Effect of Tacrolimus on the Production of Oxygen Free Radicals in Hepatic Mitochondria

S.Y. HanE.J. ChangH.J. ChoiC.S. KwakS.I. SuhJ.H. BaeS.B. ParkH.C. KimK.C. Mun
Dept. of Microbiology (미생물학); Dept. of Physiology (생리학); Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학); Dept. of Biochemistry (생화학); Kidney Institute (신장연구소)
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Transplantation Proceedings, Vol.38(7) : 2242-2243, 2006
Objectives. Cyclosporine (CsA) causes side effects that occur mainly in the kidney but also in the liver. Several reports have strongly suggested that the production of oxygen free radicals (OFRs) is a common mechanism of CsA toxicity. However, tacrolimus is believed to suppress the production of OFRs. Methods. We obtained the mitochondrial fraction with 96% purity from rat liver using a sucrose density gradient solution. Zero to 100 mol/L tacrolimus was incubated with the mitochondrial fraction for 6 hours at 37°C. OFRs were evaluated by measuring the fluorescent product from the oxidation of an oxidant-sensitive 2,7-dichlorefluorescein using a VICTOR3 multilabel counter. Results. The fluorescence units for OFR production were increased as the time of exposure to tacrolimus passed from 1 to 6 hours. The fluorescence units in 0.1 mol/L tacrolimus were 6.0 105 at 1 hour, 7.8 105 at 2 hours, 9.0 105 at 3 hours, 10.0 105 at 4 hours, 11.1 105 at 5 hours, and 11.4 105 at 6 hours. However, the fluorescence units were similar although the tacrolimus concentration increases from 0.1 to 100 mol/L. Conclusions. The results in this experiment suggested that tacrolimus induced the production of OFRs depending on the exposure time.
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