Biochimica et biophysica acta

Characterization of fluorescent products from reaction of methyl linoleate hydroperoxides with adenine in the presence of Fe2+ and ascorbic acid.

PMID 3167087


The structures of fluorescent products formed in the reaction of methyl linoleate hydroperoxides with adenine, FeSO4 and ascorbic acid were investigated to elucidate the mechanism of interaction. The fluorescent products consisted of at least four major components (I-IV), which could be separated by thin-layer chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography. Both 2-octenal and 2,4-decadienal, degradation products of methyl linoleate hydroperoxides, reacted with adenine to produce a fluorescent product similar to one of the major compounds (II) formed in the reaction of methyl linoleate hydroperoxides. Spectroscopic data suggest that I and III are the same type of compounds, which have closed ring structures with alpha, beta-unsaturated carbonyl groups between the amino group at the 6-position and the nitrogen at the 1-position of adenine. Component II has a closed ring structure at the same site as I and III, and the presence of an ether linkage was suggested. On the basis of these structures, the involvement of 3-nonenal, methyl 12-oxo-9-dodecenoate and 2-octenal was suggested in the interaction of the methyl linoleate hydroperoxides decomposition products and adenine or DNA in the presence of FeSO4 and ascorbic acid.

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