Adaptive response induced by lipid peroxidation products in cell cultures

Zhi Hua Chen, Yasukazu Yoshida, Yoshiro Saito, Noriko Noguchi, Etsuo Niki

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The adaptive response induced by the lipid peroxidation products, such as phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide, lysophosphatidylcholine (LysoPC), 15-deoxy-Δ12,14-prostaglandin J2, 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid, 7-hydroxycholesterol, and cholesterol 5β,6β-epoxide, was investigated in this study. Although these products have been implicated in oxidative stress-related diseases, pretreatment with such compounds at sublethal concentrations significantly protected PC12 cells against subsequent oxidative stress induced by 6-hydroxydopamine. Moreover, 4-HNE and LysoPC also exhibited adaptive protection in human arterial endothelial cells. These findings suggest a general hormetic effect of such compounds in cell cultures and may lead to a reappraisal of the eventual role of reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation in organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-483
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 23
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive response
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Lipid peroxidation products
  • Oxidative stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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