Acute bout of exercise does not alter the antioxidant enzyme status and lipid peroxidation of rat hippocampus and cerebellum

Zsolt Radak, Katsumi Asano, Takako Kizaki, Shuji Oh-ishi, Masayasu Inoue, Hideki Ohno

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It is known that acute strenuous physical exercise may cause diverse pathophysiological consequences in various organs, due to exercise-induced increase in free radical formation. The effect of acute exercise on brain antioxidant system and lipid peroxidation is still unknown. We report here that an acute bout of exercise, which results in several-fold increase of plasma xanthine oxidase activity, does not alter significantly the antioxidant enzyme status of hippocampus and cerebellum, and does not induce lipid peroxidation in those brain regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Antioxidant enzymes
  • Brain
  • Exercise
  • Free radicals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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