Can trifluoperazine protect mitochondria against reactive oxygen species-induced damage?
European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, v. 21, n. 4, p. 281-284, 1996.
De Souza Pereira, R.
Trifluoperazine (TFP) (35 μM) prevents mitochondrial transmembrane potential (ΔΨ) collapse and swelling induced by 10 μM Ca2+ plus oxyradicals generated from δ-aminolevulinic acid autoxidation. In contrast with EGTA, TFP cannot restore the totally collapsed ΔΨ. So, TFP might not remove Ca2+ from its 'harmful site', but could impair the ROS-driven cross-linking between membrane -SH proteins. Our data are correlated with the protective uses of TFP against oxidative processes promoted by oxyradicals plus Ca2+.