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Investigation of the Effect of Loratadine and Calcium Ions on Oxidoreductase Activity of Catalase Enzyme

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Edhem Hasković, Safija Herenda*, Zehra Halilović, Snežana Unčanin, Denis Hasković and Ena Deljkić   Pages 26 - 32 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Background: The Spectrophotometric method is one of the most suitable analytical techniques for testing the activity of enzymes under the influence of various factors.

Methods: The effect of H1-antihistamines of loratadine and calcium ions on enzyme catalase under in vitro conditions was investigated in this paper.

Results and Discussion: It has been shown that loratadine is a partial inhibitor of catalase, but this effect is diminished in the presence of calcium ions. Calcium as well as other cations are important for many biological and cellular functions. The kidneys play a central role in the homeostasis of these ions. The activity of the catalase enzyme under the given conditions, the type of inhibition, and the kinetic parameters of the enzyme reaction were determined.

Conclusion: We concluded that loratadine is a partially competitive inhibitor.

Keywords:

Calcium ions, catalase, enzyme inhibition, inhibitor, loratadine, spectrophotometric method.

Affiliation:

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 33-35, 71000 Sarajevo, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 33-35, 71000 Sarajevo, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 33-35, 71000 Sarajevo, Clinical Center, University of Sarajevo, Clinic of Nephrology, Bolnička 25, 71 000 Sarajevo, Clinical Center, University of Sarajevo, Organizational Unit Clinical Pathology, Cytology and Human Genetics, Bolnicka 25, 71000 Sarajevo, Clinical Center, University of Sarajevo, Organizational Unit Clinical Biochemistry with Immunology, Bolnička 25, 71 000 Sarajevo

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