, Volume 38, Issue 11, pp 1355–1356 | Cite as

Increase in superoxide dismutase activity induced by thyroid hormones in the brains of neonate and adult rats

  • V. M. Petrović
  • M. Spasić
  • Z. Saičić
  • B. Milić
  • R. Radojičić
Short Communications Endocrinology


The activity of cytoplasmic superoxide dismutase (SOD) in the liver was about twice as high in adult rats as it was in neonates. In the brain and in the interscapular brown adipose tissue (IBAT), SOD activity was not changed during postnatal development, although it was slightly higher in the brain than in the IBAT (p>0.1). Thyroid hormones produced an increase in SOD activity in the brain of newborn rats, as well as in those animals 30 and 60 days old. The same quantity of hormones did not produce any significant changes in the liver or in the IBAT.


Superoxide Adipose Tissue Superoxide Dismutase Thyroid Hormone Brown Adipose Tissue 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Petrović
    • 1
  • M. Spasić
    • 1
  • Z. Saičić
    • 1
  • B. Milić
    • 1
  • R. Radojičić
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Endocrinology, Institute for Biological Research and Institute of Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeYugoslavia

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