[Malondialdehyde (MDA) as a lipid peroxidation marker]

Wiad Lek. 2004;57(9-10):453-5.
[Article in Polish]


Free radicals generate the lipid peroxidation process in an organism. Malondialdehyde (MDA) is one of the final products of polyunsaturated fatty acids peroxidation in the cells. An increase in free radicals causes overproduction of MDA. Malondialdehyde level is commonly known as a marker of oxidative stress and the antioxidant status in cancerous patients.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Free Radicals / blood
  • Humans
  • Lipid Peroxidation / physiology*
  • Malondialdehyde / blood*
  • Neoplasms / blood
  • Oxidative Stress / physiology


  • Free Radicals
  • Malondialdehyde