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Int. j. morphol ; 38(1): 48-55, Feb. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1056396

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This research was designed to investigate the potential protective effect of vitamin C supplementation against hepatocyte ultrastructural alterations induced by artemether (antimalarial drug) administration. Twenty-four adult male albino rats were used in this study and were divided into four groups (n=6). Group I served as a control and rats in group II administrated artemether (4 mg/kg B.W) orally for three consecutive days. Group III administered artemether plus a low dose of vitamin C (2.86 mg/kg/l water) while group IV received artemether plusa high dose of vitamin C (8.56 mg/kg). At the end of the experimental period (14 days), the harvested liver tissues were examined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and blood samples were assayed for biomarkers of liver injury and oxidative stress. Artemether significantly (p<0.05) augmented biomarkers of liver injury such as alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and oxidative stress such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), Glutathione Peroxidase (GPX), and caused degeneration and damage of the rough endoplasmic reticulum and disrupted mitochondria. The blood sinusoids were also damaged with distortion of their canaliculi. Administration of vitamin C showed improvement of liver biomarkers, and liver parenchyma, especially in a high dose of vitamin C.We concludes that vitamin C is a partial protective agent against artemether-induced liver injury.


Esta investigación fue diseñada para investigar el posible efecto protector de la vitamina C contra las alteraciones ultraestructurales de los hepatocitos, inducidas por la administración de arteméter (medicamento antipalúdico). En el estudio se utilizaron 24 ratas albinas macho adultas y se dividieron en cuatro grupos (n = 6). El grupo I fue designado como control y las ratas en el grupo II se adminstró Arteméter (4 mg / kg de peso corporal) por vía oral durante tres días consecutivos. En el grupo III se administró arteméter, además de una dosis baja de vitamina C (2,86 mg / kg / l de agua) mientras que el grupo IV recibió arteméter más una dosis alta de vitamina C (8,56 mg / kg). Al final del período experimental (14 días), los tejidos hepáticos recolectados se examinaron por microscopía electrónica de transmisión (MET), y las muestras de sangre se analizaron en busca de biomarcadores de daño hepático y estrés oxidativo. El arteméter aumentó significativamente (p <0,05) los biomarcadores de daño hepático como alanina aminotransferasa (ALT), aspartato aminotransferasa (AST) y estrés oxidativo como superóxido dismutasa (SOD), glutatión peroxidasa (GPX) y causó degeneración y daño de la retículo endoplásmico rugoso y mitocondrias alteradas. Los sinusoides sanguíneos también fueron dañados con la distorsión de sus canalículos. La administración de vitamina C mostró una mejoría de los biomarcadores hepáticos y el parénquima hepático, especialmente en una dosis alta de vitamina C. Concluimos que la vitamina C es un agente protector parcial contra la lesión hepática inducida por arteméter.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Ascorbic Acid/administration & dosage , Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury, Chronic/drug therapy , Artemether/toxicity , Ascorbic Acid/pharmacology , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis , Biomarkers , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Hepatocytes/drug effects , Hepatocytes/ultrastructure , Microscopy, Electron, Transmission , Disease Models, Animal , Hepatoprotector Drugs , Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury/pathology , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis
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Acta cir. bras ; 34(10): e201901001, Oct. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1054675

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Abstract Purpose: To examine the effects of Arrabidaa chica (Bignoniacea) extract, a native plant of the Amazon known as crajiru, on a 7,12-dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene (DMBA)-induced breast cancer model in Wistar rats. Methods: We compared the response of breast cancer to the oral administration of A. chica extract (ACE) for 16 weeks, associated or not with vincristine. Groups: normal control; DMBA (50mg/kg v.o,) without treatment; DMBA+ACE (300 mg/kg); DMBA+vincristine. 500μg/kg injected i.p; DMBA+ACE+Vincristine 250μg/kg i.p. Imaging by microPET and fluorescence, biochemistry, oxidative stress, hematology and histopathology were used to validate the treatments. Results: All animals survived. A gradual weight gain in all groups was observed, with no significant difference (p>0.05). The oral administration of ACE and ACE+vincristine 50% significantly reduced breast tumors incidence examined with PET-18FDG and fluorescence (p<0.001). Significant reduction of serum transaminases, oxidative stress and hematological toxicity were observed in these groups. Antioxidant enzyme levels in breast tissue were significantly higher compared to the DMBA and DMBA+vincristine groups. Conclusion: These results demonstrate for the first time that ACE positively influences the treatment of DMBA-induced breast cancer in animal model, inducing a reduction in oxidative stress and chemotherapy toxicity, meaning that ACE may have clinical implication in further studies.


Subject(s)
Animals , Female , Breast Neoplasms/drug therapy , Plant Extracts/pharmacology , Carcinoma/drug therapy , Bignoniaceae/chemistry , Neoplasms, Experimental/drug therapy , Antineoplastic Agents/pharmacology , Vincristine/pharmacology , Breast Neoplasms/pathology , Breast Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Carcinogens , Carcinoma/pathology , Carcinoma/diagnostic imaging , Catalase/analysis , Treatment Outcome , Rats, Wistar , Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 , 9,10-Dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use
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Arq. bras. cardiol ; 112(2): 173-178, Feb. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-983835

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Abstract Background: Trimetazidine (TMZ) is an anti-ischemic drug. In spite of its protective effects on cardiovascular system, there is no scientific study on the usefulness of TMZ treatment for prolonged QT interval and cardiac hypertrophy induced by diabetes. Objectives: To evaluate the effects of TMZ on QT interval prolongation and cardiac hypertrophy in the diabetic rats. Methods: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats (200-250 g) were randomly assigned into three groups (n = 8) by simple random sampling method. Control (C), diabetic (D), and diabetic administrated with TMZ at 10 mg/kg (T10). TMZ was administrated for 8 weeks. The echocardiogram was recorded before isolating the hearts and transfer to a Langendorff apparatus. Hemodynamic parameters, QT and corrected QT interval (QTc) intervals, heart rate and antioxidant enzymes were measured. The hypertrophy index was calculated. The results were evaluated by one-way ANOVA and paired t-test using SPSS (version 16) and p < 0.05 was regarded as significant. Results: The diabetic rats significantly indicated increased hypertrophy, QT and QTc intervals and decreased Left ventricular systolic pressure (LVSP), Left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP), rate pressure product (RPP), Max dp/dt, and min dp/dt (±dp/dt max), heart rate, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and catalase in the heart. Treatment with TMZ in the diabetic animals was significantly improved these parameters in comparison to the untreated diabetic group. Conclusions: TMZ improves QTc interval prolongation and cardiac hypertrophy in diabetes.


