Cytochrome c release and caspase activation in hydrogen peroxide- and tributyltin-induced apoptosis.


The ability of H2O2 and tributyltin (TBT) to trigger pro-caspase activation via export of cytochrome c from mitochondria to the cytoplasm was investigated. Treatment of Jurkat T lymphocytes with H2O2 resulted in the appearance of cytochrome c in the cytosol within 2 h. This was at least 1 h before caspase activation was observed. TBT caused cytochrome c… (More)