Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

, Volume 146, Issue 1, pp 35–37 | Cite as

Curcumin inhibits nitrogen dioxide induced oxidation of hemoglobin

  • M. K. Unnikrishnan
  • M. N. A. Rao


Curcumin protects hemoglobin from nitrogen dioxide induced oxidation. Curcumin was also found to scavenge nitrogen dioxide in a concentration dependent way. The study also explains the ability of curcumin to protect hemoglobin from nitrite induced oxidation, where nitrogen dioxide is a key intermediate.

Key words

curcumin hemoglobin nitrogen dioxide free radical scavenger 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. K. Unnikrishnan
    • 1
  • M. N. A. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Pharmaceutical SciencesManipalIndia

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