Cytosolic superoxide dismutase (SOD1) alterations early after sepsis induction. The animals were submitted to sepsis or sham-operated, and 3 h (A), 6 h (B), and 12 h (C) after surgery, the immunocontent of SOD1 was evaluated. The sod1 gene expression was evaluated at 3 h (D) and 12 h (E) after surgery. The data are expressed as mean ± SD (n = ten animals/group). p value < 0.05 was considered significant when compared to the control. * denotes p < 0.05.