Role of Antioxidants in Hypoxia-Reoxygenation Injury in the Heart and in Cardiac Myocytes

  • C. Guarnieri
  • C. Muscari
  • A. Fraticelli
  • C. M. Caldarera
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 86)


The studies initiated by our group (1–5) and others (6,7) in order to elucidate the effect of α-tocopherol on heart function have stimulated further investigations in order to clarify, in this muscle, the role of antioxidants in the prevention of the peroxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids and in the stabilization of the biological membranes.


Mitochondrial Function Mitochondrial Respiration GSSG Content Hypoxic Incubation Hypoxic Perfusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Guarnieri
    • 1
  • C. Muscari
    • 1
  • A. Fraticelli
    • 1
  • C. M. Caldarera
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Centre of Research on Heart MetabolismUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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