Changes in the antigenic properties of proteins of laboratory mice during oxidative stress

Abstract

Changes in the level of oxidative damage to proteins in CD1 outbred mice γ irradiated with a dose of 3 Gy have been studied. The changes were estimated from the amount of carbonyl groups (CG) in the proteins. It was found that two hours after exposure to γ radiation, the amount of CG in the cytoplasmic and nuclear fractions of the liver, heart, brain, and spleen sharply increased. Two months after irradiation, the level of CG in the cytoplasmic and nuclear subcellular fractions of the liver and brain decreased to the level of CG in the control animals, which were not exposed to radiation. In the subcellular fractions of the heart and spleen, the increase in the degree of damage was more significant and a high level of damage was observed even two months after irradiation. An enhancement of the antigenic properties of proteins from the liver, heart, and spleen in the postirradiation period was found. Spleen proteins were most immunogenic. A comparison of the antigenic properties of proteins isolated from the tissues 60 days after irradiation revealed a correlation between the level of oxidative damage and the immunogenicity of the total protein fraction.

DOI: 10.1134/S1068162009040086

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@article{Rasskazova2009ChangesIT, title={Changes in the antigenic properties of proteins of laboratory mice during oxidative stress}, author={E. A. Rasskazova and Vladimir B. Sadovnikov}, journal={Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry}, year={2009}, volume={35}, pages={469-473} }