Resumo Fundamento: A trimetazidina (TMZ) é uma droga anti-isquêmica. Apesar de seus efeitos protetores sobre o sistema cardiovascular, não há estudos científicos sobre a utilidade do tratamento com TMZ para o intervalo QT prolongado e a hipertrofia cardíaca induzida pelo diabetes. Objetivo: Avaliar os efeitos da TMZ no prolongamento do intervalo QT e na hipertrofia cardíaca em ratos diabéticos. Métodos: Vinte e quatro ratos machos Sprague-Dawley (200-250 g) foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em três grupos (n = 8) pelo método de amostragem aleatória simples. Controle (C), diabético (D) e diabético administrado com TMZ a 10 mg/kg (T10). A TMZ foi administrada por 8 semanas. O ecocardiograma foi registrado antes de isolar os corações e transferir para um aparelho de Langendorff. Foram medidos os parâmetros hemodinâmicos, intervalo QT e intervalo QT corrigido (QTc), frequência cardíaca e enzimas antioxidantes. O índice de hipertrofia foi calculado. Os resultados foram avaliados pelo one-way ANOVA e pelo teste t pareado pelo SPSS (versão 16) e p < 0,05 foi considerado significativo. Resultados: Os ratos diabéticos indicaram hipertrofia aumentada, intervalos QT e QTc e diminuição da pressão sistólica no ventrículo esquerdo (PSVE), pressão desenvolvida no ventrículo esquerdo (PDVE), duplo produto (DP), Max dp/dt e min dp/dt (± dp/dt max), frequência cardíaca, superóxido dismutase (SOD), glutationa peroxidase (GPx) e catalase no coração. O tratamento com TMZ nos animais diabéticos melhorou significativamente esses parâmetros em comparação com o grupo diabético não tratado. Conclusões: A TMZ melhora o prolongamento do intervalo QTc e a hipertrofia cardíaca no diabetes.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Trimetazidine/pharmacology , Long QT Syndrome/drug therapy , Cardiomegaly/drug therapy , Protective Agents/pharmacology , Diabetes Complications/drug therapy , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis , Time Factors , Long QT Syndrome/enzymology , Long QT Syndrome/physiopathology , Echocardiography , Catalase/analysis , Random Allocation , Reproducibility of Results , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Cardiomegaly/enzymology , Cardiomegaly/etiology , Cardiomegaly/physiopathology , Diabetes Complications/enzymology , Diabetes Complications/physiopathology , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/complications , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/physiopathology , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Hemodynamics/drug effects
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Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992) ; 64(10): 888-895, Oct. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-976782

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SUMMARY BACKGROUND: To determine the concentration of the Lipid Peroxidation Marker: Malondialdehyde (MDA), and Antioxidant Markers: Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Glutathione Peroxidase (GPX), Catalase (CAL) in umbilical cord blood and in unstimulated saliva in the first 24 and 48 hours of life in the PTNB of mothers with and without risk factors for early-onset neonatal sepsis. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with the signing of informed consent by the pregnant women and application of a standard questionnaire classifying the PTNB in Group 1 or 2. RESULTS: Twenty-one PTNB were studied. Regarding gender, birth weight, need for oxygen, use of phototherapy, diagnosis of assumed sepsis, presence of fetal distress, number of pregnancies, type of delivery, use of corticosteroids, premature rupture of membranes, maternal fever, chorioamnionitis, APGAR at the 5th and 10th minute of life. Statistical analysis was performed with the Mann-Whitney test (p = 0.019) on the GPX variable of umbilical cord blood in the group of mothers with risk factors for early-onset neonatal sepsis. There was no statistical difference in the MDA, SOD, and CAT variables of the group with risk factors and in any variable of the group without risk factors. CONCLUSION: There was an increase of the GPX concentration in the blood from the umbilical vein in the group with risk factors for early-onset neonatal sepsis. There was no statistical significance in the comparison of saliva and umbilical cord blood. There was no statistically significant difference in MDA, SOD, CAT.


