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Malondialdehyde production from spermine by homogenates of normal and transformed cells.

The oxidation of spermine in vitro by a mixture of polyamine oxidase and diamine oxidase from pig kidney gives rise to malondialdehyde via 3-aminopropanol as the intermediate. Conversely, with spermidine, under similar experimental conditions, no evidence could be obtained for malondialdehyde formation within the limits of sensitivity of the assay (2.0 nmol). The activities of both these enzymes show about a 2-fold increase in normal rat kidney cells (LA31 NRK) transformed by the temperature sensitive mutant of Rous sarcoma virus (LA31) and incubated at the non permissive temperature (39 degrees C) compared to the activities in LA31 NRK at the permissive temperature (33 degrees C). These same enzymatic activities show no temperature dependent changes in normal rat kidney cells (NRK) or in these same cells infected by the wild type virus (NRK B77). In extracts derived from Friend erythroleukemic cells induced to differentiate by dimethyl sulfoxide or hexamethylene bis acetamide, spermine oxidation takes place more efficiently than in non induced cells. A rise in diamine oxidase activity is seen in LA31 NRK (39 degrees C) 12 h after the temperature shift, whereas morphological manifestations of normalcy are seen only at 48 h. The Km of diamine oxidase is 10(-6) M for putrescine and 10(-3) M for 3-aminopropanol. A possible mechanism involving the well documented acetylation of putrescine [23,26] is proposed for diverting intracellular putrescine away from cytosolic diamine oxidase and towards intramitochondrial monoamine oxidase.[1]


  1. Malondialdehyde production from spermine by homogenates of normal and transformed cells. Quash, G., Ripoll, H., Gazzolo, L., Doutheau, A., Saba, A., Gore, J. Biochimie (1987) [Pubmed]
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