Anti-oxidant enzymes and related elements in term and preterm newborns.

@article{Nassi2009AntioxidantEA,
  title={Anti-oxidant enzymes and related elements in term and preterm newborns.},
  author={Niccol{\`o} Nassi and Vanessa Ponziani and Matteo Becatti and Paola Selene Baltazar Galvan and Gianpaolo Donzelli},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={
          183-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although oxidative stress-related diseases mostly affect neonates with extremely low birthweight, healthy preterm newborns might also be at risk of oxidative damages. The aim of the present study was to verify this possibility. METHODS Urinary 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx) and superoxide dismutase (SOD), plasma and erythrocyte concentrations of selenium, zinc and copper were measured until 100 days of life in 30 preterm infants… CONTINUE READING
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