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Biochemical and biophysical research communications

Involvement of liver aldehyde oxidase in the reduction of nicotinamide N-oxide.


PMID 6233971

Abstract

The present paper describes that mammalian liver aldehyde oxidase is involved in the reduction of nicotinamide N-oxide to nicotinamide. Rabbit liver aldehyde oxidase supplemented with its electron donor exhibited a significant nicotinamide N-oxide reductase activity under anaerobic conditions. Liver cytosols from rabbits, hogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice, all of them, similarly exhibited the N-oxide reductase activity in the presence of an electron donor of aldehyde oxidase, but not xanthine oxidase. The cytosolic N-oxide reductase activity was almost completely inhibited by menadione, an inhibitor of aldehyde oxidase.