Articles

Antioxidant system of rat erythrocytes under conditions of prolonged intake of honeybee flower pollen load.

Author

Dudov IA, Starodub NF.

Date

11/1994

Journal

WMJ

Abstract

The state of erythrocyte redox system of rats feeding on apis flower pollen load during a month was investigated. It was established that the content of glutathione, total SH-groups as well as activities of glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase in these animals in comparison with the control group were increased. Simultaneously a decrease of malondialdehyde and dienic conjugates in erythrocytes was shown. The activity of catalase and superoxide dismutase were increased, but it was not statistically reliable. A conclusion was made that the antioxidative system is nonspecifically activated and oxidative processes are blocked in erythrocytes of rats fed on apis flower pollen load.