Echinochrome, a naturally occurring iron chelator and free radical scavenger in artificial and natural membrane systems.

Abstract

Echinochrome, or 6-ethyl-2,3,5,7,8-pentahydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone, possesses cardioprotective activity, and diminishes the myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury that is known to be accompanied by free-radical oxidative damage and calcium overload. In this study, we investigated the lipophilicity of echinochrome, its ability to inhibit free-radical… (More)

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