Female hormones act as natural antioxidants--a survey of our research.

@article{Yagi1997FemaleHA,
  title={Female hormones act as natural antioxidants--a survey of our research.},
  author={Kunio Yagi},
  journal={Acta biochimica Polonica},
  year={1997},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={701-9}
}
  • Kunio Yagi
  • Published 1997 in Acta biochimica Polonica
The increase in the lipid peroxide level in the serum and liver of female mice after bilateral ovariectomy evidenced antioxidant activities of female hormones. This increase was abolished upon administration of female hormones. Similar increase in the level of lipid peroxide was observed in the serum of women who had undergone bilateral ovariectomy. Injection of 2-hydroxyestradiol suppressed the increase in the lipid peroxide level in the liver of rats receiving whole-body gamma-ray irradiation… CONTINUE READING