Inhibition of Glutathione Reductase Activity from Baker's Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) By Copper(II) Oxide Nanoparticles and Copper(II) Chloride.

Affiliation

Karadag H(1).
Author information:
(1)Chemistry Department, Science and Letters Faculty, Adiyaman University, 02040, Adıyaman, Turkey. [Email]

Abstract

In this study, glutathione reductase (GR) from baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) was exposed to 0, 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 mg/L copper(II) oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) and copper(II) chloride (CuCl2). Changes in GR% activity upon exposure to 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 mg/L CuO NPs and CuCl2 were found to be + 0.3, - 3.4, - 8.1, - 25.7 and - 37.4 and - 60.7, - 72.7, - 77.8, - 85.3 and - 90.6, respectively. The 50% inhibition concentration (IC50) was 625 ppm (78.6 × 10-4 M) for CuO NPs and 21 ppm (1.56 × 10-4 M) for CuCl2. Moreover, CuO NPs and CuCl2 inhibited GR competitively and noncompetitively, respectively.