Friedreich Ataxia (FRDA), the most frequent inherited ataxia, is not only characterized by progressive gait and limb ataxia, but in most cases is also accompanied by a severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This life threatening symptom can be ameliorated by the administration of idebenone, a short chain quinone antioxidant, supporting additional evidence that oxidative stress plays a major role in the pathogenesis of this disease. In this study we analyze the combinatorial effect of different antioxidants on cell viability of FRDA fibroblasts and of RAT-1 immortalized fibroblasts exposed to oxidative stress. We find that an equimolar mixture of idebenone and vitamin E is more potent than each of the compound alone. Increased potency was also obtained with a novel synthetic antioxidant (Fe-Aox29) combining the active groups from both idebenone and vitamin E. These results indicate, that idebenone and vitamin E might act synergistically to counteract oxidative stress in fibroblasts from FRDA patients.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2007|
- Friedreich Ataxia
- Oxidative stress
- Vitamin E