Journal archive > 2004 > N 2, March-April

The effect of cadmium chloride and hydrogen peroxide on the peroxidation and content of some lipid fractions in hepatocytes of rats

A. Yu. Borikov, P.  A.  Kaliman

The isolated hepatocytes were incubated in the medium, containing cadmium chloride or hydrogen peroxide. Influence of the latter on the intensity of lipid peroxidation and contents of some lipids fractions, as well as viability of hepatocytes in these conditions has been studied. It is shown that under such cultivation conditions the activation of lipid peroxidation in the hepatocytes takes place. Its activation in presence of cadmium chloride was one of the factors of the membranes damage. The changes in the content of some fractions of lipids were similar both under the incubations of the cells with cadmium chloride and hydrogen peroxide. This allows one to suppose that cadmium chloride causes changes in the lipid composition of membranes as a result of intensification of lipid peroxidation.

Recieved: 2003-07-31

Published at the site: 2004-04-04

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