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In our study, the protective effects of vitamin E and Se (selenium) against cigarette smoke hazards on second-hand smoker (passive smoker) male mice (Balb/c) were investigated. Serum MDA levels in the smoke-exposed mice were found higher than serum MDA levels of control mice and Se- and vitamin E-treated mice. But, the MDA levels of smoke-exposed plus Se- and vitamin E-treated mice were found lower than MDA levels of smoke-exposed mice at the end of the three and five months. According to these results, application of vitamin E and Se, when given to smoke-exposed mice together, had an additive protective effect against cigarette smoke hazards (p<0.05). Vitamin E also had protective effect on formation of 8-OHdG in smoke-exposed mice. The serum 8-OHdG amounts of smoke-exposed plus vitamin E-treated mice were found low, but the serum 8-OHdG amounts of smoke-exposed mice were found high. Also 8-OHdG levels in the serum of the smoke-exposed mice were increased which occurs as a result of DNA oxidation (p<0.05). At the end of the three and five months, COMT (catechol-o-methyl transferase) activity of smoke-exposed mice livers were increased but, vitamin E and/or Se showed a significant protective effect on changing of COMT activity only at the end of the 5 months. Our results showed that MDA levels and 8-OHdG amounts were increased in the serum of smoke-exposed mice. On the other hand, vitamin E and Se had an additive protective effect against increasing MDA level. Also vitamin E had a protective effect against formation of 8-OHdG amounts and COMT activity alterations.

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    1. Csányi, Vilmos (Göd)
    1. Dudits, Dénes (Szeged)
    1. Falus, András (Budapest)
    1. Fischer, Ernő (Pécs)
    1. Gábriel, Róbert (Pécs)
    1. Gulya, Károly (Szeged)
    1. Gulyás, Balázs (Stockholm)
    1. Hajós, Ferenc (Budapest)
    1. Hámori, József (Budapest)
    1. Heszky, László (Gödöllő)
    1. Hideg, Éva (Szeged)
    1. E. Ito (Sanuki)
    1. Janda, Tibor (Martonvásár)
    1. Kavanaugh, Michael P. (Missoula)
    1. Kása, Péter (Szeged)
    1. Klein, Éva (Stockholm)
    1. Kovács, János (Budapest)
    1. Brigitte Mauch-Mani (Neuchâtel)
    1. Nässel, Dick R. (Stockholm)
    1. Nemcsók, János (Szeged)
    1. Péczely, Péter (Gödöllő)
    1. Roberts, D. F. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
    1. Sakharov, Dimitri A. (Moscow)
    1. Singh, Meharvan (Fort Worth)
    1. Sipiczky, Mátyás (Debrecen)
    1. Szeberényi, József (Pécs)
    1. Székely, György (Debrecen)
    1. Tari, Irma (Szeged)
    1. Vágvölgyi, Csaba (Szeged),
    1. L. Zaborszky (Newark)

 

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Acta Biologica Hungarica
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