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Effects of Bioflavonoids from Taxus Media var. Hicksii on Superoxide Generation, Phosphorylation of Proteins and Translocation of Cytosolic Compounds to the Cell Membrane in Human Neutrophils

Version 1 : Received: 3 October 2020 / Approved: 5 October 2020 / Online: 5 October 2020 (12:13:08 CEST)

How to cite: Lv, C.; Niu, X.; Lu, J. Effects of Bioflavonoids from Taxus Media var. Hicksii on Superoxide Generation, Phosphorylation of Proteins and Translocation of Cytosolic Compounds to the Cell Membrane in Human Neutrophils. Preprints 2020, 2020100080 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0080.v1). Lv, C.; Niu, X.; Lu, J. Effects of Bioflavonoids from Taxus Media var. Hicksii on Superoxide Generation, Phosphorylation of Proteins and Translocation of Cytosolic Compounds to the Cell Membrane in Human Neutrophils. Preprints 2020, 2020100080 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0080.v1).

Abstract

In present work, the effects of bioflavonoids (ginkgetin and sciadopitysin) on stimulus-induced superoxide generation, tyrosyl and serine/threonine phosphorylation of proteins in human neutrophils, and the translocation of cytosolic compounds (p47phox, p67phox and Rac) to cell membrane were studied, which were isolated from the needles of Taxus media var. Hicksii. Meanwhile, three normal flavonoids (apigenin, quercetin and isoquercetin) were involved as contrasts. The results indicated that ginkgetin and sciadopitysin were capable of concentration-dependently inhibitory effects on the superoxide generation induced by N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP), arachidonic acid (AA) and phorbol-12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA). And they also suppressed fMLP- and AA- induced tyrosyl or PMA-induced serine/threonine phosphorylation and the translocation of cytosolic compounds (p47phox, p67phox and Rac) to cell membrane, which were in parallel with the suppression of the stimulus-induced superoxide generation. The effect of these compounds on the radical-scavenging was also investigated. Ginkgetin and sciadopitysin did not show remarkable effect on DPPH radical-scavenging activity, and they didn’t display the radical-scavenging activity on superoxide anion generated by phenagine methoxysulfate (PMS)-NADH system. Apparently, ginkgetin and sciadopitysin had great performance in pharmacological value and they are worthy of in-depth study.

Subject Areas

bioflavonoids; superoxide generation; oxidative phosphorylation; translocation

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