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Changes in expression profiles of antioxidant enzymes in diabetic rat kidneys

Eryilmaz, Nihan
Tutuncuoglu, Egemen
Cingir, Sahika
Güray, Nülüfer Tülün
Background In diabetes mellitus, increased formation of reactive oxygen species due to high level of glucose in both blood plasma and tissues creates oxidative stress and damages the tissues. Antioxidants together with the antioxidant enzymes are very important in order to protect the cells against oxidative damage.