Improved oxidative status in major abdominal surgery patients after N-acetyl cystein supplementation

Kuyumcu A. , Akyol A. , Buyuktuncer Z., OZMEN M. M. , BESLER H. T.

Nutrition Journal, cilt.14, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1475-2891-14-4
  • Dergi Adı: Nutrition Journal


Background: Increased levels of reactive oxygen species during and after surgery may affect inflammatory response, post-operative adhesion molecule formation, and hemodynamic stability. The glutathione redox cycle is an important regulator in oxidative stress and its reduced forms scavenge free radicals. N-acetyl cysteine, a precursor of reduced glutathione, is considered as a potentially therapeutic wide spectrum agent in clinical practice. We therefore examined whether N-acetyl cysteine improves some biochemical parameters in cancer patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.