Superoxide dismutase activity of macrocyclic polyamine complexes.


Copper(II) and nickel(II) complexes of macrocyclic polyamine derivatives possessing partial oligopeptide-like structures are found to suppress the xanthine-xanthine oxidase-mediated reduction of nitroblue tetrazolium and also to suppress formazan formation by potassium superoxide. The activity in the superoxide dismutase assay is dependent on ring size… (More)