abstract: In this study we show that micromolar Ca2+ concentrations (> 10 muM) strongly stimulate the release of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in rotenone-treated isolated rat forebrain mitochondria. Ca2+-stimulated mitochondrial ROS release was associated with membrane lipid peroxidation and was directly correlated with the degree of complex I inhibition by rotenone. On the other hand, Ca2+ did not increase mitochondrial ROS release in the presence of the complex I inhibitor 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium. Cyclosporin A had no effect on Ca2+-stimulated mitochondrial ROS release in the presence of rotenone, indicating that mitochondrial permeability transition is not involved in this process. We hypothesized that Ca2+-induced mitochondrial oxidative stress associated with partial inhibition of complex I may be an important factor in neuronal cell death observed in the neurodegenerative disorder Parkinson's disease. (C) 2003 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies.
Subject: brain mitochondrion
free radical
Parkinson's disease
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Citation: Febs Letters. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 543, n. 41699, n. 179, n. 183, 2003.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0014-5793(03)00421-6
Date Issue: 2003
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