Superoxide dismutase in various tissues from rat carcinoma in the maxillary sinus

Yoshikazu Takada, Tomoo Noguchi

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Abstract

Distribution profiles of superoxide dismutase isoenzymes in various tissues of rabbits with the Vx-2 carcinoma in the maxillary sinus were compared with those of control rabbits. Copper-and zinc-containing superoxide dismutase (Cu, Zn-SOD) activity in the liver of rabbits decreased significantly 3 weeks after transplantation. Manganese-containing superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD) activity did not decrease significantly within 5 weeks after transplantation. In other tissues from the tumor-bearing rabbits, Cu, Zn-SOD and Mn-SOD activities were not changed within 5 weeks. No Mn-SOD activity and low Cu, Zn-SOD activity were detected in the Vx-2 carcinoma. These results suggest that the Vx-2 carcinoma has lost most of its ability to defend against oxygen toxicity and this ability decreased only in the liver of rabbits bearing the Vx-2 carcinoma in the maxillary sinus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4233-4235
Number of pages3
JournalCancer Research
Volume42
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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