Journal article

A reliable procedure for comparison of antioxidants in rat brain homogenates.

JK Callaway, PM Beart, B Jarrott

Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods | Published : 1998

Abstract

Lipid peroxidation is a major consequence of oxidative stress and an important cause of neuronal damage in ischaemic injuries and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Recent research has focused on the development of antioxidant drugs which may delay or minimize neurodegeneration. Rapid and reliable assays are therefore necessary in order to evaluate novel antioxidant compounds. A widely adopted method for measurement of lipid peroxidation is the thiobarbituric acid reacting substances (TBARS) assay. Several variations of this method have appeared in the literature, some of which have been tested by us without success. We have therefore established a reliable procedure wh..

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