The hepatoprotective effects of selenium against cadmium toxicity in rats.

@article{Newairy2007TheHE,
  title={The hepatoprotective effects of selenium against cadmium toxicity in rats.},
  author={A. A. Newairy and Ahmed S El-Sharaky and M M Badreldeen and Soheir Mostafa Mohamed Eweda and Salah A Sheweita},
  journal={Toxicology},
  year={2007},
  volume={242 1-3},
  pages={23-30}
}
Exposure to cadmium and other pollutants is a major environmental problem. Cadmium is causing acute liver injury but the mechanism of hepatotoxicity is poorly understood. The present study aimed to assess the possible reasons by which cadmium causes liver toxicity. Furthermore, the protective role of selenium against this toxicity was investigated. The hepatic level of lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde, MDA), the antioxidant system (reduced glutathione, glutathione peroxidase, and thioredoxin… CONTINUE READING