Hesperidin protects hemoglobin from nitrite-induced oxidation to methemoglobin. The protection was not observed when hesperidin was added after the autocatalytic stage of the oxidation of hemoglobin. The ability of hesperidin to scavenge superoxide may be responsible since superoxide is implicated in promoting the autocatalytic stage of oxidation of hemoglobin by nitrite.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|