RESUMO OBJETIVOS: Determinar a concentração do marcador de peroxidação lipídica: Malondialdeído (MDA) e dos marcadores antioxidantes: Superóxido Dismutase (SOD), Glutationa Peroxidase (GPX), Catalase (CAL) no sangue do cordão umbilical e na saliva não estimulada nas primeiras 24 e 48 horas de vida nos RNPT de mães com e sem fatores de risco para sepse neonatal precoce. METODOLOGIA: Estudo transversal com a assinatura do termo de consentimento livre esclarecido pela gestante e aplicação de um questionário padrão classificando o RNPT no Grupo 1 ou 2. RESULTADOS: Foram estudados 21 RNPT. Quanto ao gênero, peso ao nascimento, necessidade de oxigênio, uso de fototerapia, diagnóstico de sepse presumida, presença de sofrimento fetal, número de gestações, tipo de parto, uso de corticoide, rotura prematura de membranas, a presença de febre materna, a presença de corioamnionite, Apgar no 50 e 100 minuto de vida, a análise estatística foi feita com o teste de Mann-Whitney (p=0,019) na váriável GPX do sangue do cordão umbilical no grupo das mães com fatores de risco para sepse neonatal precoce. Não houve diferença estatística nas outras variáveis MDA, SOD, CAT do grupo com fatores de risco e em nenhuma variável do grupo sem fatores de risco. CONCLUSÃO: O aumento de duas vezes a concentração da GPX no sangue da veia umbilical dos RNPT do grupo das mães com fatores de risco para sepse neonatal precoce. Sem significância estatística na comparação entre a saliva e o sangue do cordão umbilical. Não houve diferença estatisticamente significante nas variáveis MDA, SOD e CAT.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Pregnancy , Infant, Newborn , Biomarkers/analysis , Fetal Blood/chemistry , Neonatal Sepsis/diagnosis , Saliva/chemistry , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis , Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture , Infant, Premature , Catalase/analysis , Cross-Sectional Studies , Risk Factors , Neonatal Sepsis/metabolism , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Malondialdehyde/analysis , Antioxidants/analysis , Antioxidants/metabolism
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Acta cir. bras ; 33(8): 703-712, Aug. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-949375

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Abstract Purpose: To assess the action of vitamin C on the expression of 84 oxidative stress related-genes in cultured skin fibroblasts from burn patients. Methods: Skin samples were obtained from ten burn patients. Human primary fibroblasts were isolated and cultured to be distributed into 2 groups: TF (n = 10, fibroblasts treated with vitamin C) and UF (n = 10, untreated fibroblasts). Gene expression analysis using quantitative polymerase chain reaction array was performed for comparisons between groups. Results: The comparison revealed 10 upregulated genes as follows: arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase (ALOX12), 24-dehydrocholesterol reductase (DHCR24), dual oxidase 1 (DUOX1), glutathione peroxidase 2 (GPX2), glutathione peroxidase 5 (GPX5), microsomal glutathione S-transferase 3 (MGST3), peroxiredoxin 4 (PRDX4), phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate dependent Rac exchange factor 1 (P-REX1), prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 1 (PTGS1), and ring finger protein 7 (RNF7). Conclusion: Cultured fibroblasts obtained from burn patients and treated with vitamin C resulted in 10 differentially expressed genes, all overexpressed, with DUOX1, GPX5, GPX2 and PTGS1 being of most interest.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Young Adult , Ascorbic Acid/pharmacology , Burns/pathology , Gene Expression/drug effects , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Fibroblasts/drug effects , Fibroblasts/pathology , Reference Values , Skin/pathology , Arachidonate 12-Lipoxygenase/analysis , Arachidonate 12-Lipoxygenase/drug effects , Burns/drug therapy , Cells, Cultured , Cross-Sectional Studies , Statistics, Nonparametric , Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases/analysis , Oxidoreductases Acting on CH-CH Group Donors/analysis , Cyclooxygenase 1/analysis , Cyclooxygenase 1/drug effects , Peroxiredoxins/analysis , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Dual Oxidases/analysis , Dual Oxidases/drug effects , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Glutathione Peroxidase/drug effects
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Acta cir. bras ; 33(6): 499-507, June 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-949358

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Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the impact of systemic cyclophosphamide treatment on the rat uterus and investigate the potential therapeutic effects of natural antioxidant preparations curcumin and capsaicin against cyclophosphamide side effects. Methods: A 40 healthy adult female Wistar albino rats were used in this study. Rats were randomly divided into four groups to determine the effects of curcumin and capsaicin against Cyclophosphamide side effects on the uterus (n=10 in each group); Group 1 was the control group (sham-operated), Group 2 was the cyclophosphamide group, Group 3 was the cyclophosphamide + curcumin (100mg/kg) group, and Group 4 was the cyclophosphamide + capsaicin (0.5 mg/kg) group. Results: Increased tissue oxidative stress and histological damage in the rat uterus were demonstrated due to the treatment of systemic cyclophosphamide chemotherapy alone. The level of tissue oxidant and antioxidant markers and histopathological changes were improved by the treatment of curcumin and capsaicin. Conclusion: Cytotoxic effects of natural alkylating chemotherapeutic agents like cyclophosphamide on the uterus can be prevented by curcumin and capsaicin.


Subject(s)
Animals , Female , Uterus/drug effects , Capsaicin/pharmacology , Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating/adverse effects , Curcumin/pharmacology , Cyclophosphamide/adverse effects , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis , Uterine Diseases/chemically induced , Uterine Diseases/prevention & control , Uterus/pathology , Catalase/analysis , Random Allocation , Reproducibility of Results , Rats, Wistar , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Glutathione/analysis , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Malondialdehyde/analysis
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Int. j. morphol ; 36(1): 97-103, Mar. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-893194

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SUMMARY: Head trauma damages the optic nerve visual function and visual acuity.Effects of head trauma on the retina was investigated with biochemical, histological and immunohistochemical respects.The study was conducted on 30 rats with three groups: group 1 was control group (n=10). Second group was head-traumatized group (n=10) and last group was head-traumatized+Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE, i.p. 20ml/kg/day). Upon head was traumatized, CAPE was applied to trauma+CAPE group and then for the following four days. At the end of 5th day, rats were anesthetized with ketamine hydroxide and then blood samples were taken for biochemical analysis. MDA and GSH-Px values were compared. After blood sample, total eyes of rats were dissected for histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis. In trauma group, degeneration in retinal photoreceptor cells, disintegrity and in inner and outer nuclear layers, hypertrophy in ganglion cells, and hemorrhage in blood vessels were observed. In the group treated with CAPE, lesser degeneration in photoreceptor cells, regular appearances of inner and outer nuclear layers, mild hemorrhage in blood vessels of ganglionic cell layer were observed. The apoptotic changes caused by trauma seen in photoreceptor and ganglionic cells were decreased and cellular organization was preserved due to CAPE treatment. CAPE was thought to induce healing process on traumatic damages.


