Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
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SANCHEZ-MORENO, M. et al. Superoxide dismutase from Trichuris ovis, inhibiton by benzimidazoles and pyrimidine derivatives. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 1992, vol.87, suppl.1, pp. 241-246. ISSN 1678-8060. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761992000500045.
Three superoxide dismutase isoenzymes of different cellular location were detected in an homogenate of Thrichuris ovis. Each of these molecular forms was purified by differential centrifugation and precipitation with ammonium sulphate, followed by chromatography on DEAE-cellulose and Sephadex G-75 columns. The activity levels of the two molecular forms detected in the mitochondrial (one cyanide sensitive Cu-Zn-SOD and the other cyanide intensitive Mn-Sod were higher than that of the superoxide dismutase detected in the cytoplasmic fraction (cyanid sensitive Cu-Zn-SOD). All the mollecular forms present evident differences to the SODs contained in the host liver. Molecular mass and some of the physical and chemical aproperties of the enzyme was determined for all three molecular forms. An inhibitory effect on the SOD of the parasite an the host was detected with a series of compounds, some of wich markedly inhibited parasite ensyme but not host enzyme.
Palabras clave : Trichuris ovis; superoxide dismutase; characterization; inhibition.