Evaluation of Mn-superoxide dismutase and catalase gene expression in childhood obesity: its association with insulin resistance.

Background Obesity is associated with oxidative stress. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is the first line of defense against reactive oxygen species (ROS), eliminating the strong superoxide radical and producing H2O2, which can then be degraded by catalase (CAT). The main objective of this study was to evaluate the gene expression antioxidant enzymes (Mn-SOD and… CONTINUE READING