RESUMEN: El trauma craneal daña la función visual del nervio óptico y la agudeza visual. Se investigaron los efectos del traumatismo craneal en la retina con aspectos bioquímicos, histológicos e inmunohistoquímicos. El estudio se realizó en 30 ratas distribuidas en tres grupos: grupo control (n = 10); grupo con traumatismo craneal (n = 10); grupo con traumatismo craneoencefálico + Éster fenetílico de ácido cafeico (CAPE, i.p. 20 ml / kg / día). Sobre la cabeza traumatizada, se aplicó CAPE a trauma + grupo CAPE durante los siguientes cuatro días. Al final del día 5, las ratas se anestesiaron con hidróxido de ketamina y luego se tomaron muestras de sangre para el análisis bioquímico. Se compararon los valores de MDA y GSH-Px. Después de la muestra de sangre, se disecaron los ojos de las ratas para su análisis histopatológico e inmunohistoquímico. En el grupo de traumatismos, se observó degeneración en las células fotorreceptoras retinianas, desintegridad en capas nucleares internas y externas, hipertrofia en células ganglionares y hemorragia en los vasos sanguíneos. En el grupo tratado con CAPE, se observó una menor degeneración en las células fotorreceptoras, apariciones regulares de capas nucleares internas y externas, hemorragia leve en los vasos sanguíneos de la capa de células ganglionares. Los cambios apoptóticos causados por el trauma visto en el fotorreceptor y las células ganglionares disminuyeron y la organización celular se conservó debido al tratamiento con CAPE. Se concluyó que CAPE induce un proceso de curación en daños traumáticos.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Caffeic Acids/administration & dosage , Phenylethyl Alcohol/administration & dosage , Retinal Diseases/drug therapy , Retina/drug effects , Brain Injuries, Traumatic/pathology , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Immunohistochemistry , Malondialdehyde/analysis , Phenylethyl Alcohol/analogs & derivatives , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Retinal Diseases/pathology , Retina/pathology
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Acta cir. bras ; 32(8): 633-640, Aug. 2017. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-886223

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Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the effect of hyperin in cisplatin-induced liver injury in mice. Methods: Mice were pretreated with hyperin at doses of 25 mg/kg and 50 mg/kg, respectively, for six days, and intraperitoneal injection of cisplatin (40 mg/kg) was administrated one hour after the final intragastrication of hyperin. Twenty-four hours later, blood and liver were collected for further research. Results: A single injection of cisplatin (40 mg/kg) for 24 h significantly increased serum alanine and aspartate aminotransferases (ALT/AST) and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) activities, whileas hyperin reversed cisplatin-induced such increases. Liver histopathological examination further demonstrated the protection of hyperin against cisplatin-induced liver injury. Further results showed hyperin reversed cisplatin-induced the increase in content of malondialdehyde (MDA) and the decrease in level of total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC) in liver. Moreover, hyperin increased the levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione (GSH), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione-s transferase (GST) in cisplatin-induced liver. Conclusion: Hyperin inhibits cisplatin-induced hepatic oxidative stress, which contributes greatly to the amelioration of cisplatin-induced liver injury in mice.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Quercetin/analogs & derivatives , Aspartate Aminotransferases/metabolism , Cisplatin/adverse effects , Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury/prevention & control , Antineoplastic Agents/adverse effects , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Quercetin/therapeutic use , Quercetin/pharmacology , Reference Values , Lipid Peroxidation , Catalase/analysis , Random Allocation , Reproducibility of Results , Cisplatin/antagonists & inhibitors , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Alanine Transaminase/metabolism , Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury/pathology , Glutathione/analysis , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Glutathione Transferase/analysis , Liver/drug effects , Liver/enzymology , Liver/pathology , Malondialdehyde/analysis , Mice, Inbred ICR , Antioxidants/therapeutic use
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Arq. neuropsiquiatr ; 74(9): 723-729, Sept. 2016. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-796042

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ABSTRACT The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of crocin on brain oxidative damage and memory deficits in a 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) model of Parkinson’s disease. Male Wistar rats were subjected to unilateral injection of 6-OHDA (16 µg) into the medial forebrain bundle and treated with crocin (30 and 60 mg/kg) for six weeks. The rats were tested for memory performance at six weeks after 6-OHDA infusion, and then were killed for the estimation of biochemical parameters. The increase in thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and nitrite levels in the hippocampus were observed in the 6-OHDA lesioned rats, which was accompanied by memory deficits in a passive avoidance test at the end of week 6. Moreover, treatment with crocin decreased TBARS and nitrite levels in the hippocampus, and improved aversive memory. The present study conclusively demonstrated that crocin acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent in the hippocampus of parkinsonian rats and could improve aversive memory through its properties.


RESUMO O objetivo do presente estudo foi investigar o efeito da crocina no dano oxidativo cerebral e nos déficits de memória em um modelo 6-OHDA de doença de Parkinson. Ratos Wistar machos foram submetidos à injeção unilateral de 6-OHDA (16 μg) em MFB e tratados com crocina (30 e 60 mg/kg), durante 6 semanas. Os ratos foram testados quanto ao desempenho da memória 6 semanas após a infusão de 6-OHDA, e, em seguida, foram sacrificados para a estimativa dos parâmetros bioquímicos. O aumento nos níveis de TBARS e de nitrito no hipocampo foram observados em ratos 6-OHDA lesionados, acompanhado por déficits de memória em um teste de esquiva passiva no final da semana 6. Além disso, o tratamento com crocina diminuiu os níveis de nitrito e de TBARS no hipocampo e melhorou a memória aversiva. O presente estudo demonstrou conclusivamente que a crocina age como um antioxidante e um agente anti-inflamatório no hipocampo de ratos parkinsonianos e pode melhorar a memória aversiva através de suas propriedades.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Parkinson Disease/drug therapy , Carotenoids/pharmacology , Cerebral Cortex/drug effects , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Memory Disorders/prevention & control , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Parkinson Disease/physiopathology , Parkinson Disease/metabolism , Sulfhydryl Compounds/analysis , Lipid Peroxidation/drug effects , Random Allocation , Cerebral Cortex/physiopathology , Cerebral Cortex/metabolism , Oxidopamine , Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances/analysis , Rats, Wistar , Disease Models, Animal , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Glutathione Peroxidase/drug effects , Memory/drug effects , Memory/physiology , Memory Disorders/physiopathology , Memory Disorders/metabolism , Nitrites/analysis
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Acta cir. bras ; 31(4): 264-270, Apr. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-781326

