A proteomic approach to the identification of early molecular targets changed by L-ascorbic acid in NB4 human leukemia cells.


The pro-oxidant effect of L-ascorbic acid (LAA) is toxic to leukemia cells. LAA induces the oxidation of glutathione to its oxidized form (GSSG) and this is followed by a concentration-dependent H(2)O(2) accumulation, which occurs in parallel to the induction of apoptosis. To identify early protein targets of LAA in leukemia cells, we used a differential… (More)