4-Hydroperoxy-2-nonenal-induced formation of 1,N2-etheno- 2′-deoxyguanosine adducts

Seon Hwa Lee, Jasbir A. Arora, Tomoyuki Oe, Ian A. Blair

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Analysis of the reaction between 4-hydroperoxy-2-nonenal (HPNE) and 2′-deoxyguanosine (dGuo) by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) revealed the formation of 1,N2-etheno-dGuo as well as heptanone-etheno-dGuo and trace amounts of dihydroxyheptane-etheno-dGuo. Identities of the dGuo adducts were confirmed by comparison with authentic standards. The minor dihydroxyheptane-etheho-dGuo adducts could be generated from 2,3-epoxy-4-hydroxynonanal (EHN), the epoxidation product of 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE). An LC/MS method was developed for the analysis of EHN. No EHN was detected by LC/MS during the decomposition of HPNE. Therefore, the dihydroxyheptane-etheno-dGuo adducts are either generated from a direct reaction between HPNE and dGuo or from another intermediate that cannot be detected by LC/MS. In addition, no HNE-derived hydroxypropano-dGuo adducts were observed. On the basis of these findings, we conclude that HPNE, a primary product of lipid peroxidation, is a major precursor to the formation of 1,N 2-etheno-dGuo. We propose that it arises from the reaction of dGuo and HPNE through the intermediate formation of a cyclic hydroxy-ethano-epoxide derivative. The minor amounts of heptanone-ethano-dGuo adducts that were formed from HPNE in the absence of vitamin C suggest that heptanone-etheno-dGuo can be generated directly from HPNE without the intermediate formation of ONE. Therefore, HPNE can be considered as another lipid hydroperoxide-derived bifunctional electrophile with the potential for biological activities that are similar to HNE and ONE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-786
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Research in Toxicology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology


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