Measuring the oxidation of heme compounds in heart homogenates from rats supplemented with dietary antioxidants.

Abstract

Protection by antioxidant nutrients against oxidative damage in rat heart homogenates was studied. Following spontaneous oxidation of heart homogenates from rats fed vitamin E, selenium, or beta-carotene, oxidized heme proteins (OHP) and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) were measured. The absorbance spectra of oxidized and reduced heme… (More)

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