Erythrocyte lipid peroxidation and antioxidants in gastric cancer patients.

Cell biochemistry and function

PubMedID: 9075332

Arivazhagan S, Kavitha K, Nagini S. Erythrocyte lipid peroxidation and antioxidants in gastric cancer patients. Cell Biochem Funct. 1997;15(1):15-8.
The present study has analysed the relationship between lipid peroxidation and antioxidant status in erythrocytes from 24 adult male gastric cancer patients and an equal number of age- and sex-matched normal subjects. Erythrocyte lipid peroxidation was markedly increased. Both enzymic and non-enzymic antioxidants were decreased in erythrocytes of gastric cancer patients. The present study highlights the occurrence of lipid peroxidation and possible breakdown of antioxidant status in patients with gastric carcinoma.