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PURPOSE: To evaluated the potential antioxidant agent Legalon (r) SIL (silibinin-C-2',3-bis(hydrogensuccinat)) in the skeletal muscle of rats. METHODS: IRI was achieved via tourniquet application in Wistar-albino rats. Experimental groups were chosen as (i) sham control, (ii) IRI (3+2 h), (iii) IRI and Legalon (r) SIL-50 (50 mg/kg/i.p.), (iv) IRI and Legalon (r) SIL-100 (100 mg/kg/i.p.), and (v) IRI and Legalon (r) SIL-200 (200 mg/kg/ i.p.). Muscle viability (evaluated by triphenyltetrazolium chloride dye method), malondialdehyde, superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase were assessed in muscle samples using a spectrophotometer. RESULTS: Although viability of the injured limb non-significantly declined in the IRI group, administration of Legalon (r) SIL did not prevent injury. However, dramatic increase observed in malondialdehyde levels in the IRI group was prohibited by Legalon (r) SIL in a statistically significant manner. In comparison with the sham-control group, IRI and Legalon (r) SIL administration did not cause any significant alterations in the levels of superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. CONCLUSION: Although Legalon (r) SIL was not sufficient to prevent muscle injury in terms of viability, it is found to be an effective option to reduce reactive oxygen species-induced cell injury.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Silymarin/pharmacology , Reperfusion Injury/prevention & control , Muscle, Skeletal/blood supply , Ischemia/prevention & control , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Reference Values , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis , Superoxide Dismutase/drug effects , Tissue Survival/drug effects , Catalase/analysis , Catalase/drug effects , Random Allocation , Reproducibility of Results , Reactive Oxygen Species/analysis , Rats, Wistar , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Muscle, Skeletal/drug effects , Muscle, Skeletal/chemistry , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Glutathione Peroxidase/drug effects , Malondialdehyde/analysis
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Acta cir. bras ; 30(11): 778-784, Nov. 2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-767597

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PURPOSE: To investigate the possible protective effect of rutin on methotrexate induced hepatotoxicity in rats. METHODS: Twenty-two rats were divided into three experimental groups; Control-saline, Mtx, Mtx+Rutin. Hepatic tissue was taken for histological assessment and biochemical assays. Oxidative stress parameters malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were investigated. Liver markers aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) were analyzed in serum. RESULTS: Mtx+Rutin group showed lower histological injury compared to Mtx group, MDA and ALT levels were increased, while SOD and GSH-Px were decreased in Mtx group compared with Control-saline group. MDA and ALT levels were increased, while SOD and GSH-Px were decreased in Mtx group, compared with Mtx +Rutin group. Serum AST levels were similar among the groups. CONCLUSION: Rutin may be a potential adjuvant drug to reduce the hepatic side effects observed during Mtx therapy for various clinical conditions.


Subject(s)
Animals , Female , Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury/drug therapy , Immunosuppressive Agents/toxicity , Methotrexate/toxicity , Rutin/therapeutic use , Alanine Transaminase/blood , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Antioxidants/therapeutic use , Aspartate Aminotransferases/blood , Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury/pathology , Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury/prevention & control , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Liver/drug effects , Liver/pathology , Malondialdehyde/analysis , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Rats, Wistar , Reproducibility of Results , Rutin/pharmacology , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 41(4): 773-790, July-Aug. 2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-763046

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ABSTRACTPurpose:This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of isolated and co-administration of vitamin E (VitE) and dexamethasone (DEX) on varicocele (VCL)-induced damages in testicular tissue.Materials and Methods:Wistar rats were divided into five groups (n=6), including; control-sham, non-treated VCL-induced, VitE-treated VCL-induced (VitE, 150 mg/kg, orally), DEX-administrated VCL-induced (DEX, 0.125 mg/kg, i.p.), VitE+DEX-received VCL-induced animals. The antioxidant status analyses, histopathological examinations, hormonal assay and tissue levels of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were analyzed. The germinal epithelium RNA damage and Leydig cells steroidogenesis were analyzed. Moreover, the Hsp70-2 protein expression was examined based on immunohistochemical and western blot analyses. The sperm parameters, DNA integrity and chromatin condensation were investigated.Results:VitE and DEX in simultaneous form of administration significantly (P<0.05) down-regulated the tissue ALP level and attenuated the VCL-decreased GSH-px, SOD and TAC levels and remarkably (P<0.05) down-regulated the testicular malondialdehyde (MDA) and nitric oxide (NO) contents. The VCL-induced histopathological alterations significantly (P<0.05) improved in VitE and DEX-administrated animals. The VitE and DEX co-administration reduced the VCL-increased RNA damage and elevated the Leydig cells steroidogenic activity. The Hsp70-2 protein level completely (P<0.05) increased in VitE and DEX alone–and-simultaneous-administrated animals. Finally, the VitE and DEX could significantly (P<0.05) improve the VCL-decreased semen quality and improved the sperm DNA integrity and chromatin condensation.Conclusion:Our data suggest that Vit E by up-regulating the antioxidant status and DEX by reducing inflammation-dependent oxidative and nitrosative stresses could improve the VCL-reduced Hsp70-2 chaperone expression and ultimately protected the testicular endocrine activities and promoted the spermatogenesis process.


