Organic Hydroperoxide-Induced Chemiluminescence of Follicular Fluid and Blood Serum Samples Obtained from Women Pretreated for in vitro FertilizationTörök A.a · Németh P.b · Török B.c · Berki T.b · Tinneberg H.-R.d · Bódis J.a
aDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, County Hospital Pécs, and bDepartment of Immunology and Biotechnology and cCentral Research Laboratory, University Medical School, Pécs, Hungary; dWomen’s Hospital Rosenhöhe, Bielefeld, Germany
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The organic hydroperoxide-induced chemiluminescence of follicular fluid obtained from in vitro fertilized patients and its differently separated fractions were evaluated. Peroxidative stress causes a different photo-emission in the samples which alludes to some factors playing a role in the maintenance of the pro-oxidant/antioxidant balance. Interactions between the protein compounds of the samples and the organic hydroperoxide associate with formation of excited species contributing to the distinctive light emission processes. The technique offers a special re-interpretation of the scavenger state relating to the components of follicular fluid.
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