Biomarkers of oxidative stress, antioxidant defence and inflammation are altered in the senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8
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- Bayram, B., Nikolai, S., Huebbe, P. et al. AGE (2013) 35: 1205. doi:10.1007/s11357-012-9448-0
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In this study we compared biomarkers of oxidative stress, stress response, antioxidant defence and inflammation between mice (n = 10 per group, female, 7 months old) with an accelerated (SAMP8) and a normal ageing phenotype (SAMR1). As compared to SAMR1 mice, SAMP8 mice exhibited higher levels of lipid peroxides and protein carbonyls as well as a lower activity of the proteasomal subunit β-5. Furthermore, heme oxygenase-1 and paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) status was lower in SAMP8 mice indicating impaired stress response. Biomarkers of inflammation such as C-reactive protein and serum amyloid P were elevated in SAMP8 mice. Interestingly, impaired stress response and increased inflammation in SAMP8 mice were associated with elevated concentrations of ascorbic acid and α-tocopherol in the liver. An age-dependent increase in hepatic vitamin E and a decline in PON-1 gene expression were also observed in aged compared to young C57BL/6 mice.