Rat hearts were perfused with the Langendorff technique at constant flux in the presence of the oxidizing agents hydrogen peroxide and diamide. Fructose 1,6-bisphosphate strongly prevented the decline of heart contractility due to the infusion of these oxidizing agents. On the other hand, fructose 1,6-bisphosphate had no effect on the release of total glutathione into the perfusate but prevented the loss of lactate dehydrogenase indicating a protective effect on cell membranes. Comparing the cytosolic and mitochondrial loss of glutathione, fructose 1,6-bisphosphate exerted a beneficial action only on the mitochondrial fraction. Several mechanisms of action have been considered to explain the protective action of fructose 1,6-bisphosphate. In our experimental conditions fructose 1,6-bisphosphate might stimulate its own production giving rise to dihydroxyacetone phosphate, that, after reduction to glycerol 3-phosphate, can permeate the mitochondrial membrane with the final production of energy.

Fructose 1,6-bisphosphate prevents oxidative stress in the isolated and perfused rat heart.

RIGOBELLO, MARIA PIA;GALZIGNA, LAURO;BINDOLI, ALBERTO
1994

Abstract

Rat hearts were perfused with the Langendorff technique at constant flux in the presence of the oxidizing agents hydrogen peroxide and diamide. Fructose 1,6-bisphosphate strongly prevented the decline of heart contractility due to the infusion of these oxidizing agents. On the other hand, fructose 1,6-bisphosphate had no effect on the release of total glutathione into the perfusate but prevented the loss of lactate dehydrogenase indicating a protective effect on cell membranes. Comparing the cytosolic and mitochondrial loss of glutathione, fructose 1,6-bisphosphate exerted a beneficial action only on the mitochondrial fraction. Several mechanisms of action have been considered to explain the protective action of fructose 1,6-bisphosphate. In our experimental conditions fructose 1,6-bisphosphate might stimulate its own production giving rise to dihydroxyacetone phosphate, that, after reduction to glycerol 3-phosphate, can permeate the mitochondrial membrane with the final production of energy.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11577/2515665
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 2
  • Scopus 7
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 6
social impact