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Animals , Male , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/administration & dosage , Antioxidants/administration & dosage , Dexamethasone/administration & dosage , /metabolism , Varicocele/drug therapy , Vitamin E/administration & dosage , Blotting, Western , Chromatin/physiology , Disease Models, Animal , DNA Damage , Drug Interactions , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Immunohistochemistry , Malondialdehyde/analysis , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Protective Agents , Rats, Wistar , Sperm Count , Sperm Motility/drug effects , Spermatozoa/drug effects , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis , Testis/drug effects , Testis/enzymology , Testis/pathology , Testosterone/blood , Varicocele/physiopathology
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Clinics ; 68(11): 1446-1454, 1jan. 2013. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-690630

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OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the effect of manuka honey on the oxidative status of middle-aged rats. METHOD: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into young (2 months) and middle-aged (9 months) groups. They were further divided into two groups each, which were either fed with plain water (control) or supplemented with 2.5 g/kg body weight of manuka honey for 30 days. The DNA damage level was determined via the comet assay, the plasma malondialdehyde level was determined using high performance liquid chromatography, and the antioxidant enzyme activities (superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione peroxidase and catalase) were determined spectrophotometrically in the erythrocytes and liver. The antioxidant activities were measured using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl and ferric reducing/antioxidant power assays, and the total phenolic content of the manuka was analyzed using UV spectrophotometry and the Folin-Ciocalteu method, respectively. RESULTS: Supplementation with manuka honey reduced the level of DNA damage, the malondialdehyde level and the glutathione peroxidase activity in the liver of both the young and middle-aged groups. However, the glutathione peroxidase activity was increased in the erythrocytes of middle-aged rats given manuka honey supplementation. The catalase activity was reduced in the liver and erythrocytes of both young and middle-aged rats given supplementation. Manuka honey was found to have antioxidant activity and to have a high total phenolic content. These findings showed a strong correlation between the total phenolic content and antioxidant activity. CONCLUSIONS: Manuka honey reduces oxidative damage in young and middle-aged rats; this effect could be mediated through the modulation of its antioxidant enzyme activities and its high total phenolic content. Manuka honey can be used as an alternative supplement at an early age to improve the oxidative status. .


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Animals , Male , Rats , Antioxidants/pharmacology , DNA Damage/drug effects , Honey , Leptospermum/chemistry , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Age Factors , Comet Assay , Catalase/analysis , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Malondialdehyde/blood , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Reference Values , Reproducibility of Results , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis , Time Factors
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Biol. Res ; 46(1): 33-38, 2013. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-676818

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Organophosphate (OP) pesticides such as dichlorvos (DDVP) intoxication has been shown to produce oxidative stress due to the generation of free radicals, which alter the antioxidant defense system in erythrocytes. In this study, the effects of DDVP (1, 10, 100 µM) or DDVP + vitamin C (VC; 10 µM) or vitamin E (VE; 30 µM), on the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activities in human erythrocytes were examined in vitro. There were no statistical differences between all groups for 1 µM concentration of DDVP. Treatment with DDVP alone produced an increase in the level of MDA and decreased activities of antioxidant enzymes (P < 0.05). Groups treated with vitamins and DDVP showed protective effects of vitamins against DDVP-induced changes in antioxidant enzyme activity and lipid peroxidation (LPO) (10 µM). At 100 µM concentration of DDVP vitamins had no effect on DDVP-induced toxicity. The results show that administration of DDVP resulted in the induction of erythrocyte LPO and alterations in antioxidant enzyme activities, suggesting that reactive oxygen species (ROS) may be involved in the toxic effects of DDVP. Also the data show that the plasma level of VC and VE may ameliorate OP-induced oxidative stress by decreasing LPO in erythrocytes at certain doses of OP pesicides.


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Adult , Humans , Male , Young Adult , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Ascorbic Acid/pharmacology , Dichlorvos/toxicity , Erythrocytes/drug effects , Insecticides/toxicity , Lipid Peroxidation/drug effects , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Vitamin E/pharmacology , Ascorbic Acid/blood , Catalase/analysis , Erythrocytes/metabolism , Free Radicals/chemistry , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Malondialdehyde/analysis , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis , Vitamin E/blood
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Braz. j. microbiol ; 44(1): 153-160, 2013. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-676901

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To study the deficiency of minerals and its relationship with Paratuberculosis, blood, serum, and fecal samples were obtained from 75 adult bovines without clinical symptoms of the disease and from two bovines with clinical symptoms of the disease, from two beef herds with a previous history of Paratuberculosis in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Serum samples were processed by ELISA and feces were cultured in Herrolds medium. Copper, zinc and iron in serum were quantified by spectrophotometry and selenium was measured by the activity of glutathione peroxidase. We also determined copper, zinc, iron and molybdenum concentrations in pastures and the concentration of sulfate in water. Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis (Map) was isolated from 17.3% of fecal samples of asymptomatic animals and from the fecal samples from the two animals with clinical symptoms. All the Map-positive animals were also ELISA-positive or suspect, and among them, 84.6% presented low or marginal values of selenium and 69.2% presented low or marginal values of copper. The two animals with clinical symptoms, and isolation of Map from feces and organs were selenium-deficient and had the lowest activity of glutathione peroxidase of all the animals from both herds. All the animals negative to Map in feces and negative to ELISA had normal values of Se, while 13.8% of animals with positive ELISA or suspect and culture negative presented low levels of Se. Half of the animals that were negative both for ELISA and culture in feces were deficient in copper but none of them presented low values of selenium. The content of molybdenum and iron in pasture was high, 2.5 ppm and 1.13 ppm in one herd and 2.5 ppm and 2.02 ppm in the other, respectively, whereas the copper:molybdenum ratio was 1.5 and 5.2, respectively. These results do not confirm an interaction between imbalances of the micronutrients and clinical Paratuberculosis, but show evidence of the relationship between selenium...


