Research Article

Decreased Erythrocyte NA+,K+-ATPase Activity and Increased Plasma TBARS in Prehypertensive Patients

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Na+,K+-ATPase activity (nmol Pi/mg protein/min) negatively correlates with TBARS content only when analyzed with all prehypertensive (β– ) and normotensive (⚫) subjects ( π‘Ÿ = βˆ’ 0 . 6 ; 𝑛 = 1 6 ) (a) and diastolic blood pressure only in hypertensive subjects (b). 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 by the Pearson’s correlation coefficient ( π‘Ÿ = βˆ’ 0 . 8 4 ; 𝑛 = 8 ).
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