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Loomis & Lipmann  m = 4 kcal/mol  m = 12 kcal/mol.

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2 Loomis & Lipmann

3  m = 4 kcal/mol  m = 12 kcal/mol

4 Mitochondrial uncoupling is physiologically mediated by uncoupling proteins

5 Mecanismo de Produção de Calor pelo Tecido Adiposo Marrom Termografia do infravermelho emitido pela superfície dorsal de um rato com uma semana de vida. O ponto amarelo "quente" se sobrepõe ao depósito de BAT.

6 Brown adipose tissue is rich in mitochondria and uncoupling protein 1

7 Termogênese independente de contração muscular Tecido Adiposo Branco-WAT pouco vascularizado poucas mitocôndrias x132 Tecido Adiposo Marrom-BAT altamente vascularizado muitas mitocôndrias  BAT (Tecido Adiposo Marrom)  Mamíferos hibernantes  Pequenos mamíferos  Mamíferos jovens (incluindo humanos)  Adapatção ao frio


9 Responsiveness of BAT related to gender and age


11 BAT activity contributes to energy expenditure in adult humans

12 Methamphetamine-induced malignant hyperthermia are mediated by mitochondrial uncoupling Pharmacology: uncoupling the agony from ecstasy. Mills EM, Banks ML, Sprague JE, Finkel T. Nature. 2003 Nov 27;426(6965):403-4.

13 Mitochondrial uncoupling reduces insulin secretion in pancreatic beta cells


15 Energy from electrons flow generates heat in plants !!! Roger Seymour University of Adelaide Australia

16 Heat generation in thermogenic plants depends on the increase of oxygen consumption

17 Heat generation in thermogenic plants depends on the increase of oxygen consumption


19 A long time ago in a galaxy Not so far away...

20 Mitochondria may allow multicellular organization through increased the energy efficiency

21 Meganeura sp. Carboniferous gigantism is related to increased atmosferic levels of oxygen


23 A encruzilhada dos anaeróbicos...

24 Exposição à O 2 100% causa lesão pulmonar

25 Oxigênio possui elétrons desemparelhados



28 Free radicals Atoms or molecules that have at least one unpaired electron. Reach equillibrium donating or removing na electrons from the nearest molecule. Highly reactive species !

29 Reactive oxygen species (ROS) Derived from molecular oxygen Free radicals superoxide, O 2 · - Hydroxyl radical, OH · Peroxyl radical, ROO · Alkoxyl radical, RO · Hydroperoxyl radical, HO 2 · Non-radical reactive oxygen species Hydrogen peroxide, H 2 O 2 (Fenton´s reaction) Hypochlorous Acid, HClO Ozone, O 3


31 Evidence 1) Longer lived species exhibit decreased levels of oxidative damage, decreased susceptibility to oxidative stress, and decreased generation of reactive oxygen species. 2) Results have demonstrated that the overexpression of catalase, increased both the average lifespan and maximum lifespan of mice by 20%. 3) Mutant strains of Caenorhabditis elegans that are more susceptible to free radicals have shortened lifespans, and vice versa. 4) Drosophila that have mutations in enzymes relating to reactive oxygen species metabolism have also been shown to have dramatically reduced life-spans, increased susceptibility to oxidative stress and ionizing radiation, partial female and complete male sterility. 5) Antioxidant supplementation has not been conclusively shown to produce an extension of lifespan in a mammal. Free radical theory of aging AGING - A THEORY BASED ON FREE-RADICAL AND RADIATION-CHEMISTRY HARMAN, D. JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY, 11, 3, 298-300


33 Mitochondria represent one of the major sources of ROS/RNS


35 ROS A geração das ROS depende do estado metabólico da mitocôndria Mitochondrial ROS generation depends of  m

36 The ‘good side’ of free radicals a massive production of ROS as immunity instrument Leukocytes Macrophages Lymphocytes Myeloperoxidase = hypochlorpous acid NADPH oxidase = superoxide Bernard Babior BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE MECHANISMS - PRODUCTION BY LEUKOCYTES OF SUPEROXIDE A POTENTIAL BACTERICIDAL AGENT. BABIOR, BM; KIPNES, RS; CURNUTTE, JT. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION, 52, 3, 741-744

37 Oxidative damage to lipids Damage unsaturated bonds loss RONS metabolites generation (aldehydes) Sequel changes in fluidity and permeability of membranes (cell lysis) membranes integral enzymes are influenced

38 Oxidative damage to proteins Damage agregation, fragmentation and cleveage reaction with heme iron functional group modification Sequel changes in enzyme activity Proteolysis Aggregation

39 Oxidative damage to DNA Damage saccharide ring cleveage base modification chain breakeage Sequel mutation translation mistakes Protein synthesis inhibition

40 Oxidative stress Equilibrium failure between generation and removal of ROS / RNS leads to

41 Antioxidant defenses Preventives Inhibit ROS/RNS generation Scavengers Scavenge unpaired ROS/RNS electrons Repair Correct molecules damaged by ROS/RNS

42 Antioxidants and scavengers enzymes Superoxide dismutase, Catalase, Glutathione peroxidase nonenzymatic a) fixed in membranes (  -tocopherol,  -carotene) b) out of membranes (ascorbate, transferrin, bilirubin)

43 Antioxidant enzymes in mitochondria [ O 2 ] - H2O2H2O2 SOD CATALASE H 2 O + ½ O 2 Fe 2+ Fenton reaction OH. + Fe 3+ + OH - GPx 2 H 2 O 2GSH GSSG GR NADPH.H + NADP +

44 Low-molecular weigth antioxidants I Ascorbate (vitamin C) a)Important antioxidant in extra and in intracellular compartments b)Present in aqueous environments c)Reduces O 2 ·, - OH ·, ROO·, RO ·

45 Low-molecular weight antioxidants II  -tocopherol (vitamin E) a) Membrane associated antioxidant b) Stored mainly in the adipose tissue, the liver and in muscles, the principal role of vitamin E is as a powerful antioxidant, protecting body cells from the detrimental effects of free radicals and protecting unsaturated lipids against oxidation.

46 Low-molecular weight antioxidants III Glutathione a) Tripeptide present in all mammalian cells (SH group) b) Important redox buffer (2 GSH  GSSG + 2e - + 2H + ) c) ROS elimination, stabilisation in reduction form (SH-groups, tocopheryl and ascorbate regeneration) d) Substrate of glutathione peroxidases


48 Parkinson’s Disease & ROS









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