Protective effect of resveratrol on formation of membrane protein carbonyls and lipid peroxidation in erythrocytes subjected to oxidative stress.
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2009 Dec;34(6):1093-7. PMID: 20029519
Department of Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, 211002 India.
Many of the biological actions of resveratrol have been attributed to its antioxidant properties. In this work, we subjected human erythrocytes to in vitro oxidative stress by incubating them with tert-butylhydroperoxide (t-BHP). This caused a significant increase in the malondialdehyde (MDA) level and the protein carbonyl group content above the basal values. The presence of trans-resveratrol at micromolar concentrations in the incubation medium protected the erythrocytes from t-BHP-induced oxidative stress, as evidenced by the decrease in the MDA level and the protein carbonyl group content. The effect of resveratrol was concentration and time-dependent. Our findings help to explain some of the beneficial effects of resveratrol.