TOCOPHEROLS AND 6-HYDROXY-CHROMAN-2-CARBONITRILE DERIVATIVES INHIBIT VASCULAR SMOOTH-MUSCLE CELL-PROLIFERATION BY A NONANTIOXIDANT MECHANISM


BOSCOBOINIK D., OZER N. , MOSER U., AZZI A.

ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS, cilt.318, ss.241-246, 1995 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 318 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1995
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1006/abbi.1995.1226
  • Dergi Adı: ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.241-246

Özet

The effects of two groups of similar compounds, a series of tocopherols and one of 6-hydroxy-chroman-2-carbonitrile, have been studied in vascular smooth muscle cells. A poor correlation has been found between antiproliferative and antioxidant properties of these molecules, D-alpha-Tocopherol inhibits cell proliferation, while D-alpha-tocopherylquinone has been found neither to inhibit nor to activate, D-beta-Tocopherol, a poor inhibitor of smooth muscle cell proliferation, has been shown to be capable of preventing and reversing the inhibition by D-alpha-tocopherol. It is concluded that the tocopherols and carbonitrile derivatives tested here appear to inhibit smooth muscle cell proliferation by a nonantioxidant mechanism, The competition between D-alpha-tocopherol and D-beta-tocopherol suggests the existence of a common binding site for the two molecules. (C) 1995 Academic Press,Inc.