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By Stefan L. Marklund, Kurt Karlsson (auth.), Ingrid Emerit, Lester Packer, Christian Auclair (eds.)

Twenty years in the past, the enzyme superoxide dismutase which makes use of the superoxide radical anion as its particular substrate used to be suggested. With this discovery used to be born a brand new medical box, during which oxygen, precious for aerobi c 1 ife on thi s planet, needed to be cons i dered additionally when it comes to its toxicity and stresses. This prompted the quest for wisdom of energetic oxygen species in biology and drugs. Superoxide and different reactive oxygen species are actually implicated in lots of disorder approaches. significant advances were accomplished in the course of those previous years with recognize to loose radical iteration and mechanisms of unfastened radical motion in inflicting tissue damage. In parallel, the possibil ity of influencing loose radical similar sickness tactics by way of antioxidant remedy was once studied in quite a few in vitro and in vivo structures. This used to be the original topic of a convention prepared in Paris by way of the Society at no cost Radical study (December 9-10, 1988) which introduced jointly specialists from simple sciences and clinicians to be able to overview the present prestige of antioxidant treatment. The convention emphasised primary tactics in antioxidant motion. one of the significant themes have been superoxide dismutase (SOD) and coffee molecular weight components with such job, referred to as SOD mimics. different antioxidant enzymes have been additionally thought of. Antioxidant supplements, specifically supplementations E and C, different certainly occurri ng antioxidants and vari ous synthet i c antioxidants have been integrated within the shows as there's now a swiftly constructing sequence of compounds with most likely fascinating scientific applications.

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Application. Even after 48 hours significant enzymatic activities were measured, while native enzymes were not detected after 8 hours even when a ten-fold higher concentration was supplied. e. lethargy, anorexia, loss of hemorrhagic fluid from the nose and conjuctivae and liquid stools. + Conjug. + Conjug. Day 43 % (6/14) o% (0/14 ) 71 % (10/14 ) 54 % (9/13) 14 % (2/14) 2 15 14 % (2/13) CHANGES IN BODY WEIGHT (GRAMM) day 2 10 * 5 -5 -10 1 -15 -20 D ZVM Fig. 1. Change of body weight. 05 compared to zymosan group.

4) The SOD mimic should retain ill vivo the SOD activity observed in solutions. The first three points are relatively easy to test, and are often obtainable. We will now concentrate on the last required point. , copper phenanthroline -«oP)2Cu2+), failed to show this activity in vivo. On the contrary, (OP)2Cu2+ in vivo enhances O 2toxicity rather than protect against itP The reason for this behaviour cannot be traced to the back reaction (-1), but to the fact that in vivo (ophCu2+ as well as (ophCu+ form ternary complexes with DNA.

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