Starvation-related alterations in free radical tissue defense mechanisms in rats.

@article{Wohaieb1987StarvationrelatedAI,
  title={Starvation-related alterations in free radical tissue defense mechanisms in rats.},
  author={Saleh A. Wohaieb and David V. Godin},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={1987},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={169-73}
}
Alterations in endogenous free radical-scavenging defense mechanisms of rat tissues after body weight loss (induced by starvation for 72 h) associated with hypoinsulinemia were investigated. The activities of catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-PX), and glutathione (GSSG) reductase as well as levels of reduced glutathione (GSH) were examined in several tissues and in erythrocytes. A complex pattern of changes was observed. CAT activities were increased in the… CONTINUE READING