Superoxide dismutase in the central nervous system of Torpedo marmorata

F. A. Pisanti, S. Frascatore, E. Aloj Totaro, E. Vuttariello

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Abstract

In the central nervous system of Torpedo marmorata lipofuscin accumulates electively in the electric lobes. It has been found that the electric lobes have significantly lower superoxide dismutase activity than other areas of the central nervous system in animals of various ages and weights. These observations indicate that the lipoperoxidation action of the superoxide radicals or of their derived free radicals, due to superoxide dismutase deficit in these areas, might be related to lipofuscin accumulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983

Keywords

  • ageing
  • in vivo lipoperoxidation
  • lipofuscin
  • superoxide dismutase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Medicine(all)

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