Selenium levels and glutathione peroxidase activities in patients with acute myocardial infarction

Bor M., Cevik C., Uslu I., Guneral F., Duzgun E.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.54, no.5, pp.271-276, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-276


Objective - Selenium (Se) is part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) that plays an important role in the antioxidant defence of the body, including the myocardium, against the deleterious actions of free radicals and lipid peroxides. In order to evaluate the Se status and the GSH-Px activity in ischaemic heart disease, plasma, erythrocyte and urinary Se concentrations together with plasma and erythrocyte GSH-Px activities were determined in 27 patients diagnosed as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The control group consisted of 24 age-matched healthy individuals.