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Cattle , Copper/analysis , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Glutathione Peroxidase/isolation & purification , Mycobacterium Infections , Mycobacterium avium/enzymology , Mycobacterium avium/isolation & purification , Paratuberculosis , Selenium/analysis , Zinc/analysis , Enzyme Activation , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Methods , Minerals/analysis , Minerals/isolation & purification , Spectrophotometry
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Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-614400

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units of BCG (Bacillus Calmette-guérin) and after 7 days they were used in the experiments. We evaluated the complete blood count, peritoneal cellularity and hydrogen peroxide production, besides the activities of glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and catalase in peritoneal macrophages stimulated with BCG. Malnourished animals presented anemia, leukopenia and severe reduction of peritoneal cellularity. The production of hydrogen peroxide and the activity of glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and catalase were found to be significantly lower in macrophages from malnourished animals. These findings suggest that malnourished animals present a deficient response to BCG. These findings may be partly responsible for a decrease in the bactericidal and fungicidal activities observed in the malnourished mice. These data lead us to infer that the nutritional status interferes with the activation of macrophages and with the capacity tomount an immune response.Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) modifies resistance to infection, impairing a number of physiological processes, changing specific and nonspecific immune responses. Macrophages, which are directly involved in several aspects of immunity, may have their functions altered in the malnourishment condition, possibly playing a significant role in the immune deficiency observed in malnourished individuals. Two-month-old male Swiss mice were induced to PEM with a low-protein diet containing 4% protein as compared to 20% protein in the control diet. When the experimental group had lost about 20% of their original body weight the animals from both groups received intraperitoneal injections of 10


unidades de BCG (Bacilo de Calmetteguérin), por vía intraperitoneal, y después de 7 días los animales fueron sacrificados para evaluación de diversos índices: hemograma, celularidad peritoneal, la producción deperóxido de hidrógeno y las actividades glutatión peroxidada, superóxido dismutasa, y catalasa en macrófagos peritonea les estimulados con BCG. Los animales subalimentados presentaron anemia, leucopenia y reducción de la celularidad peritoneal. La producción de peróxido de hidrógeno y la actividad de las enzimas glutatión peroxidada, superóxido dismutasa, y catalasa fue más baja en macrófagos de animales desnutridos. Los resultados sugieren que los ratos desnutridos presentan una respuesta deficiente a BCG lo que explica en parte la disminución de la actividad bactericida y fungicida observada en animales desnutridos. Estos resultados permiten deducir que el estado nutricional interfiere en la actividad de los macrófagos y en su capacidadde respuesta inmunológica.La desnutrición proteico-energética modifica la resistencia a infecciones, alterando diversos procesos fisiológicos, mudando la capacidad de respuesta inmune, específica y no específica. Los macrófagos, células implicadas directamente en varios aspectos de la inmunidad, pueden tener sus funciones alteradas en condiciones de desnutrición desempeñando posiblemente un papel significativo en la deficiencia inmune observada en individuos desnutridos. En este estudio se utilizaron ratos Swiss machos, de 2 meses de edad, en los cuales fue inducida desnutrición proteico-energética por mediode una dieta que contenía 4% de proteína. El grupo control recibió una dieta estándar con 20% de proteína. Cuando el grupo experimental presentó una pérdida de 20% desu peso corporal original, se le administraron 10


unidades de BCG (Bacilo de Calmetteguérin) e após 7 dias foram sacrificados e utilizados nos experimentos. Avaliamos o hemograma, a celularidade peritoneal assim como a produção de peróxido de hidrogênio e a atividade da glutationa peroxidase, superóxido dismutase e catalase em resposta ao BCG em macrófagos peritoneais. Os animais desnutridos apresentaram anemia, leucopenia e a redução severa da celularidade peritoneal. A produção de peróxido de hidrogênio e a atividade das enzimas glutationa peroxidase, super óxido dismutase e catalase foi significativamente menor nos macrófagos de animais desnutridos. Estes resultados sugerem que os animais desnutridos apresentem uma resposta deficiente ao BCG, e que, em parte, podem explicar a diminuição nas atividades bactericidas e fungicidas observadas em animais desnutridos. Estes dados permitem deduzir que o estado nutricional interfere na ativação dos macrófagos e na sua capacidadede resposta imune.A desnutrição proteico-energética (DPE) altera a capacidade de resistência à infecção, alterando diversos processos fisiológicos, mudando a capacidade de respostas imunes específicas e não específicas. Os macrófagos são células envolvidas diretamente em diversos aspectos da imunidade, podem ter suas funções alteradas em condições de desnutrição desempenhando, possivelmente, um papel significativo na imunodeficiência observada nesses indivíduos. Camundongos Swiss, machos, de dois meses de idade, foram induzidos a DPE com uma dieta contendo baixa concentração deproteína (4%) em comparação à dieta controle (20%). Quando o grupo experimental perdeu aproximadamente 20% de seu peso corpóreo original, estes foram considerados aptos aos experimentos. Animais de ambos os grupos receberam injeção intraperitoneal contendo10


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Animals , Male , Mice , Young Adult , Antioxidants/analysis , Antioxidants/metabolism , Protein-Energy Malnutrition/chemically induced , Macrophages, Peritoneal/chemistry , Hydrogen Peroxide/analysis , Hydrogen Peroxide/chemical synthesis , Vaccin attenue bilie/analysis , Vaccin attenue bilie/adverse effects , Anemia , Catalase , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Leukopenia , Superoxide Dismutase
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Acta cir. bras ; 26(1): 51-57, jan.-fev. 2011. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-572234

