Ratko M Radojicić

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The effects of acute exposure to cadmium (Cd) on the blood antioxidant defense system, lipid peroxide concentration and hematological parameters, as well as the possible protective role of vitamin E were studied. Male Wistar albino rats (3 months old) were treated with cadmium (0.4 mg Cd/kg b.m., i.p., 24 h before the experiment) or with vitamin E + Cd (20(More)
The activity of the antioxidant defence enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD, EC 1.15.1.1), catalase (CAT, EC 1.11.1.6), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px, EC 1.11.1.9), glutathione reductase (GR, EC 1.6.4.2) and the phase II biotransformation enzyme glutathione-S-transferase (GST, EC 2.5.1.18) in whole mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) were studied. The(More)
The activity of cytosolic antioxidative defence enzymes in the liver and white muscle of thinlip gray mullet (Liza ramada Risso) were compared in winter and spring in the Adriatic Sea. Activity of antioxidative enzymes is functionally organized due to metabolic demands: analyses of variance and correlation analysis revealed tissue- and seasonal- specific(More)
In spring and autumn, the ground squirrel Citellus citellus is awake and active but in winter it usually hibernates. Reawakening from hibernation involves intense metabolic activity in the interscapular brown adipose tissue (IBAT). The IBAT of hibernation animals showed significant increases in the activities of superoxide dismutase (both copper-zinc and(More)
The antioxidant defenses of the liver, erythrocytes, blood plasma, and interscapular brown adipose tissue (IBAT) of male ground squirrels were compared with those of male rats kept under identical conditions and fed the same diet. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), ascorbate, vitamin E, catalase, glutathione, and enzymes of glutathione metabolism were measured. In(More)
Changes in fitness components including larval stage duration, relative growth rate (RGR), and mass of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar L. (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), were investigated in caterpillars fed a synthetic diet with or without a cadmium supplement (10, 30, 100, 250 microg Cd/g dry food weight). Morphometric changes of large protocerebral(More)
Epidemiological and experimental data point to involvement of oxygen derived radicals in the pathogenesis of gynecological disorders, as well as in cancer development. The objective of the present study was to examine changes in activities and levels of copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD) and lipid hydroperoxides (LOOH) in blood and endometrial(More)
1. The activity of antioxidant defense enzymes (SOD, CAT, GSH-Px and GST) was analysed during the autumn and winter in the ground squirrel adapted to 30 degrees C and subsequently exposed to cold for 6 and 24 hr. 2. The liver CAT activity as well as the IBAT CAT and GSH-Px activities differed between animals adapted to 30 degrees C, studied in autumn, and(More)
The activities of biogenic amine deaminating enzymes, monoamine oxidase (MAO), types A and B, copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) scavenging enzyme, catalase, were studied in the hypothalamus of rats treated with dexamethasone (DEX) and corticosterone (CORT) for 2 and 7 days. Only chronic treatment (7 days) with both(More)
Possible interactions between nitric oxide donors, reactive oxygen species and anti-oxidative defence enzymes led us to determine the activities of anti-oxidative defence enzymes in isolated uterine smooth muscle before and after spontaneous rhythmic activity ex vivo. For our experiments we used isolated uteri from female Wistar rats. Our results showed an(More)