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Taurine bromamine: A potent oxidant of tryptophan residues in albumin
(Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2011-03-15) [Artigo]
Taurine is the most abundant free amino acid in leukocytes and can react with HOBr to produce taurine bromamine (Tau-NHBr). The aim of this study was to assess the ability of Tau-NHBr to oxidize tryptophan, either free or ...
Alkyl caffeates as anti-helicobacter pylori and scavenger of oxidants produced by neutrophils
(Medicinal Chemistry, 2014-02-01) [Artigo]
Helicobacter pylori pathogenic action involves the colonization of the gastrointestinal tract and a large production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by the neutrophils attracted to the site of infection. The aim of this ...
Serum myeloperoxidase level is Increased in heavy smokers
(Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 2013) [Artigo]
Raised myeloperoxidase (MPO) serum levels are associated with endothelial dysfunction and cigarette smoking is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Since myocardial infarction is associated with leukocytosis and ...
Effects of oxidation of lysozyme by hypohalous acids and haloamines on enzymatic activity and aggregation
(Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Proteins and Proteomics, 2012-10-01) [Artigo]
Hen egg white lysozyme (HEL), an antibacterial enzyme, is a prototype protein for studying the physical and chemical events that underlie the formation of amyloid fibril aggregates. Here, we studied alterations in enzymatic ...