Decreased susceptibility of red blood cells to lipid peroxidation in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis.


Red blood cells from alcoholics with and without liver cirrhosis and control subjects were examined for the susceptibility to lipid peroxidation. Red blood cells of patients with liver cirrhosis were found to be less sensitive to hydrogen peroxide-induced peroxidation measured by a new, reliable and sensitive method: the release of pentane during red blood… (More)


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