Quispe 2018 Mol Neurobiol

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Quispe RL, Canto RFS, Jaramillo ML, Barbosa FAR, Braga AL, de Bem AF, Farina M (2018) Design, synthesis, and in vitro evaluation of a novel probucol derivative: protective activity in neuronal cells through GPx upregulation. Mol Neurobiol 55:7619-34.

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Quispe RL, Canto RFS, Jaramillo ML, Barbosa FAR, Braga AL, de Bem AF, Farina M (2018) Mol Neurobiol

Abstract: Recent studies have shown that probucol (PB), a hipocholesterolemic agent with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, presents neuroprotective properties. On the other hand, adverse effects have limited PB's clinical application. Thus, the search for PB derivatives with no or less adverse effects has been a topic of research. In this study, we present a novel organoselenium PB derivative (RC513) and investigate its potential protective activity in an in vitro experimental model of oxidative toxicity induced by tert-butyl hydroperoxide (tBuOOH) in HT22 neuronal cells, as well as exploit potential protective mechanisms. tBuOOH exposure caused a significant decrease in the cell viability, which was preceded by (i) increased reactive species generation and (ii) decreased mitochondrial maximum oxygen consumption rate. RC513 pretreatment (48 h) significantly prevented the tBuOOH-induced decrease of cell viability, RS generation, and mitochondrial dysfunction. Of note, RC513 significantly increased glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity and mRNA expression of GPx1, a key enzyme involved in peroxide detoxification. The use of mercaptosuccinic acid, an inhibitor of GPx, significantly decreased the protective activity of RC513 against tBuOOH-induced cytotoxicity in HT22 cells, highlighting the importance of GPx upregulation in the observed protection. In summary, the results showed a significant protective activity of a novel PB derivative against tBuOOH-induced oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction, which was related to the upregulation of GPx. Our results point to RC513 as a promising neuroprotective molecule, even though studies concerning potential beneficial effects and safety aspects of RC513 under in vivo conditions are well warranted.

Keywords: Glutathione peroxidase, HT22 cells, Mitochondrial dysfunction, Probucol derivative, tBuOOH Bioblast editor: Kandolf G O2k-Network Lab: BR Florianopolis Fabro de Bem A


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Organism: Mouse  Tissue;cell: Nervous system, Other cell lines  Preparation: Intact cells 


Coupling state: LEAK, ROUTINE, ET  Pathway: ROX  HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

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