Protective effects of selenium, vitamin C and vitamin E against oxidative stress of cigarette smoke in rats


Dilsiz N., OLCUCU A., CAY M., NAZIROĞLU M., COBANOGLU D.

CELL BIOCHEMISTRY AND FUNCTION, vol.17, no.1, pp.1-7, 1999 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Name: CELL BIOCHEMISTRY AND FUNCTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7
  • Keywords: cataract, selenium, vitamin E, vitamin C, minerals, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, flame atomic emission spectrophotometer, OPACITIES CASE-CONTROL, BEAVER DAM EYE, LENS OPACITIES, BETA-CAROTENE, ASCORBIC-ACID, ALCOHOL-USE, CATARACT, RISK, EPITHELIUM, PREVENTION

Abstract

Cataractous lenses have been found to have an alter ed distribution of the intracellular ionice environment: the concentrations of potassium and magnesium being decreased and the concentrations of sodium and calcium increased. These changes arise as a result of changes to lens membrane characteristics causing an increase in lens membrane permeability.