Effects of melatonin on the oxidant/antioxidant status and lung histopathology in rabbits exposed to cigarette smoke


Unlu M., Fidan F., SEZER M. , Tetik L., Sahin O., Esme H., ...More

RESPIROLOGY, vol.11, no.4, pp.422-428, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2006.00865.x
  • Journal Name: RESPIROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.422-428
  • Keywords: antioxidant, cigarette smoke, histopathology, lung, melatonin, rabbit, OXIDATIVE STRESS, FREE-RADICALS, DAMAGE, PROTECTION, MODEL, RATS, TAR

Abstract

Objectives and background: To evaluate the effects of cigarette smoking on the histopathology and the oxidant/antioxidant status of the lungs and to test the potential antioxidant benefits of melatonin on these induced changes.