The sensitivity of the mitochondrial energy production system to propofol (DPP) has been investigated in rat brain synaptosomes. DPP at 0.8 mM concentration produced a partial inhibition of coupled respiration, an apparent decrease of the oxygen uptake stimulation induced by CCCP and a full inhibition of the mitochondrial ATP production by synaptosomes. Higher concentrations of DPP (1 mM) fully abolish uncoupler-dependent stimulation and at 1.3 mM DPP also coupled respiration is completely blocked. Similar results were obtained when dinitrophenol replaced CCCP and phenol or propylbenzene replaced DPP. The presence of the alkyl residues seems critical for the DPP effect. In the presence of 30 mM glutamate both respiration and ATP production are enhanced but DPP effects are similar to those obtained in the absence of glutamate.

Effect of the intravenous anesthetic 2,6-diisopropylphenol on respiration and energy production by rat brain synaptosomes.

VINCENTI, EZIO;BINDOLI, ALBERTO;SCUTARI, GUIDO
1997

Abstract

The sensitivity of the mitochondrial energy production system to propofol (DPP) has been investigated in rat brain synaptosomes. DPP at 0.8 mM concentration produced a partial inhibition of coupled respiration, an apparent decrease of the oxygen uptake stimulation induced by CCCP and a full inhibition of the mitochondrial ATP production by synaptosomes. Higher concentrations of DPP (1 mM) fully abolish uncoupler-dependent stimulation and at 1.3 mM DPP also coupled respiration is completely blocked. Similar results were obtained when dinitrophenol replaced CCCP and phenol or propylbenzene replaced DPP. The presence of the alkyl residues seems critical for the DPP effect. In the presence of 30 mM glutamate both respiration and ATP production are enhanced but DPP effects are similar to those obtained in the absence of glutamate.
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