Cardiovascular protective effect of pioglitazone on oxidative stress in rats with metabolic syndrome

Bilginoglu A.

JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.82, no.6, pp.452-456, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Although cardiovascular oxidative stress is examined in type 2 diabetes, there is relatively limited number of reports about the effect of pioglitazone, an insulin sensitizer, on cardiovascular oxidative stress in sucrose diet-induced metabolic syndrome (MetS). As a regulator of cardiovascular homeostasis, thioredoxin (TRX) has an important role in defense against oxidative stress in cardiovascular diseases. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of pioglitazone on oxidative stress markers and TRX1 level in tissues of both heart and aorta from MetS rats.