The anti-oxidative defence system in the isolated rat uterus during spontaneous rhythmic activity

Slavić, M. and Appiah, I. and Nikolić-Kokić, A. and Radojičić, R. and Jones, D.R. and Spasić, M.B. and Milovanović, S. and Blagojević, D. (2006) The anti-oxidative defence system in the isolated rat uterus during spontaneous rhythmic activity. Acta Physiologica Hungarica, 93 (4). pp. 335-339. ISSN 0231-424X

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Possible interactions between nitric oxide donors, reactive oxygen species and anti-oxidative defence enzymes led us to determine the activities of anti-oxidative defence enzymes in isolated uterine smooth muscle before and after spontaneous rhythmic activity ex vivo. For our experiments we used isolated uteri from female Wistar rats. Our results showed an increase in total superoxide dismutase (SOD) and Mn SOD activities in uterine smooth muscle after spontaneous contractions when compared with non-exercised uterine smooth muscle. The activity of catalase (CAT) and glutathione preoxidase (GSH-Px) were also increased. No statistically significant changes in the activities of glutathione reductase (GR) and CuZn SOD were found. It is known that an organism's anti-oxidative defence system (guarding against excessive reactive oxygen species generation) requires balanced increments in its individual anti-oxidative enzyme activities rather than increases in the activity of only some enzymes without increases in others. Thus, we may conclude that some adaptive responses are found in exercised uterine smooth muscle but are not complete. Therefore, our results indicate that changes in anti-oxidative enzyme activities may influence the results of the examination of substances ex vivo.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > R1 Medicine (General) / orvostudomány általában
Depositing User: xFruzsina xPataki
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 07:20
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 07:20

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