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Pre and post radiotherapy serum oxidant/antioxidant status in breast cancer patients: Impact of age, BMI and clinical stage of the disease

Maryam Khalil Arjmandi, Dariush Moslemi, Azadeh Sadati Zarrini, Maryam Ebrahimnezhad Gorji, Abbas Mosapour, Asefeh Haghhaghighi, Sohrab Halalkhor, Ali Bijani, Hadi Parsian
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2015.12.009
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2016;21(3):141-148.

open access

Vol 21, No 3 (2016)
Original research articles
Published online: 2016-05-01
Submitted: 2015-05-30

Abstract

Aim

In this study the effects of radiation therapy (RT) on serum oxidant/antioxidant status in breast cancer patients and the impact of age, BMI and clinical stage of the disease on the aforementioned variables were investigated.

Background

RT that is used for cancer treatment is dependent on the production of reactive oxygen species.

Materials and methods

Eighty patients with breast cancer participated in this study and received RT at a dose of 50[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]Gy for 5 weeks. Blood samples were obtained in one day before and after the end of RT. Serum status of malondialdehyde (MDA), total antioxidant status (TAS), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) were analyzed by spectrophotometry or ELISA and selenium (Se) level were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometry. Paired t-test was used for comparing pre and post radiotherapy data.

Results

Before and after the radiotherapy, a significant increase in MDA level was observed, while a significant decrease in GPx activity, SOD, TAS and Se levels were found (p[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]<[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]0.05). The level of the CAT enzyme had no significant changes (p[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]=[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]0.568). The results showed some changes in the status of TAS, SOD and GPx which are associated with age, BMI and clinical stage of the disease.

Conclusion

It seems that RT would have the potential to cause variations in the status of antioxidant/oxidant system. Although, some changes in variables were observed by sub-classification of the age, BMI and the disease stage, but it seems that these changes are not necessarily dependent to them.

Abstract

Aim

In this study the effects of radiation therapy (RT) on serum oxidant/antioxidant status in breast cancer patients and the impact of age, BMI and clinical stage of the disease on the aforementioned variables were investigated.

Background

RT that is used for cancer treatment is dependent on the production of reactive oxygen species.

Materials and methods

Eighty patients with breast cancer participated in this study and received RT at a dose of 50[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]Gy for 5 weeks. Blood samples were obtained in one day before and after the end of RT. Serum status of malondialdehyde (MDA), total antioxidant status (TAS), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) were analyzed by spectrophotometry or ELISA and selenium (Se) level were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometry. Paired t-test was used for comparing pre and post radiotherapy data.

Results

Before and after the radiotherapy, a significant increase in MDA level was observed, while a significant decrease in GPx activity, SOD, TAS and Se levels were found (p[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]<[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]0.05). The level of the CAT enzyme had no significant changes (p[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]=[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]0.568). The results showed some changes in the status of TAS, SOD and GPx which are associated with age, BMI and clinical stage of the disease.

Conclusion

It seems that RT would have the potential to cause variations in the status of antioxidant/oxidant system. Although, some changes in variables were observed by sub-classification of the age, BMI and the disease stage, but it seems that these changes are not necessarily dependent to them.

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Keywords

Breast cancer; Oxidative stress; Radiotherapy; Selenium; Total antioxidant status

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Title

Pre and post radiotherapy serum oxidant/antioxidant status in breast cancer patients: Impact of age, BMI and clinical stage of the disease

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 21, No 3 (2016)

Pages

141-148

Published online

2016-05-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2015.12.009

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2016;21(3):141-148.

Keywords

Breast cancer
Oxidative stress
Radiotherapy
Selenium
Total antioxidant status

Authors

Maryam Khalil Arjmandi
Dariush Moslemi
Azadeh Sadati Zarrini
Maryam Ebrahimnezhad Gorji
Abbas Mosapour
Asefeh Haghhaghighi
Sohrab Halalkhor
Ali Bijani
Hadi Parsian

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