Neurochemical Research

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 299–304 | Cite as

Sensitivity of ATPase-ADPase activities from synaptic plasma membranes of rat forebrain to lipid peroxidation in vitro and the protective effect of vitamin E

  • Marion Vietta
  • Silvana S. Frassetto
  • Ana M. O. Battastini
  • Adriane Bello-Klein
  • Cleci Moreira
  • Renato D. Dias
  • Jao J. F. Sarkis
Original Articles


The in vitro effects of membrane lipid peroxidation on ATPase-ADPase activities in synaptic plasma membranes from rat forebrain were investigated. Treatment of synaptic plasma membranes with an oxidant generating system (H2O2/Fe2+/ascorbate) resulted in lipid peroxidation and inhibition of the enzyme activity. Besides, trolox as a water soluble vitamin E analogue totally prevented lipid peroxidation and the inhibition of enzyme activity. These results demonstrate the susceptibility of ATPase-ADPase activities of synaptic plasma membranes to free radicals and suggest that the protective effect against lipid peroxidation by trolox prevents the inhibition of enzyme activity. Thus, inhibition of ATPase-ADPase activities of synaptic plasma membranes in cerebral oxidative stress probably is related to lipid peroxidation in the brain.

Key Words

ATPase-ADPase ATP diphosphohydrolase free radicals oxidative stress synaptic plasma membranes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marion Vietta
    • 1
  • Silvana S. Frassetto
    • 1
  • Ana M. O. Battastini
    • 1
  • Adriane Bello-Klein
    • 2
  • Cleci Moreira
    • 1
  • Renato D. Dias
    • 1
  • Jao J. F. Sarkis
    • 1
  1. 1.Departmento de Bioquimica, Instituto de BiociênciasUniversidadé Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrasil
  2. 2.Departmento de Fisiologia, Laboratório de Fisiologia Cardiovascular, Instituto de BiociênciasUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrasil

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