Pinealectomy increases oxidant damage in kidney and testis caused by hyperthyroidism in rats.

@article{Moulko2006PinealectomyIO,
  title={Pinealectomy increases oxidant damage in kidney and testis caused by hyperthyroidism in rats.},
  author={Rasim Moğulkoç and Abdulkerim Kasim Baltaci and Leyla Aydin and Esma Oztekin and Işik Tuncer},
  journal={Cell biochemistry and function},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={449-53}
}
Thyroid hormones regulate energy metabolism and act on mitochondria which are an important source of free radicals in the cell. The pineal gland activates antioxidant systems via melatonin secretion and thus has a protective function in body tissues. The present study was conducted to determine the oxidative damage caused by hyperthyroidism in kidney and testis tissues of pinealectomized rats. Experimental animals were allocated to three groups: 1, control group; 2, sham pinealectomy… CONTINUE READING

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…