Investigations on vitamine E and lipid peroxide status in rheumatic diseases

M. Mezes, G. Bartosiewicz

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Abstract

Patients of both sexes suffering from two types of rheumatic diseases - rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis - were examined. Healthy volunteers of similar age served as controls. No significant difference was found in the plasma vitamin E content of the patients. Plasma malondialdehyde content was significantly higher/P< 0.001/in both sexes in the RA and OA groups as compared to the controls. Plasma catalase activity in both sexes was significantly higher (P<0.01) in RA and OA groups while RBC glutathione-peroxidase showed significantly (P<0.001) higher activity only in the female RA group, as compared to the control subjects. A difference was found between RA and OA groups in malondialdehyde content and in glutathione-peroxidase activity in subjects of both sexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalClinical rheumatology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1983

Keywords

  • Catalase
  • Glutathione-Peroxidase
  • Malondialdehyde
  • Osteoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Vitamin E

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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