Antioxidant Enzymes in acute stroke patients and hemorrhagic strokeAuthor(s): Zlobina Anastasia*
Some evidence suggests the neuroprotection of estrogen provided by the antioxidant activity of this compound. The main objective of this study was to determine the level of estradiol and its correlation with the activity of antioxidant enzymes, total antioxidant status and ferritin from ischemic stroke subjects. The study population consisted of 30 patients with acute ischemic stroke and 30 controls. There was no significant difference between estradiol in stroke and control group. The activity of superoxide dismutase and level of ferritin was higher in stroke compared with control group. Our results supported that endogenous estradiol of elderly men and women of stroke or control group has no antioxidant activity.