Detection and Differentiation Between Peroxynitrite and Hydroperoxides Using Mitochondria-Targeted Arylboronic Acid

  • Jacek Zielonka
  • Adam Sikora
  • Jan Adamus
  • B. Kalyanaraman
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1264)


The development of boronic probes enabled reliable detection and quantitative analysis of hydrogen peroxide and peroxynitrite. The major product, in which boronate moiety of the probe is replaced by the hydroxyl group, is however common for both oxidants. Here, we describe how ortho-isomer of mitochondria-targeted phenylboronic acid can be used to detect and differentiate peroxynitrite-dependent and peroxynitrite-independent probe oxidation. This method highlights the detection and quantification of both the major, phenolic product and the minor, peroxynitrite-specific nitrated product of probe oxidation.

Key words

Hydrogen peroxide Peroxynitrite Mitochondria-targeted probes Boronic probes o-MitoPhB(OH)2 HPLC-MS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacek Zielonka
    • 1
    • 2
  • Adam Sikora
    • 2
  • Jan Adamus
    • 2
  • B. Kalyanaraman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biophysics and Free Radical Research CenterMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Applied Radiation ChemistryLodz University of TechnologyLodzPoland

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