Tissue-specific development of antioxidant systems during avian embryogenesis.

  title={Tissue-specific development of antioxidant systems during avian embryogenesis.},
  author={B. Speake and Peter F Surai and T. Ga{\'a}l and M. M{\'e}zes and R. Noble},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={24 2},
  • B. Speake, Peter F Surai, +2 authors R. Noble
  • Published 1996
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Biochemical Society transactions
  • The high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids present in the tissue lipids of the avian embryo, plus the high level of oxidative stress during hatching, necessitate the development of effective antioxidant capacities in the tissues to prevent lipid peroxidation. For the experiment illustrated in Table I , the lipid-soluble antioxidants, atocopherol and carotenoids, were present in the initial yolk at concentrations of 60.8+5.4 and 24.4k2.2 pg/g yolk, respectively. Ascorbic acid was… CONTINUE READING
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