Participation of metallothionein and superoxide dismutase in the blood of smoking smelters.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Metallothionein (MT) and two forms of superoxide dismutase (SOD), which are dependent on zinc and copper ions, are involved in defense against the same superoxide anion radicals and are present in extra- and intracellular compartments. The aim of our study was to investigate MT concentration and Cu/Zn SOD activity in the plasma and erythrocyte… (More)
DOI: 10.2478/s13382-014-0258-8

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