Cotoia 2014 PLoS One

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Cotoia A, Scrima R, Gefter JV, Piccoli C, Cinnella G, Dambrosio M, Fink MP, Capitanio N (2014) p-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate, an intermediate of the Phe/ Tyr catabolism, improves mitochondrial oxidative metabolism under stressing conditions and prolongs survival in rats subjected to profound hemorrhagic shock. PLoS One 9:e90917.

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Cotoia A, Scrima R, Gefter JV, Piccoli C, Cinnella G, Dambrosio M, Fink MP, Capitanio N (2014) PLoS One

Abstract: The aim of this study was to test the effect of a small volume administration of p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate (pHPP) in a rat model of profound hemorrhagic shock and to assess a possible metabolic mechanism of action of the compound. The results obtained show that hemorrhaged rats treated with 2-4% of the estimated blood volume of pHPP survived significantly longer (p<0.001) than rats treated with vehicle. In vitro analysis on cultured EA.hy 926 cells demonstrated that pHPP improved cell growth rate and promoted cell survival under stressing conditions. Moreover, pHPP stimulated mitochondria-related respiration under ATP-synthesizing conditions and exhibited antioxidant activity toward mitochondria-generated reactive oxygen species. The compound effects reported in the in vitro and in vivo analyses were obtained in the same millimolar concentration range. These data disclose pHPP as an efficient energetic substrates-supplier to the mitochondrial respiratory chain as well as an antioxidant supporting the view that the compound warrants further evaluation as a therapeutic agent.


O2k-Network Lab: IT Foggia Capitanio N


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, mt-Medicine, Pharmacology;toxicology 

Stress:Ischemia-reperfusion  Organism: Rat 

Preparation: Intact cells 


Coupling state: LEAK, ROUTINE, ET 

HRR: Oxygraph-2k