Serum Malondialdehyde and Thiol Levels in Patientswith Bipolar Disorder

Sukreet, Sonal and Bhandarkar, Meghana and Subramanyam, Mahima B and Agrawal, Madhur and Chaturvedi, Abhishek and Shetty, Jeevan K and Virupaksha, Devaramane and Bhandary, Panambur V and Prakash, Mungli (2011) Serum Malondialdehyde and Thiol Levels in Patientswith Bipolar Disorder. BCAIJ, 5 (1). pp. 5-9.

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Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis which shows unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day to day works. Studies have suggested possible role of oxidative stress may play an important role in pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. In the current work, presence of oxidative damage in bipolar disorder is studied. Serum samples from 100 bipolar disorder patients and 52 healthy controls were collected to analyze lipid peroxidation marker malondialdehyde (MDA) and thiol levels using colorimetric methods. There was significant increase inMDA levels in bipolar patients (p<0.0001), although there was decrease in thiol levels in bipolar patients but it was not statistically significant. Serum thiol levels correlated negatively with MDA levels (r = -0.474,p<0.0001). Our study has shown the presence of oxidative membrane damage in bipolar disorder patients, supporting previous similar studies indicating role of oxidative free radicals in development of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2011 04:32
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 14:14

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