Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) protects rat skeletal muscle against ischemia-reperfusion-induced oxidative stress.

Oxygen-derived free radicals have been implicated in the pathogenesis of skeletal muscle injury after ischemia-reperfusion. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, an active component of propolis extract, exhibits antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and alpha-tocopherol (vit E) on ischemia… (More)