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Age and gender differences in antioxidant enzyme activity : potential relationship to liver carcinogenesis in male mice


Šverko, Višnja; Sobočanec, Sandra; Balog, Tihomir; Marotti, Tatjana
Age and gender differences in antioxidant enzyme activity : potential relationship to liver carcinogenesis in male mice // Biogerontology, 5 (2004), 235-242 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Age and gender differences in antioxidant enzyme activity : potential relationship to liver carcinogenesis in male mice

Autori
Šverko, Višnja ; Sobočanec, Sandra ; Balog, Tihomir ; Marotti, Tatjana

Izvornik
Biogerontology (1389-5729) 5 (2004); 235-242

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Antioxidant enzymes; carcinogenesis; gender; lipid peroxidation

Sažetak
The present study was undertaken to determine whether age- and gender-related changes in lipid peroxidation (LPO) were attributable to difference in hepatic antioxidant defense mechanisms of aging 1, 4, 10 or 18 months old male and female CBA mice. Specifically, total superoxide dismutase (tSOD), glutathion peroxidase (Gpx) and catalase (CAT) activities were examined. As an indicator of liver oxidative damage we determined LPO, expressed in term of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS). LPO increased in both sexes with age. tSOD activity seems to be relatively inert antioxidative enzyme in both sexes of mice. The main changes in antioxidant capacity of mice liver during aging were associated to sex-related CAT and Gpx increament observed in males but not in females. Suprisingly, more than 60 percent of 18 months old males (but none of females) which started to appear at 10 months developed hepatic tumors. The results show that: 1) the increased liver antioxidant capacity of CAT and Gpx in male mice might be a sign of oxidative stress ; 2) the increase in CAT and Gpx activity in male mice are strongly correlated with incidence of hepatic tumors ; 3) significantly increased SOD activity in tumor-bearing mice might have induced damage with accumulated hydrogen peroxide H2O2.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti



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Projekt / tema
0098096

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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