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Alexander PeskinResearch Fellow

BSc, DrSc, PhD(Moscow)

Email alexander.peskin@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 364 0898

Research interests

Dr Alexander Peskin graduated from Moscow State University and received his PhD and DSc (Habilitation) from the Russian Academy of Sciences. He worked as an Eleanor Roosevelt Fellow of the International Union Against Cancer at the Swiss Institute for Cancer Research (Cerutti lab) and as a Visiting Scientist at Lodz University (Bartosz lab), before joining the Centre for Free Radical Research in 1998.

Dr Peskin’s expertise lies in biochemistry and enzymology, with a particular interest in thiol biochemistry. His original research focussed on superoxide dismutase and cancer, and the biochemistry of chloramines, and more recently he has been investigating the complex biochemical properties of the peroxiredoxins.

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Publications

Pace, P. E., Peskin, A. V., Winterbourn, C. C., & Hampton, M. B. (2022, August). Disrupting the oligomeric structure of peroxiredoxins in cancer cells using CRISPR. Poster session presented at the CRISPR Technologies Satellite Meeting: Queenstown Research Week, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Peskin, A. V., Meotti, F. C., Kean, K. M., Göbl, C., Peixoto, A. S., Pace, P. E., … Winterbourn, C. C. (2021). Modifying the resolving cysteine affects the structure and hydrogen peroxide reactivity of peroxiredoxin 2. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 296, 100494. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2021.100494

Peskin, A. V., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2021). The enigma of 2-Cys peroxiredoxins: What are their roles? Biochemistry (Moscow), 86(1), 84-91. doi: 10.1134/S0006297921010089

Peskin, A. V., Meotti, F. C., de Souza, L. F., Anderson, R. F., Winterbourn, C. C., & Salvador, A. (2020). Intra-dimer cooperativity between the active site cysteines during the oxidation of peroxiredoxin 2. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 158, 115-125. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.07.007

Kouakou Ahuie, G., Gagnon, H., Pace, P. E., Peskin, A. V., Wagner, P. R. J., Naylor, S., & Klarskov, K. (2020). Investigating protein thiol chemistry associated with dehydroascorbate, homocysteine and glutathione using mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 34, e8774. doi: 10.1002/rcm.8774

Vissers, M. C. M., Pullar, J. M., & Peskin, A. V. (2018). Myeloperoxidase-derived oxidants hypochlorous acid and chloramines: Microbicidal marvels and inflammatory mischief makers. In M. C. M. Vissers, M. B. Hampton & A. J. Kettle (Eds.), Hydrogen peroxide metabolism in health and disease. (pp. 305-326). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

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Peskin, A. V., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2021). The enigma of 2-Cys peroxiredoxins: What are their roles? Biochemistry (Moscow), 86(1), 84-91. doi: 10.1134/S0006297921010089

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Peskin, A. V., Meotti, F. C., Kean, K. M., Göbl, C., Peixoto, A. S., Pace, P. E., … Winterbourn, C. C. (2021). Modifying the resolving cysteine affects the structure and hydrogen peroxide reactivity of peroxiredoxin 2. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 296, 100494. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2021.100494

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Kouakou Ahuie, G., Gagnon, H., Pace, P. E., Peskin, A. V., Wagner, P. R. J., Naylor, S., & Klarskov, K. (2020). Investigating protein thiol chemistry associated with dehydroascorbate, homocysteine and glutathione using mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 34, e8774. doi: 10.1002/rcm.8774

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Peskin, A. V., Meotti, F. C., de Souza, L. F., Anderson, R. F., Winterbourn, C. C., & Salvador, A. (2020). Intra-dimer cooperativity between the active site cysteines during the oxidation of peroxiredoxin 2. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 158, 115-125. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.07.007

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Peskin, A. V., Pace, P. E., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2019). Enhanced hyperoxidation of peroxiredoxin 2 and peroxiredoxin 3 in the presence of bicarbonate/CO2. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 145, 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.09.010

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Pace, P. E., Peskin, A. V., Konigstorfer, A., Jasoni, C. L., Winterbourn, C. C., & Hampton, M. B. (2018). Peroxiredoxin interaction with the cytoskeletal-regulatory protein CRMP2: Investigation of a putative redox relay. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 129, 383-393. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2018.10.407

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Yewdall, N. A., Peskin, A. V., Hampton, M. B., Goldstone, D. C., Pearce, F. G., & Gerrard, J. A. (2018). Quaternary structure influences the peroxidase activity of peroxiredoxin 3. Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications, 497(2), 558-563. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2018.02.093

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Peskin, A. V., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2017). Assay of superoxide dismutase activity in a plate assay using WST-1. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 103, 188-191. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2016.12.033

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Peskin, A. V., Pace, P. E., Behring, J. B., Paton, L. N., Soethoudt, M., Bachschmid, M. M., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2016). Glutathionylation of the active site cysteines of peroxiredoxin 2 and recycling by glutaredoxin. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291(6), 3053-3062. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.692798

