Bromination, Chlorination, and Nitration of Isoflavonoids

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  • Isoflavones have been shown to be beneficial in several chronic diseases in which oxidants are involved. Isoflavones are weak antioxidants when tested in vitro in the context of scavenging lipid peroxyl radicals. However, at sites of inflammation proinftammatory oxidants such as peroxynitrite (ONOO), hypochlorous acid (HOC1), and hypobromous acid (HOBr) are formed that may also react with isoflavones. We present evidence herein, using reverse-phase HPLC-mass spectrometry and proton NMR, that at concentrations of these oxidants formed at these local sites, nitration, chlorination, and bromination of isoflavones occurs.
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  • Boersma BJ; Barnes S; Patel RP; Kirk M; Muccio D; Darley-Usmar VM
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  • 251
  • End Page

  • 261
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  • 807