Styrene oxidation to styrene oxide in human erythrocytes is catalyzed by oxyhemoglobin

F. Tursi, M. Samaia, M. Salmona, G. Belvedere

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Abstract

Oxygenated human erythrocytes catalyzed the oxidation of styrene to styrene oxide. This reaction was inhibited by CO but not by superoxide dismutase, catalase and scavengers of hydroxyl radicals. In partially deoxygenated erythrocytes styrene oxidation showed a linear relationship with the molar fraction of oxyhemoglobin. These data indicate that oxyhemoglobin and not free oxygen radicals are involved in styrene oxidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-594
Number of pages2
JournalExperientia
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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