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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Nad(p)h- And Superoxide-dependent Nitric Oxide Degradation By Rat Liver Mitochondria|
|Abstract:||Mitochondria consume nitric oxide (NO) mainly through reaction with superoxide anion (O2-). Here, we analyzed the O2- sources for NO degradation by isolated rat liver mitochondria. Electron leakage from complex III and reverse electron transport to complex I accounted for O2--dependent NO degradation by mitochondria in the presence of a protonmotive force. Mitochondria incubated with NAD(P)H also presented intense O2- generation and NO degradation rates that were insensitive to respiratory inhibitors and abolished after proteinase treatment. These results suggest that an outer membrane-localized NAD(P)H oxidase activity, in addition to the electron leakage from the respiratory chain, promotes O2--dependent NO degradation in rat liver mitochondria. © 2009 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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