Figure 5: Myocardial Antioxidant Status in Chagasic Mice (±SIL)

(A) Bar graphs show the mRNA levels for GSK3B (a) and MnSOD (b) antioxidants, determined by quantitative RT-PCR. Data were normalized to GAPDH mRNA. (B) MnSOD enzymatic activity in heart tissue homogenates of normal, chagasic, and chagasic/SIL-treated mice. (C) Shown are myocardial (a) and plasma (b) levels of total antioxidant capacity in normal and infected (±SIL) mice. Abbreviations as in Figure 1.