Regulation of superoxide dismutase activity during deep hypothermia by simultaneous administration of water- and lipid-soluble antioxidants

Abstract

Alongside anti-hypoxia activity, the method of deep hypothermia causes discoordination of metabolism in the heart. This is due to increased secretion of catecholamines in the process of cooling, to activation in free radical generation and lipid peroxidation. Pantethine and alpha-tocopherol were used. Pantethine reduced lipid peroxidation, preserved reaction activity of catalyzing resyntheses and transport of high energetic compounds in the heart, while alpha-tocopherol prevented lipid peroxidation activation and decrease in SOD. Simultaneous use of pantethine and alpha-tocopherol caused increase in SOD and normalization of heart metabolism. Thus, for protection of the heart against excessive free radical generation under deep hypothermia simultaneous use of antioxidants like pantethine and alpha-tocopherol is necessary.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00840178

3 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Skesters1991RegulationOS, title={Regulation of superoxide dismutase activity during deep hypothermia by simultaneous administration of water- and lipid-soluble antioxidants}, author={Andrejs P. Skesters and L. J. Utno and M. J. Girgensone}, journal={Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine}, year={1991}, volume={111}, pages={772-775} }