Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, May 1st, 2003
Johns Hopkins University researchers suggest this may have potential for treatment of erectile dysfunction in humans.
"Increased superoxide anion (O2-) may contribute to vascular dysfunction in aging," T.J. Bivalacqua and colleagues said.
"In aged cavernosal tissue, lucigenin-enhanced chemiluminescence demonstrated a threefold increase in superoxide formation, and the oxidative fluorescent probe hydroethidine indicated higher superoxide levels throughout the aged penis. This increase in superoxide was...
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