Rats pre-administered with á-tocopherol (10 mgs/day) for 7 days afforded a significant protection at the tissue level against the lowering of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase, especially the selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase. The protective action of á-tocopherol in the diethyldithiocarbamate treated rats may be attributed to its antioxidant/free radical scavenging action. It is concluded that selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase and á-tocopherol act in a complementary fashion to block free radical formation.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Experimental Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-05-2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology