Melatonin reduces traumatic brain injury-induced oxidative stress in the cerebral cortex and blood of rats

@inproceedings{enol2014MelatoninRT,
  title={Melatonin reduces traumatic brain injury-induced oxidative stress in the cerebral cortex and blood of rats},
  author={Nilg{\"u}n Şenol and Mustafa Nazıroğlu},
  booktitle={Neural regeneration research},
  year={2014}
}
Free radicals induced by traumatic brain injury have deleterious effects on the function and antioxidant vitamin levels of several organ systems including the brain. Melatonin possesses antioxidant effect on the brain by maintaining antioxidant enzyme and vitamin levels. We investigated the effects of melatonin on antioxidant ability in the cerebral cortex and blood of traumatic brain injury rats. Results showed that the cerebral cortex β-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, reduced glutathione, and… CONTINUE READING