Singh 2016 Mol Neurobiol

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Singh N, Hroudová J, Fišar Z (2016) In vitro effects of cognitives and nootropics on mitochondrial respiration and monoamine oxidase activity. Mol Neurobiol 54:5894-904.

» PMID: 27660276

Singh N, Hroudova J, Fisar Z (2016) Mol Neurobiol

Abstract: Impairment of mitochondrial metabolism, particularly the electron transport chain (ETC), as well as increased oxidative stress might play a significant role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Some effects of drugs used for symptomatic AD treatment may be related to their direct action on mitochondrial function. In vitro effects of pharmacologically different cognitives (galantamine, donepezil, rivastigmine, 7-MEOTA, memantine) and nootropic drugs (latrepirdine, piracetam) were investigated on selected mitochondrial parameters: activities of ETC complexes I, II + III, and IV, citrate synthase, monoamine oxidase (MAO), oxygen consumption rate, and hydrogen peroxide production of pig brain mitochondria. Complex I activity was decreased by galantamine, donepezil, and memantine; complex II + III activity was increased by galantamine. None of the tested drugs caused significant changes in the rate of mitochondrial oxygen consumption, even at high concentrations. Except galantamine, all tested drugs were selective MAO-A inhibitors. Latrepirdine, donepezil, and 7-MEOTA were found to be the most potent MAO-A inhibitors. Succinate-induced mitochondrial hydrogen peroxide production was not significantly affected by the drugs tested. The direct effect of cognitives and nootropics used in the treatment of AD on mitochondrial respiration is relatively small. The safest drugs in terms of disturbing mitochondrial function appear to be piracetam and rivastigmine. The MAO-A inhibition by cognitives and nootropics may also participate in mitochondrial neuroprotection. The results support the future research aimed at measuring the effects of currently used drugs or newly synthesized drugs on mitochondrial functioning in order to understand their mechanism of action.

Keywords: Cognitives, Mitochondrial respiration, Monoamine oxidase, Nootropics, Reactive oxygen species Bioblast editor: Kandolf G O2k-Network Lab: IN Varanasi Dash D, CZ Prague Fisar Z


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, Pharmacology;toxicology  Pathology: Alzheimer's 

Organism: Pig  Tissue;cell: Nervous system  Preparation: Isolated mitochondria  Enzyme: Complex I, Complex II;succinate dehydrogenase, Complex III, Complex IV;cytochrome c oxidase 

Coupling state: LEAK  Pathway: N, S, ROX  HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

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