ABSTRACT: The antioxidant property of butin was investigated for cytoprotective effect against H(2)O(2)-induced cell damage. This compound showed intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging, inhibition of lipid peroxidation, and DNA damage. This radical scavenging activity of butin protected cell damage exposed to H(2)O(2). Also, butin reduced the apoptotic cells induced by H(2)O(2), as demonstrated by the decreased DNA fragmentation, apoptotic body formation, and caspase 3 activity. In addition, butin restored the activity and protein expression of cellular antioxidant enzymes, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) in H(2)O(2)-treated cells. Taken together, these findings suggest that butin protected cells against H(2)O(2)-induced cell damage via antioxidant property.
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 08/2008; 318(1-2):33-42. · 2.06 Impact Factor