Linoleic acid hydroperoxide increases the transfer of albumin across cultured endothelial monolayers

Bernhard Hennig, Cynthia Enoch, Ching K. Chow

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Exposure to albumin-bound linoleic acid (60 to 150 μM) for 24 h significantly increased the rate of albumin transfer across cultured endothelial monolayers. The increase was dependent on the linoleic acid (18:2) concentration to which the cultures were exposed. Linoleic acid hydroperoxide (18:2-OOH) further accelerated the rate of albumin transfer over that of 18:2. A near maximum albumin transfer was observed after a 2-h incubation with 90 μM 18:2-OOH. Cells exposed to 18:2-OOH caused a marked release of lactate dehydrogenase into the media. On the other hand, 18:2 at concentrations as high as 150 μM, did not significantly affect lactate dehydrogenase release. These results suggest that exposure to 18:2, and in particular to 18:2-OOH, reduces the ability of the endothelium to act as a selective permeability barrier to plasma components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1986

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Funding Information:
i Supported in part by grant HL 34423 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, a grant from the American Heart Association, Kentucky Affiliate; a University of Kentucky Biological Research Support grant; and the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station. ‘To whom correspondence should be addressed.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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