Data on vulnerability to injury and on the larger age-related accumulation of lipofuscin in the subendocardial myocardium prompted us to investigate the changes in the levels and in the transmural distribution of catalase (C), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities across the left ventricle heart wall of rats fed ad libitum a standard diet or submitted to intermittent feeding during growth and aging. Enzyme activities were assayed by standard techniques on subepicardial, midmyocardial or subendo- cardial tissue obtained by cutting the heart wall into 100-microm-thick sections at the cryostat. The levels of GSH-Px and of C (but not of SOD) activity increased with age and reached their highest values in the subendocardial region by adulthood or senescence, respectively. No effect was observed of intermittent feeding on age-related changes in enzyme levels and transmural distribution.

Changes in the transmural distribution of antioxidant enzyme activities across the left ventricle heart wall from rats fed ad libitum or food-restricted during growth and aging.

DE TATA, VINCENZO;GORI, ZINA;BERGAMINI, ETTORE
1990

Abstract

Data on vulnerability to injury and on the larger age-related accumulation of lipofuscin in the subendocardial myocardium prompted us to investigate the changes in the levels and in the transmural distribution of catalase (C), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities across the left ventricle heart wall of rats fed ad libitum a standard diet or submitted to intermittent feeding during growth and aging. Enzyme activities were assayed by standard techniques on subepicardial, midmyocardial or subendo- cardial tissue obtained by cutting the heart wall into 100-microm-thick sections at the cryostat. The levels of GSH-Px and of C (but not of SOD) activity increased with age and reached their highest values in the subendocardial region by adulthood or senescence, respectively. No effect was observed of intermittent feeding on age-related changes in enzyme levels and transmural distribution.
Simonetti, I; DE TATA, Vincenzo; Del Roso, A; Gori, Zina; Bergamini, Ettore
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