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Oxidative stress in zinc-induced dopaminergic neurodegeneration: Implications of superoxide dismutase and heme oxygenase-1.
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PMID:  21777051     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract The study was undertaken to investigate the effect of zinc (Zn) on glutathione S-transferase (GST) and superoxide dismutases (SOD) activities and on the expressions of cytosolic Cu,Zn-SOD (SOD1), mitochondrial Mn-SOD (SOD2), γ-glutamyl cysteine synthetase (γ-GCS) and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in the nigrostriatal tissue of rats. Additionally, Zn-induced alterations in the neurobehavioral parameters, lipid peroxidation (LPO), striatal dopamine and its metabolites and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) protein expression were measured to assess their correlations with the oxidative stress. Zn exposure reduced the locomotor activity, rotarod performance, striatal dopamine and its metabolites and TH protein expression. LPO, total SOD, SOD1 and SOD2 activities were increased while GST and catalase were reduced in a dose and time dependent manner. Expressions of SOD1 and HO-1 were increased while no change was observed in SOD2 and γ-GCS expressions. The results obtained suggest that Zn-induced augmentation of total SOD, SOD1, SOD2 and HO-1 was associated with increased oxidative stress and neurodegenerative indexes indicating the involvement of both cytosolic and mitochondrial machinery in Zn-induced oxidative stress leading to dopaminergic neurodegeneration.
Brajesh Kumar Singh; Ashutosh Kumar; Israr Ahmad; Vinod Kumar; Devendra Kumar Patel; Swatantra Kumar Jain; Chetna Singh
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-21
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Title:  Free radical research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1029-2470     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9423872     Medline TA:  Free Radic Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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