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Poynton, R. A., Peskin, A. V., Haynes, A. C., Lowther, W. T., Hampton, M. B., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2016). Kinetic analysis of structural influences on the susceptibility of peroxiredoxins 2 and 3 to hyperoxidation. Biochemical Journal, 473, 411-421. doi: 10.1042/bj20150572

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Winterbourn, C. C., & Peskin, A. V. (2016). Kinetic approaches to measuring peroxiredoxin reactivity. Molecules & Cells, 39(1), 26-30. doi: 10.14348/molcells.2016.2325

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Cheah, F.-C., Peskin, A. V., Wong, F.-L., Ithnin, A., Othman, A., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2014). Increased basal oxidation of peroxiredoxin 2 and limited peroxiredoxin recycling in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase-deficient erythrocytes from newborn infants. FASEB Journal, 28(7), 3205-3210. doi: 10.1096/fj.14-250050

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Soethoudt, M., Peskin, A. V., Dickerhof, N., Paton, L. N., Pace, P. E., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2014). Interaction of adenanthin with glutathione and thiol enzymes: Selectivity for thioredoxin reductase and inhibition of peroxiredoxin recycling. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 77, 331-339. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2014.09.025

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Pace, P. E., Peskin, A. V., Han, M.-H., Hampton, M. B., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2013). Hyperoxidized peroxiredoxin 2 interacts with the protein disulphide isomerase ERp46. Biochemical Journal, 453, 475-485. doi: 10.1042/BJ20130030

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Peskin, A. V., Dickerhof, N., Poynton, R. A., Paton, L. N., Pace, P. E., Hampton, M. B., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2013). Hyperoxidation of peroxiredoxins 2 and 3: Rate constants for the reactions of the sulfenic acid of the peroxidatic cysteine. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288, 14170-14177. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.460881

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Kato, Y., Peskin, A. V., Dickerhof, N., Harwood, D. T., & Kettle, A. J. (2012). Myeloperoxidase catalyzes the conjugation of serotonin to thiols via free radicals and tryptamine-4,5-dione. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 25(11), 2322-2332. doi: 10.1021/tx300218f

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Kelso, G. F., Maroz, A., Cochemé, H. M., Logan, A., Prime, T. A., Peskin, A. V., Winterbourn, C. C., James, A. M., … Brooker, S., Porteous, C. M., … Smith, R. A. J. (2012). A mitochondria-targeted macrocyclic Mn(II) superoxide dismutase mimetic. Chemistry & Biology, 19(10), 1237-1246. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2012.08.005

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Karton, A., Nagy, P., Betz, A., Peskin, A. V., Pace, P., O'Reilly, R. J., Hampton, M. B., … Winterbourn, C. C. (2011). Model for the exceptional reactivity of peroxiredoxins 2 and 3 with hydrogen peroxide; a kinetic and computational study. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286(20), 18048-18055. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M111.232355

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Peskin, A. V., Cox, A. G., Nagy, P., Morgan, P. E., Hampton, M. B., Davies, M. J., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2010). Removal of amino acid, peptide and protein hydroperoxides by reaction with peroxiredoxins 2 and 3. Biochemical Journal, 432, 313-321. doi: 10.1042/BJ20101156

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Cox, A. G., Peskin, A. V., Paton, L. N., Winterbourn, C. C., & Hampton, M. B. (2009). Redox potential and peroxide reactivity of human peroxiredoxin 3. Biochemistry, 48(27), 6495-6501. doi: 10.1021/bi900558g

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Peskin, A. V., Turner, R., Maghzal, G. J., Winterbourn, C. C., & Kettle, A. J. (2009). Oxidation of methionine to dehydromethionine by reactive halogen species generated by neutrophils. Biochemistry, 48(42), 10175-10182. doi: 10.1021/bi901266w

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Stacey, M. M., Peskin, A. V., Vissers, M. C., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2009). Chloramines and hypochlorous acid oxidize erythrocyte peroxiredoxin 2. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 47(10), 1468-1476. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2009.08.022

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Low, F. M., Hampton, M. B., Peskin, A. V., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2007). Peroxiredoxin 2 functions as a noncatalytic scavenger of low-level hydrogen peroxide in the erythrocyte. Blood, 109(6), 2611-2617.

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Peskin, A. V., Low, F. M., Paton, L. N., Maghzal, G. J., Hampton, M. B., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2007). The high reactivity of peroxiredoxin 2 with H2O2 is not reflected in its reaction with other oxidants and thiol reagents. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 282(16), 11885-11892.

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Peskin, A. V., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2006). Taurine chloramine is more selective than hypochlorous acid at targeting critical cysteines and inactivating creatine kinase and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 40, 45-53.

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Peskin, A. V., Midwinter, R. G., Harwood, D. T., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2005). Chlorine transfer between glycine, taurine, and histamine: Reaction rates and impact on cellular reactivity [Erratum version of the 2004 publication of the same title]. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 38(3), 397-405.

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Midwinter, R. G., Peskin, A. V., Vissers, M. C. M., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2004). Extracellular oxidation by taurine chloramine activates ERK via the epidermal growth factor receptor. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 279(31), 32205-32211.

