Copper-zinc superoxide dismutase in human and animal dental pulp

G. B. Grossi, S. Borrello, M. Giuliani, T. Galeotti, C. Miani

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Abstract

The activity of the enzyme superoxide dismutase, scavenger of the superoxide anion (O 2 dot - ), was assayed in the normal dental pulp of man, dog, rabbit and pig. Very low levels of Cu-Zn-containing superoxide dismutase found in the pulpal tissue investigated support the hypothesis of a relationship between the reactivity of the dental pulp to inflammatory processes and a low protection against oxy-radicals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-321
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dentistry
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Keywords

  • Enzymes
  • Inflammation
  • Pulp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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