Hara P. Misra

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The rate of autoxidation of epinephrine and the sensitivity of this autoxidation to inhibition by superoxide dismutase were both augmented, as the pH was raised from 7.8 --f 10.2. 02-, generated by the xanthine oxidase reaction, caused the oxidation of epinephrine to adrenochrome and the yield of adrenochrome produced per 02introduced, increased with(More)
The oxidation of phenylhydrazine in buffered aqueous solutions is a complex process involving several intermediates. It can be initiated by metal cations, such as Cu2+; in which case EDTA acts as an inhibitor. It can also be intiated by oxyhemoglobin; in which case chelating agents do not interfere. Superoxide radical is both a product of this reaction and(More)
Pirfenidone (Pf), a new broad-spectrum anti-fibrotic agent, is known to offer protection against lung fibrosis in vivo in laboratory animals, and against mitogenesis and collagen formation by human lung fibroblasts in vitro. Because reactive oxygen species are thought to be involved in these events, we investigated the mechanism(s) by which Pf ameliorates(More)
Polyamines (cadaverine, putrescine, spermidine, spermine) have been shown to be present in all prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and proposed to be important anti-inflammatory agents. Some polyamines at high concentrations are known to scavenge superoxide radicals in vitro. We have investigated the possible antioxidant properties of polyamines and found(More)
  • H P Misra
  • The Journal of biological chemistry
  • 1979
Diethyldithiocarbamate reacted with superoxide dismutase from bovine erythrocytes. Changes in both optical and esr spectra, which accompanied this reaction, indicated involvement of the Cu(II). The reaction was accelerated by raising the concentrations of the reactants, elevating the temperature, and lowering the pH, in the range 10.2 to 5.5, and it was(More)