Enzymatic antioxidant and lipid peroxidation evaluation in the newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in Iran

Document Type : Research Articles


1 Department of Biology, higher education institute of Rab – Rashid, Tabriz, Iran.

2 Department of Tissue engineering and Applied Cell Sciences, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

3 Department of Biology, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Islamic Azad University Medical Branch of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

4 Department of Tissue Engineering and Applied Cell Sciences, Student Research Committee, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

5 Department of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

6 Department of biochemistry and clinical Laboratories, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.


Background: Breast cancer is caused by breast tissue malignant cells and it has become one of the main medical concerns with a socio-economic significance especially for women. Among the multiple factors involved in the initiation, progression, and invasion of breast cancer, oxidative stress plays an important role. Antioxidant status, lipid peroxidation, and oxidative stress in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients were determined to find a defined pattern of oxidative stress in these patients. Methods: The malondialdehyde (MDA) levels (as an indicator of lipid peroxidation), glutathione peroxidase (GPX), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients (n=38) and controls (n=38) were assessed using blood samples. Results: MDA level and SOD activity were significantly higher in the breast cancer patients compared to the healthy subjects group (p


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