Characterization of 12-L-hydroperoxyeicosa-5,8,10,14-tetraenoic acid peroxidase in platelets by monoclonal antibody against glutathione peroxidase

Wen Chang Chang, Guey Shyan Fang

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In the present investigation, 12-L-hydroxyeicosa-5,8,14-tetraenoic acid (12-HPETE) peroxidase in the platelet 12-lipoxygenase pathway was characterized by using a monoclonal antibody to erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase. Pure glutathione peroxidase was used for the immunization of mice. Monoclonal antibody directed against the erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase was obtained from hybridomas, following fusion of mouse NS-1 myeloma cells with spleen cells from a mouse immunized with the enzyme. The subclass of monoclonal antibody was immunoglobulin M with κ-light chain. Enzyme activity assays using cumene hydroperoxide and [1-14C]12-HPETE as substrates were employed. The monoclonal antibody reacted with glutathione peroxidase in the cumene hydroperoxide assay. In order to see whether platelet 12-HPETE peroxidase reacts with the monoclonal antibody, platelet cytosol and glutathione peroxidase were incubated with the monoclonal antibody and the antibody was precipitated by goat anti-mouse immunoglobulin M. The activities of platelet 12-HPETE peroxidase and glutathione peroxidase remaining were then assayed by using [1-14C]12-HPETEas substrate. The ability of glutathione peroxidase to transform 12-HPETE to 12-HETE was removed by the monoclonal antibody; however, the activity of platelet cytosol was not removed by the antibody. The results indicated that the antigenic specificity of 12-HPETE peroxidase in the platelet 12-lipoxygenase pathway is different from that of erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
JournalProstaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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