Activities of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in schizophrenic and manic-depressive patients.

@article{Abdalla1986ActivitiesOS,
  title={Activities of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in schizophrenic and manic-depressive patients.},
  author={Dulcineia S. P. Abdalla and Hugo P Monteiro and Joaquim A Oliveira and Etelvino Jos{\'e} Henriques Bechara},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={1986},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={805-7}
}
Activities of superoxide dismutase (EC 1.15.1.1) and glutathione peroxidase (EC 1.11.1.9) in erythrocytes were evaluated in 50 schizophrenic and 20 manic-depressive patients, who were or were not being treated with different neuroleptic drugs, and results were compared with those for 58 normal individuals. Neuroleptic-treated and untreated schizophrenic patients showed similar activities of superoxide dismutase, about 60% higher than those found in normal individuals (p less than 0.001). In… CONTINUE READING