Protective effect of N‐acetyl‐serotonin on the nonenzymatic lipid peroxidation in rat testicular microsomes and mitochondria

@article{Gavazza2004ProtectiveEO,
  title={Protective effect of N‐acetyl‐serotonin on the nonenzymatic lipid peroxidation in rat testicular microsomes and mitochondria},
  author={Mariana Gavazza and {\'A}ngel Maquieira Catala},
  journal={Journal of Pineal Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={37}
}
Abstract:  N‐acetyl‐serotonin, the immediate precursor of melatonin in the tryptophan metabolic pathway in the pineal gland, has been reported to be an antioxidant. The aim of this study was to test the in vitro protective effect of N‐acetyl‐serotonin on the ascorbate‐Fe++ induced lipid peroxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) located in testis microsomes and mitochondria. We assayed increasing concentrations (0–10 mm) of N‐acetyl‐serotonin in testis microsomes and (0–1 mm) of N… 

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