A prior transient hindlimb ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) insult decreased acute lung injury in rats subsequently treated with cobra venom factor. I/R-mediated protection was associated with erythrocyte hemolysis, increased plasma catalase activity, and increased plasma hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity. In contrast, hindlimb I/R did not increase lung catalase activity, and large amounts of injected catalase were required to increase lung catalase activity. The results suggest that limited I/R in one organ can induce systemic processes that may decrease a subsequent O2 metabolite-mediated injury in another distant organ. The mechanism may involve release of catalase from hemolyzed erythrocytes at levels that are not sufficient to measurably increase total lung catalase activity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine