Protective effects of erdosteine and vitamins c and e combination on Ischemia-Reperfusion-Induced lung oxidative stress and plasma copper and zinc levels in a rat hind limb model

SIRMAH M., UZ E., STRMAH R., Kilbas A., YILMAZ H. R., ALTUNTAS I., ...More

BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH, vol.118, no.1, pp.43-52, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12011-007-0010-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-52
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of erdosteine and vitamins C and E (VCE) on the lungs after performing hind limb ischemia-reperfusion (I/ R) by assessing oxidative stress, plasma copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn) analysis. The animals were divided randomly into four groups as nine rats each as follows: control, I/R, I/R plus erdosteine, and I/R plus WE combination. I/R period for 60 min was performed on the both hind limbs of all the rats in the groups of I/R, erdosteine with I/R, WE with I/R allowing 120 min of reperfusion. The animals received orally erdosteine one time in a day and 3 days before I/R in the erdosteine group. In the WE group, the animals WE combination received one time in a day and 3 days before I/R, although placebo was given to control and I/R group animals. Lung lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde [MDA]) level, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase activities were increased, although lung glutathione (GSH) and plasma Zn levels decreased in I/R group in lung tissue compared with the control group. Serum MDA level, creatine kinase, and lactate dehydrogenase activities were increased in I/R group compared with the control. Lung MDA and plasma Zn levels and lung SOD activity were decreased by erdosteine administration, whereas lung