Plasma paraoxonase and arylesterase activities in smokers and smokeless tobacco users as Maras powder

KURTUL N., Soylemez S., ÇELİK M.

INHALATION TOXICOLOGY, vol.26, no.4, pp.235-239, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/08958378.2013.878007
  • Title of Journal : INHALATION TOXICOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-239


Context: Maras powder (MP), a different type of smokeless tobacco (ST) prepared from a tobacco called Nicotiana rustica Linn, is widely used in the Southern Turkey. Smoking and ST cause oxidative stress (OS) in the human body. Paraoxonase (PON) and arylesterase (ARE) are antioxidant enzymes.