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Peskin, A. V., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2003). Histamine chloramine reactivity with thiol compounds, ascorbate, and methionine and with intracellular glutathione. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 35(10), 1252-1260.

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Winterbourn, C. C., Peskin, A. V., & Parsons-Mair, H. N. (2002). Thiol oxidase activity of copper, zinc superoxide dismutase. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 277(3), 1906-1911.

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Wood, J. E., Senthilmohan, S. T., & Peskin, A. (2002). Antioxidant activity of procyanidin-containing plant extracts at different pHs. Food Chemistry, 77(2), 155-161.

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Peskin, A. V., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2001). Kinetics of the reactions of hypochlorous acid and amino acid chloramines with thiols, methionine, and ascorbate. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 30, 572-579.

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Peskin, A., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2000). A microtiter plate assay for superoxide dismutase using a water soluble tetrazolium salt (WST-1). Clinica Chimica Acta, 293, 157-166.

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Peskin, A. (2003). Science and political dictatorship [Correspondence]. Nature Reviews Genetics. Retrieved from http://www.nature.com/nrg/archive/correspondence_mf.html

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Pace, P., Peskin, A. V., Jasoni, C. L., Winterbourn, C., & Hampton, M. (2016). Interaction of peroxiredoxin 2 with collapsin response mediator protein 2. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 100(Suppl.), (pp. S47). doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2016.10.126

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Peskin, A., Pace, P., Behring, J., Paton, L., Soethoudt, M., Bachschmid, M., & Winterbourn, C. (2015). Glutathionylation at the Active Sites of Peroxiredoxin 2 and Recycling by Glutaredoxin. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 87(Suppl. 1), (pp. 105). doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2015.10.276

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Winterbourn, C. C., Cheah, F.-C., & Peskin, A. V. (2014). Increased basal oxidation and limited recycling of peroxiredoxin 2 in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficient erythrocytes. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 76(Suppl. 1), (pp. S161). doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2014.10.075

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pace, P. E., Peskin, A. V., Hampton, M. B., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2012). Hydrogen peroxide dependent interaction of peroxiredoxin 2 with ERp46. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 53(Suppl. 1), (pp. S210). doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2012.08.440

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pace, P., Peskin, A., Hampton, M., & Winterbourn, C. (2012). Hydrogen peroxide-dependent interaction of peroxiredoxin 2 with ERp46. Proceedings of the Oxygen Theme Meeting. (pp. 32). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/research/otago051864.pdf

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Peskin, A. V., Dickerhof, N., Poynton, R. A., Pace, P., Hampton, M. B., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2012). Kinetics of hyperoxidation of human peroxiredoxin 2. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 53(Suppl. 1), (pp. S210-S211). doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2012.08.441

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Poynton, R., Peskin, A., Dickerhof, N., Paton, L., Winterbourn, C., & Hampton, M. (2012). Kinetics of peroxiredoxin 2 and 3 hyperoxidation. Proceedings of the Oxygen Theme Meeting. (pp. 14). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/research/otago051864.pdf

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Peskin, A. V., Cox, A. G., Nagy, P., Morgan, P. E., Hampton, M. B., Davies, M. J., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2009). Rapid removal of amino acid, peptide and protein peroxides. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 47(Suppl. 1), (pp. S150-S151). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pace, P. E., Peskin, A. V., Winterbourn, C. C., & Hampton, M. B. (2022, August). Disrupting the oligomeric structure of peroxiredoxins in cancer cells using CRISPR. Poster session presented at the CRISPR Technologies Satellite Meeting: Queenstown Research Week, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Pace, P. E., Peskin, A. V., Han, M.-H., Hampton, M. B., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2013, August). Hyperoxidized peroxiredoxin 2 interacts with the protein disulphide isomerase ERp46. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Peskin, A. V., Dickerhof, N., Paton, L. N., Poynton, R. A., Pace, P., Hampton, M. B., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2013, August). Hyperoxidation of human peroxiredoxin 2 and 3. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Poynton, R. A., Peskin, A. V., Dickerhof, N., Lowther, T. W., Betz, A., Winterbourn, C. C., & Hampton, M. B. (2013, August). Kinetics and biochemical properties of peroxiredoxin 3 hyperoxidation. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Soethoudt, M., Peskin, A. V., Dickerhof, N., & Winterbourn, C. C. (2013, August). The diterpenoid Adenanthin favors binding to glutathione over peroxiredoxin 2 in erythrocytes. Poster session presented at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Peskin, A. (2011, September). Hyperoxidation of human peroxiredoxin II. Poster session presented at the European Science Federation and European Molecular Biology Organization (ESF-EMBO) Symposium: Glutathione and Related Thiols in Living Cells, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Peskin, A. (2009, November). Rapid removal of amino acid, peptide and protein peroxides. Poster session presented at the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM) 16th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Peskin, A. (2008, November). Peroxiredoxins are highly efficient scavengers of amino acid and protein hydroperoxides. Poster session presented at the Society for Free Radical Research Australasia Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

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