Pyridoxamine protects protein backbone from oxidative fragmentation.

Chetyrkin S, Mathis M, Hayes McDonald W, Shackelford X, Hudson B, Voziyan P
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011 411 (3): 574-9

PMID: 21763683 · PMCID: PMC3153140 · DOI:10.1016/j.bbrc.2011.06.188

Oxidative damage to proteins is one of the major pathogenic mechanisms in many chronic diseases. Therefore, inhibition of this oxidative damage can be an important part of therapeutic strategies. Pyridoxamine (PM), a prospective drug for treatment of diabetic nephropathy, has been previously shown to inhibit several oxidative and glycoxidative pathways, thus protecting amino acid side chains of the proteins from oxidative damage. Here, we demonstrated that PM can also protect protein backbone from fragmentation induced via different oxidative mechanisms including autoxidation of glucose. This protection was due to hydroxyl radical scavenging by PM and may contribute to PM therapeutic effects shown in clinical trials.

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Antioxidants Glucose Hydroxyl Radical Muramidase Oxidation-Reduction Proteins Pyridoxamine Ribonucleases Serum Albumin, Bovine

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