The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Cholesteryl nitrolinoleate, a nitrated lipid present in human blood plasma and lipoproteins.

Nitric oxide (*NO) and *NO-derived reactive species (e.g., peroxynitrite anion, nitrogen dioxide radical) react with lipids containing unsaturated fatty acids to generate nitrated species. In the present work, we synthesized, characterized, and detected a nitrated derivative of cholesteryl linoleate (Ch18:2) in human blood plasma and lipoproteins using a high-pressure liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry method. It was synthesized by a reaction of Ch18:2 with nitronium tetrafluoroborate, yielding a species with m/z 711, which is characteristic of the cholesteryl nitrolinoleate (Ch18:2NO2) ammonium adduct. The presence of the nitro group was confirmed by using [15N]nitrite, which gave a product with m/z 712, with the same chromatographic and spectrometric characteristics of those of m/z 711. Furthermore, a C-NO2 structure was also demonstrated in Ch18:2NO2 by infrared analysis (Vmax 1549, 1374 cm-1). A stable product with m/z of 711, showing the same chromatographic characteristics and fragmentation pattern as those of synthesized standard, was found in human blood plasma and lipoproteins of normolipidemic subjects. The presence of this novel nitrogen-containing lipid product in human plasma and lipoproteins could represent a potential indicator of the oxidative/nitrative roles that *NO or its metabolites play during in vivo lipid oxidation, generating a compensatory mechanism of protection in vascular disease.[1]


  1. Cholesteryl nitrolinoleate, a nitrated lipid present in human blood plasma and lipoproteins. Lima, E.S., Di Mascio, P., Abdalla, D.S. J. Lipid Res. (2003) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities