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


Dudov IA, Starodub NF.






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.