<i>In Vitro</i> Anti-oxidant Effect of Vitamin E on Oxidative Stress Induced due to Pesticides in Rat Erythrocytes
Keywords:Catalase, chlorphyrifos, endosulfan, erythrocytes, lipid peroxidation, superoxide dismutase, vitamin E
AbstractAn attempt was made to study the antioxidant property of vitamin E in endosulfan and chlorpyrifos toxicity. Erythrocytes were collected from healthy rats and exposed to 1 ppm endosulfan and chlorpyrifos pesticides individually and also along with vitamin E treatment. Results showed that endosulfan was more toxic in comparison of chlorpyrifos. Activities of superoxide dismutase and catalase were significantly decreased, while lipid peroxidation and glutathione-S-transfarase were increased in comparison to the control values. The results of the present study suggest that vitamin E acts as an effective antioxidant for endosulfan and chlorpyrifos pesticide toxicity, in reducing oxidative stress burden.
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