Table 1. Plasma and cardiac oxidative stress
OrganBiochemical parametersShamSepsis
PlasmaThiols (μmoles/gprot)2.84 ± 0.072.98 ± 0.07
FRAP (μmoles/gprot)7.2 ± 0.27.4 ± 0.4
GPX (U/gprot)137 ± 3122 ± 3a
HeartThiols (μmoles/gprot)84 ± 384 ± 3
FRAP (μmoles/gprot)118 ± 4116 ± 4
GPX (U/gprot)1476 ± 321434 ± 25
GSH (μmoles/gprot)120 ± 3120 ± 2
GSSG (μmoles/gprot)2.2 ± 0.21.6 ± 0.2
GSH/GSSG67 ± 690 ± 7a
  • The results represent a mean and S.E.M. of 30 animals in each group. Sham, sham‐operated animals; Sepsis, septicemic animals; FRAP, total antioxidant activity; GPX, glutathione peroxidase activity; GSH, reduced glutathione; GSSG, oxidized glutathione; gprot, g of proteins; U, unit.

  • a Significantly different.