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Effects of mono-, di- and tri-hydroxybenzoic acids on the nitrosation of propranolol: structure-activity relationship.
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PMID:  11152975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nitrosation of propranolol under standard conditions recommended by the World Health Organization (10mM propranolol hydrochloridre, 40mM sodium nitrite, pH 3.5) was performed in the absence and in the presence of benzoic acid and of twelve mono-, di- and tri-hydroxybenzoic acids, added to the nitrosation mixture in concentrations ranging from 2 to 40mM, in order to examine their effect on the nitrosation reaction. The yield of N-nitrosopropranol (NOP) was reduced by benzoic acid and, with potency decreasing in the following order, by 2,3,4-tri-hydroxybenzoic acid>/=3,4-tri-hydroxybenzoic acid>2,5-di-hydroxybenzoic acid>2,3-di-hydroxybenzoic acid>3-hydroxybenzoic acid>2-hydroxybenzoic acid>3,4,5-tri-hydroxybenzoic acid>4-hydroxybenzoic acid; their inhibiting effect was concentration-dependent. In contrast, 2,4-di-hydroxybenzoic acid, 2,6-di-hydroxybenzoic acid and 2,4,6-tri-hydroxybenzoic acid caused an increase in the yield of NOP that was inversely related to their concentration. 3,5-Di-hydroxybenzoic acid was substantially inactive. These findings indicate that, depending on the positions of carboxyl group and hydroxyl groups on the benzene ring, mono-, di- and tri-hydroxybenzoic acids may inhibit or hasten nitrosation reactions. As compared with benzenediols and benzenetriols [Mutat. Res. 398 (1998) 75], hydroxybenzoic acids inhibit the nitrosation of propranolol to a greater extent and have the advantage of being nonmutagenic and less toxic.
E Sottofattori; A Martelli; G Brambilla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mutation research     Volume:  490     ISSN:  0027-5107     ISO Abbreviation:  Mutat. Res.     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-26     Completed Date:  2001-03-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400763     Medline TA:  Mutat Res     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Genoa, I-16132 Genoa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Area Under Curve
Hydroxybenzoic Acids / chemistry*
Propranolol / chemistry*
Structure-Activity Relationship*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydroxybenzoic Acids; 525-66-6/Propranolol

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