Evaluation of the Post-Mortem Superoxide Dismutase, Glutathione Peroxidase Activities and Malondialdehyde Level in Renal and Brain Tissues: Is it Possible to Estimate Post-Mortem Interval Using these Parameters?

Gumus B., Gumus A., YILDIRIM A., ÖZER E. , Ozyurt H., Sahin M., ...More

CLINICAL LABORATORY, vol.61, no.9, pp.1205-1211, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.7754/clin.lab.2015.150213
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL LABORATORY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1205-1211
  • Keywords: postmortem interval (PMI), thanatochemistry, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), malondialdehyde (MDA), TEMPERATURE, HYPOXIA, ASSAY


Background: Estimation of the postmortem interval (PM!) is one major area of interest in forensic medicine. We investigated changes of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activities and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in rat brain and renal tissues in the PMI and examined the potential changes which may be useful for an estimation of time of death.