New 4-Hydroxypyridine and 4-Hydroxyquinoline Derivatives as Inhibitors of NADH-ubiquinone Reductase in the Respiratory Chain

Kun Hoe Chung, Kwang Yun Cho, Yasuko Asami, Nobutaka Takahashi, Shigeo Yoshida
1989 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
Many derivatives of 2,3-dim ethoxy-4-hydroxypyridine, which were designed from examination of the structure-activity relationship of piericidins, were tested for inhibition of NADH-UQ reductase. The lipophilic side chain of those compounds was indicated to be a key part for activity and its optimal length was conjectured. By the use of two different phases of assay material, intact mitochondria and submitochondria, the size of a membrane effect was shown to depend on the structure of the side
more » ... ain. 4-Hydroxyquinoline derivatives were also tested for an analogous role in relation to the electron transport function of menaquinone, and they were proven to be inhibitors of NADH-UQ reductase as good as the pyridine derivatives.
doi:10.1515/znc-1989-7-811 fatcat:p3hwblds7bezlnatp5j226frda