Abstract Title:

Antioxidant status in experimental hyperthyroidism: effect of vitamin E supplementation.

Abstract Source:

Carcinogenesis. 2006 Aug;27(8):1645-54. Epub 2006 Feb 25. PMID: 8960788

Abstract Author(s):

A Seven, O Seymen, S Hatemi, H Hatemi, G Yiğit, G Candan


Free radical-mediated oxidative stress has been implicated in the genesis and exacerbation of degenerative diseases. In view of the role of oxidative processes in hyperthyroidism, in this study, we investigated the antioxidant status of erythrocytes in experimental hyperthyroidism and the effect of vitamin E supplementation on defense systems. Our findings of significantly increased T4 and T3 and undetectable TSH values in thyroxine administered rats confirmed the establishment of hyperthyroidism. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and glutathione (GSH) values were found to be significantly increased in hyperthyroid rats in comparison to the control group. Vitamin E supplementation to hyperthyroid rats induced a significant decrease in GSH-Px activity and a significant increase in GSH level. These findings show that hyperthyroidism increases the components of the antioxidant system in the erythrocytes. Furthermore, vitamin E supplementation reduces the burden of oxidative stress in hyperthyroidism.

Study Type : Animal Study

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