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Title: Glutathione level and its relation to radiation therapy in patients with cancer of uterine cervix
Authors: Mukundan, H
Bahadur, A K
Kumar, A
Sardana, S
Naik, S L D
Ray, A
Sharma, B K
Issue Date: Sep-1999
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Glutathione functions as an important antioxidant in the destruction of hydrogen peroxide and lipid peroxides' by providing substrate for the glutathione peroxidase and also promotes the ascorbic acid. Glutathione plays a vital role in detoxification of xenobiotics, carcinogens, free radicals and maintenance of immune functions. The study was aimed to determine plasma glutathione as well as erythrocyte glutathione and glutathione peroxidase in patients with invasive cervical carcinoma (n=30) before initiation and after completion of radiotherapy and subsequently, at the time of first three monthly follow-up visit. The levels of plasma glutathione, erythrocyte glutathione and glutathione peroxidase activity were found to be lower in all cervical cancer patients as compared to age matched normal control women. The study indicates a change in antioxidant status in relation with the glutathione system among patients with invasive carcinoma of the uterine cervix. This study also demonstrates the effect of radiation therapy on this antioxidant system.
Page(s): 859-864
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections: IJEB Vol.37(09) [September 1999]

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