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Mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase as a target site for cephalosporin antibiotics in renal epithelial cells (LLC-PK(1)) and renal cortex.

We reported previously that treatment of the pig kidney proximal tubular epithelial cell line LLC-PK(1) with cephaloridine (CLD) decreased the activity of cytochrome c oxidase in the mitochondria of the cells followed by increases in lipid peroxidation and cell necrosis. In this study, we investigated the effects of CLD on the activity of cytochrome c oxidase in mitochondria isolated from LLC-PK(1) cells and purified the enzyme from mitochondria of the rat renal cortex. The activity of cytochrome c oxidase in the isolated mitochondria from LLC-PK(1) cells was significantly decreased from 1 h after addition of 1 mM CLD. Other cephalosporin antibiotics, cefazolin and cefalotin, also decreased the activity of cytochrome c oxidase in the isolated mitochondria. The activity of cytochrome c oxidase purified from the mitochondria of the rat renal cortex was also decreased from 2 h after addition of 1 mM CLD in a non-competitive manner. These results suggest that the direct inhibition of cytochrome c oxidase activity in the mitochondrial electron transport chain by cephlosporins may result from the observed nephrotoxicity.[1]

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