How does 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid play an antioxidant role?

3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is a phenolic acid compound with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperglycemia effects. How much do you know about the action mechanism of protocatechuic acid? Next, let’s talk about the antioxidant effects of 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid.

3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid in our bodies can reduce the cell survival rate induced by hydrogen peroxide in vitro, and also help to reduce oxidative stress in our bodies, develop resistance to the activity of peroxidase, inhibit the formation of free radicals, and avoid oxidative damage.

In animal experiments, we found that 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid can protect the oxidative damage and pathological damage of animal heart tissue caused by dioxins. 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid can not only increase the thiobarbituric acid active substances in heart tissue, It also reduces catalase, glutathione, glutathione peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase levels, thereby reducing bleeding in heart tissue and delaying necrosis.

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