Pure manganese(III) 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-benzoic acid)porphyrin (MnTBAP) is not a superoxide dismutase mimic in aqueous systems: a case of structure–activity relationship as a watchdog mechanism in experimental therapeutics and biology

@article{Rebouas2007PureM5,
  title={Pure manganese(III) 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-benzoic acid)porphyrin (MnTBAP) is not a superoxide dismutase mimic in aqueous systems: a case of structure–activity relationship as a watchdog mechanism in experimental therapeutics and biology},
  author={J{\'u}lio Santos Rebouças and Ivan Spasojevi{\'c} and Ines Batini{\'c}-Haberle},
  journal={JBIC Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={289-302}
}
Superoxide is involved in a plethora of pathological and physiological processes via oxidative stress and/or signal transduction pathways. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimics have, thus, been actively sought for clinical and mechanistic purposes. Manganese(III) 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-benzoic acid)porphyrin (MnTBAP) is one of the most intensely explored “SOD mimics” in biology and medicine. However, we show here that this claimed SOD activity of MnTBAP in aqueous media is not corroborated by… CONTINUE READING