Current Biotechnology

Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto  
Center of Biotechnology and PPGBCM
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, RS


Protection Against Ionizing Radiation Induced Oxidative Damage to Structural and Functional Proteins by Semiquinone Glucoside Derivative Isolated from Radioresistant Bacterium Bacillus sp. INM-1

Author(s): S. Mishra, A.K. Gupta, P. Malhotra, P.K. Singh, R. Pathak, A. Singh, S. Kukreti, H.K. Gautam, S. Javed, Raj Kumar.


Proteins and enzymes are the basic regulatory units in living systems. Radiation-induced damages in protein and enzyme structure can lose their regulatory and biocatalytic properties lead to radiation induced structural and thus functional impairment. In the present study we report in vitro radioprotective efficacy of semiquinone glucoside derivative (SQGD) isolated from a radioresistant bacterium Bacillus sp. INM-01. Radiation induced damage in Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) and its protection by SQGD pre-treatment was evaluated by UV-Vis, Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopic and SDS-PAGE analysis. Protection to functional activity of restriction enzyme (Hind III) by SQGD was analysed through agarose gel electrophoresis. While antioxidant activities of SQGD was analyzed by fluorescence spectro-photometeric analysis using fluorescein as oxidized adduct and 2,2'-azobis(2-amidino-propane) dihydrochloride (AAPH) as oxidizing agent. Significant increase in absorption maxima represented oxidation of BSA with irradiated (600- 1200Gy) samples was observed. Whereas, no such increase in absorption maxima in the irradiated BSA pretreated with SQGD was observed. Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopic analysis showed dose dependent upward shift in the spectra of BSA upon irradiation. While, pre-treatment by SQGD, shift the BSA spectra towards control. NATIVE-PAGE analysis showed a clear smearing in irradiated BSA, which was found to be abolished upon SQGD pre-treatment. Further, significant loss of functional activity of Hind III endonulease was observed upon irradiation, while SQGD pretreatment helps to protect catalytic activity of irradiated Hind III. Thus, in view of above, present study was suggested that SQGD carries excellent radioprotective activities and protects enzymes and proteins against ionizing radiation-induced oxidative damage. In conclusion, SQGD can be used as protector of vital proteins, vitamins, enzymes and other important radiosensitive food supplements during radiosterilization process of food and meat industries.

Keywords: BSA, circular dichroism spectroscopy, radioprotection, restriction enzymes.

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Article Details

Year: 2014
Page: [117 - 126]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/22115501113026660042