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Journal archive > 2006 > N 6 November-December

INDICES OF OXIDATIVE STRESS. 2.?LIPID PEROXIDES

V. I. Lushchak, T. V. Bagnyukova, L.?I.?Luzhna

Vassyl Stephanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine;
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Two methods of the determination of lipid peroxidation products have been compared which are based on Fe(II) oxidation by them at acid pH values in the presence of xylenol orange which binds Fe(ІІІ) have been compared. The first method uses cumene hydropeoxide as an internal standard. In the second one, lipid peroxides are previously reduced by triphenylphosphine and these substances content is measured as a difference of the production of complexes with xylenol orange and iron ions in the control (with reduction) and experimental sample (without reduction). The optimization of measurement conditions is described. The levels of lipid peroxides in goldfish tissues assayed simultaneously by two methods were similar. The method with cumene hydroperoxide needs less amounts of biological material; moreover, there is no necessity in a calibration curve. Effects of hyperoxia on lipid peroxi­de levels in goldfish tissues were studied with the cumene method. Within the first hours of hyperoxia this index increased 13-times in the liver and 2-times in the brain and muscle. The further exposure rebounded this parameter to the initial level. Levels of lipid peroxides positively correlated with levels of end products of lipid peroxidation (thiobarbiturate acid reactive substances) in the goldfish tissues. The method of quantification of lipid peroxides with cumene is recommended for wide using in biological investigations.

Key words: lipid peroxides, xylenol orange, cumene hydroperoxide, triphenylphosphine, oxidative stress, hyperoxia.

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