Acetaminophen (paracetamol) inhibits myeloperoxidase-catalyzed oxidant production and biological damage at therapeutically achievable concentrations

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Show simple item record Koelsch, Maud en_US Mallak, Roger en_US Graham, Garry en_US Kajer, Tracey en_US Milligan, Marian en_US Nguyen, Ly en_US Newsham, Dawn en_US Keh, Jeremy en_US Kettle, Anthony en_US Scott, Kieran en_US Ziegler, John en_US Pattison, David en_US Fu, Shanlin en_US Hawkins, Clare en_US Rees, Martin en_US Davies, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-02-10T06:09:03Z 2012-02-10T06:09:03Z 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003304 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Koelsch Maud et al. 2010, 'Acetaminophen (paracetamol) inhibits myeloperoxidase-catalyzed oxidant production and biological damage at therapeutically achievable concentrations', Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, vol. 79, no. 8, pp. 1156-1164. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0006-2952 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The heme peroxidase enzyme myeloperoxidase (MPO) is released by activated neutrophils and monocytes, where it uses hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to catalyze the production of the potent oxidants hypochlorous acid (HOCl), hypobromous acid (HOBr) and hypothiocyanous acid (HOSCN) from halide and pseudohalide (SCN-) ions. These oxidants have been implicated as key mediators of tissue damage in many human inflammatory diseases including atherosclerosis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis and some cancers. It is shown here that acetaminophen (paracetamol), a phenol-based drug with analgesic and antipyretic actions, is an efficient inhibitor of HOCl and HOBr generation by isolated MPO?H2O2?halide systems. With physiological halide concentrations, acetaminophen concentrations required for 50% inhibition of oxidant formation (IC50) were 77 ? 6 ?M (100 mM Cl-) and 92 ? 2 ?M (100 mM Cl- plus 100 ?M Br-), as measured by trapping of oxidants with taurine. The IC50 for inhibition of HOCl generation by human neutrophils was ca. 100 ?M. These values are lower than the maximal therapeutic plasma concentrations of acetaminophen (=150 ?M) resulting from typical dosing regimes. Acetaminophen did not diminish superoxide generation by neutrophils, as measured by lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence. Inhibition of HOCl production was associated with the generation of fluorescent acetaminophen oxidation products, consistent with acetaminophen acting as a competitive substrate of MPO. Inhibition by acetaminophen was maintained in the presence of heparan sulfate and extracellular matrix, materials implicated in the sequestration of MPO at sites of inflammation in vivo. Overall, these data indicate that acetaminophen may be an important modulator of MPO activity in vivo. en_US
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dc.publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd en_US
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dc.title Acetaminophen (paracetamol) inhibits myeloperoxidase-catalyzed oxidant production and biological damage at therapeutically achievable concentrations en_US
dc.parent Biochemical Pharmacology en_US
dc.journal.volume 79 en_US
dc.journal.number 8 en_US
dc.publocation United States en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1156 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1164 en_US SCI.Chemistry and Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111500 en_US
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dc.percentage 100 en_US Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences en_US
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dc.description.keywords Paracetamol, Acetaminophen, Myeloperoxidase, Oxidation, Neutrophil en_US

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