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Effect of albumin and water-soluble analogs of vitamins E, Q, and K on the free-radical fragmentation of phospholipids


The effects of trolox C, ubiquinone Q0, phthicol, and bovine serum albumin (BSA) on the free-radical fragmentation of dimiristoyl phosphatidylglycerol (DMPG) in model membranes subjected to the action of γ-radiation have studied. It has been found that ubiquinone Q0 and phthicol more efficiently (by a factor of ∼1.8–1.9) than trolox C (by a factor of ∼1.5) decrease the radiation-chemical yield of dimiristoyl phosphatidic acid (DMPA), the molecular product of DMPG fragmentation. BSA exerts a protective effect on the fragmentation of DMPG in a dose-dependent manner; at a lipid to protein ratio of 30: 1, the yield of DMPA is decreased by a factor of 2.

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Original Russian Text © I.V. Mel’sitova, I.L. Yurkova, 2015, published in Khimiya Vysokikh Energii, 2015, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 159–163.

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Mel’sitova, I.V., Yurkova, I.L. Effect of albumin and water-soluble analogs of vitamins E, Q, and K on the free-radical fragmentation of phospholipids. High Energy Chem 49, 133–137 (2015).

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  • Trolox
  • Ubiquinone
  • High Energy Chemistry
  • DMPA
  • Liposomal Suspension