Effects of tetrahydropterines on the generation of quinones catalyzed by tyrosinase.


Tetrahydrobiopterine (6BH(4)) can diminish the oxidative stress undergone by keratinocytes and melanocytes by reducing the o-quinones generated by the oxidation of the corresponding o-diphenols. We found that 6BH(4) and their analogs reduced all the o-quinones studied. The formal potentials of different quinone/diphenol pairs indicate that the o-quinones… (More)

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