Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is vital to the protection of mitochondria and cells against oxidative stress. Earlier, we demonstrated that catalytically active homo-tetramer of MnSOD can be stabilized by oxidative cross-linking. Here we report that this effect may be translated into increased radioresistance of mouse embryonic cells (MECs) by pre-exposure to oxidative stress. Pre-treatment of MECs with antimycin A, rotenone or H2O2 increased their survival after irradiation. Using MnSOD siRNA, we show that MECs with decreased MnSOD levels displayed a lowered ability to preconditioning. Thus oxidative preconditioning may be used for targeted regulation of MnSOD. Structured summary: MINT-7288408: MnSOD (uniprotkb:P04179) and MnSOD (uniprotkb:P04179) physically interact (MI:0915) by zymography (MI:0512).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Nov 3 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology