Journal article

[Evaluation of oxidative stress in experimental rabbit aneurysms].

Li Li, Xin-jian Yang, Fan Jiang, Ai-hua Liu, Zhong-xue Wu, Gregory J Dusting

Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the roles of oxidative stress in the generation and development of aneurysms. METHODS: Five terminal aneurysms and 8 lateral aneurysms were rebuilt on rabbits, and 6 normal artery vessels were prepared as control. The levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and anti-reactive oxygen species unit (anti-ROS unit) were measured with chemical methods. RESULTS: The levels of MDA in terminal and lateral aneurysms were (33.85 +/- 8.66) and (27.87 +/- 5.78) nmol/mg prot, respectively, which were significantly higher than (10.91 +/- 2.72) nmol/mg prot in control group (P < 0.01). The levels of SOD in terminal and lateral aneurysms were (28.30 +/- 3.58) and (..

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