Prevention of Ozonide-Induced Heinz Bodies in human Erythrocytes by Vitamin E.


Methyl oleate ozonide, a proposed intermediary in ozone intoxication, produced Heinz body inclusions in human erythrocytes at concentrations of from 10-4 to 2 x 10-3 M. Daily oral supplementation with either 100 mg or 200 mg of D-alpha-tocopheryl acetate prevented Heinz body formation by methyl oleate ozonide. These observations suggest that the protective… (More)


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