Snezana Markovic

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The effects of selenium (Se) on antioxidant defense system in liver and kidneys of rats with cadmium (Cd)-induced toxicity were examined. Cd exposure (15 mg Cd/kg b.m./day as CdCl(2) for 4 weeks) resulted in increased lipid peroxidation (LP) in both organs (p<0.005 and p<0.01). Vitamin C (Vit C) was decreased in the liver (p<0.005), whereas vitamin E (Vit(More)
The antioxidative, antimicrobial and antiproliferative potentials of the methanol extracts of the lichen species Parmelia sulcata, Flavoparmelia caperata, Evernia prunastri, Hypogymnia physodes and Cladonia foliacea were evaluated. The total phenolic content of the tested extracts varied from 78.12 to 141.59 mg of gallic acid equivalent (GA)/g of extract(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the protective role of coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10), 20mg/kg) and Vitamin E (Vit E, 20 IU/kg) alone or in combination against cadmium (Cd, 0.4 mg/kg) induced lipid peroxidation and changes in antioxidant defense system in the rat testes. The obtained results showed that Cd increased lipid peroxidation in the testes,(More)
The present study was designed to investigate whether oxidative stress occurred to erythrocytes in preeclampsia and was related to disease. Indicative markers of oxidative stress and changes in antioxidant defense system were assayed in the erythrocytes of 22 healthy pregnant and 20 women with preeclampsia. Results of our work indicated high concentration(More)
This study deals with total phenolic content, antiproliferative and proapoptotic activity of methanolic extracts from different Teucrium species and the effect on the prooxidant/antioxidant status in HCT-116 cells. The total phenolic content of the extracts was measured spectrophotometricaly and the obtained results ranged from 56.62 mg/g to 172.50 mg GA/g.(More)
There is a strong interest in the investigation of extremely low frequency Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) in the clinic. While evidence about anticancer effects exists, the mechanism explaining this effect is still unknown. We investigated in vitro, and with computer simulation, the influence of a 50 Hz EMF on three cancer cell lines: breast cancer(More)
A series of twelve 3-substituted-5,5-diphenylhydantoins was synthesized, including some whose anticonvulsant activities have already been reported in the literature. Their antiproliferative activities against HCT-116 human colon carcinoma cells were evaluated to determine structure–activity relationships. Almost all of the compounds exhibited statistically(More)
In the present study, we evaluated changes of both oxidative stress marker concentrations in erythrocytes and values of blood pressure, as well as their relation during short-term estradiol therapy in preeclampsia. Serum estradiol concentrations were also recorded. The results of this study showed significant decrease of mean arterial pressure (MAP) values(More)
Ascorbic acid (Vit C) is a reducing agent that efficiently quenches potentially damaging free radicals. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of high acute dose of Vit C on redox and antioxidative status in blood of rats. Our study included two groups of Wistar albino rats: I – untreated group (control); II – group treated with Vit C (500 mg/kg(More)
Our study investigated the possible protective effects of coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) and Vitamin E (Vit E) alone or in combination against cadmium (Cd) induced alterations of antioxidant defense system in the rat heart. Male Wistar rats were injected with a single dose of CdCl(2) (0.4mg Cd/kg BW i.p.), CoQ(10) (20mg CoQ(10)/kg BW i.m.) and Vit E (20IU Vit(More)