Neuronal Mitochondrial Toxicity of Malondialdehyde: Inhibitory Effects on Respiratory Function and Enzyme Activities in Rat Brain Mitochondria

Malondialdehyde (MDA) is a product of oxidative damage to lipids, amino acids and DNA, and accumulates with aging and diseases. MDA can possibly react with amines so as to modify proteins and inactivate enzymes; it can also modify nucleosides so as to cause mutagenicity. Brain mitochondrial dysfunction is a major contributor to aging and neurodegenerative… (More)