Oxygen free radical-mediated heart injury in animal models and during bypass surgery in humans. Effects of alpha-tocopherol.


There is evidence that oxygen free radicals play a role in myocardial ischemic and reperfusion injury. We investigated the effect of ischemia and reperfusion on glutathione status. Reperfusion after prolonged ischemia (60 min) induced an important release of reduced (GSH) and oxidized (GSSG) glutathione, concomitant with an increase of tissue GSSG and no… (More)


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