Copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD) in antioxidant deficient pigs.

  title={Copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD) in antioxidant deficient pigs.},
  author={B G de Gritz},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Veterinarmedizin. Reihe A},
  volume={42 9},
  • B G de Gritz
  • Published 1995 in Zentralblatt fur Veterinarmedizin. Reihe A
Six piglets, aged 4 weeks (weaning) at the beginning of the experiment, were fed a diet lacking antioxidants (vitamin E and selenium) and enriched with oxidated cod liver oil (the peroxide value of which was 112.54 meqv/kg). Four of the experimental pigs were killed for necropsy at the age of 2 months and the remaining two pigs at the age of 3 months. Two piglets from the same litter served as controls. Myodegeneration of the skeletal muscles was induced in the experimental group… CONTINUE READING