Influence of age, sex, and sexual activity on trace element levels and antioxidant enzyme activities in field mice (Apodemus sylvaticus and Mus spretus)

@article{Lopes2002InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of age, sex, and sexual activity on trace element levels and antioxidant enzyme activities in field mice (Apodemus sylvaticus and Mus spretus)},
  author={Paula Alexandra Antunes Br{\'a}s Lopes and Ana Maria Viegas-Crespo and Ana Cl{\'a}udia Nunes and Teresa Pinheiro and Carla Retroz Marques and Maria Cristina J. Santos and Maria da Luz Mathias},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={85},
  pages={227-239}
}
The influence of age, gender and sexual activity on both hepatic levels of some trace elements (Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Se) and the activities of glutathione-S-transferase (GST) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) was investigated in Wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus) and Algerian mice (Mus spretus). Animals were taken from a riverside community of an unpolluted area of central Portugal. Adult A. sylvaticus presented the highest hepatic mean concentrations of Cu and Mn, whereas adult M. spretus had the highest… CONTINUE READING