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Purpose: To compare the effects of vitamin E and 1 percent methylen blue solutions on prevention of experimentally induced adhesions in rats. Methods: Thirty seven female Spraque Dawley rats were randomized into four groups. First group was kept as sham operated group. An adhesion model was constituted on the left uterine horn of the other groups. The lesion areas of rats from the second, the third and the fourth groups were coated with 2 ml 0.9 percent saline solution (C group), 10 mg vitamin E (VE group) and 1 percent methylen blue solutions (MB group), respectively. Results: Histopathologically, adhesion scores, mononuclear cell infiltration, oedema and fibrosis were more prominent in the MB group compared with C and VE groups. There were no significant differences between the groups in tissue glutathione peroxidase (GPx), catalase (CAT) activities and glutation (GSH) level, these parameters were slightly increased in group with VE supplementation though. The administration of VE and MB significantly decreased NO (P<0.01) levels when compared to the C group. The level of malondialdehyde (MDA) in the VE group was significantly lower (P<0.05) than those of the Sh and C groups. Conclusion: Intraperitoneal methylen blue solutions treatments were more effective according to vitamin E in preventing the formation of intra-abdominal adhesion in a rat uterine horn model.


Objetivo: Comparar os efeitos da vitamina E e 1 por cento da solução de azul de metileno na prevenção de aderências induzidas em ratos. Métodos: Trinta e sete ratos fêmeas Spraque Dawley foram distribuídos em quatro grupos. O primeiro grupo foi mantido como grupo sham. O modelo de aderência foi realizado no corno uterino esquerdo nos outros grupos. As áreas da lesão dos ratos do segundo, terceiro e quarto grupos foram revestidas com 2 ml de solução salina 0,9 por cento (Grupo C), 10 mg de vitamina E (Grupo VE) e solução de azul de metileno 1 por cento (Grupo MB), respectivamente. Resultados: Histopatologicamente, o escore das aderências, infiltração celular mononuclear, edema e fibrose foram mais proeminentes no grupo MB em comparação aos grupos C e VE. Não houve diferença significante entre os grupos na peroxidase da glutatione do tecido (GPx), atividade da catalase (CAT) e o nível de glutation (GSH). Estes parâmetros foram ligeiramente aumentados no grupo com suplemento da VE. A administração da VE e do MB diminuiu significantemente os níveis quando quando comparada ao Grupo C. O nível de malondialdeído no grupo VE foi significantemente mais baixo do que nos grupos sham e C. Conclusão: A administração intraperitoneal da solução de azul de metileno foi mais eficaz de acordo com a vitamina E na prevenção de aderências intra-abdominais no corno uterino de ratos.


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Animals , Female , Rats , Methylene Blue/therapeutic use , Postoperative Complications/prevention & control , Uterine Diseases/prevention & control , Vitamin E/therapeutic use , Vitamins/therapeutic use , Catalase/analysis , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Glutathione/analysis , Lipid Peroxidation , Malondialdehyde/analysis , Nitric Oxide/analysis , Postoperative Complications/pathology , Random Allocation , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Sodium Chloride/therapeutic use , Tissue Adhesions/etiology , Tissue Adhesions/pathology , Tissue Adhesions/prevention & control , Uterine Diseases/etiology , Uterine Diseases/metabolism
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Clinics ; 66(5): 743-746, 2011. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-593834

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of oxidant/antioxidant status and protein oxidation in the development of age-related macular degeneration. METHOD: The activities of serum superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase and the levels of serum malondialdehyde, advanced oxidation protein products, glutathione and vitamin C were measured in 25 patients with age-related macular degeneration and 25 control subjects without age-related macular degeneration. RESULT: The malondialdehyde and advanced oxidation protein product levels in the serum were significantly higher in the age-related macular degeneration patient group than in the control group (p<0.05). The superoxide dismutase activity in the serum was significantly lower in the age-related macular degeneration patient group than in the control group (p<0.05). The levels of vitamin C and glutathione and the activity of glutathione peroxidase in the serum were unchanged between groups (p>0.05). CONCLUSION: The results of the present study suggest that decreased effectiveness of the antioxidant defense system and increased oxidative stress may play a role in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration.


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Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Choroidal Neovascularization/etiology , Glutathione Peroxidase/metabolism , Lipid Peroxidation/physiology , Macular Degeneration/etiology , Oxidative Stress/physiology , Superoxide Dismutase/metabolism , Biomarkers/analysis , Biomarkers/metabolism , Case-Control Studies , Choroidal Neovascularization/metabolism , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Macular Degeneration/enzymology , Macular Degeneration/metabolism , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis
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Clinics ; 66(7): 1247-1251, 2011. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-596916

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OBJECTIVE: This study compares the efficacies of vitamin E and selenium, both individually and in combination, for the prevention of postoperative intra-abdominal adhesions in rats. METHODS: Forty-seven female rats were divided into five groups. The sham animals (S group, n = 7) were given only laparotomies and intraperitoneally received 0.9 percent NaCl (2 ml). In the 40 other rats, abrasions of the left uterine horn were performed, followed by intraperitoneal administration of either 2 ml 0.9 percent NaCl (C group), 10 mg vitamin E (vitamin E group), 0.2 mg/kg selenium (Se group) or 10 mg vitamin E with 0.2 mg/kg selenium (vitamin E + Se group), with 10 animals in each treatment group. RESULTS: Adhesion formation was significantly reduced in animals in the Se and vitamin E + Se groups (p<0.05). Tissue catalase and glutathione peroxidase activities did not significantly differ between the groups. However, catalase and glutathione peroxidase activities and reduced glutathione levels were slightly increased in the vitamin E, Se and vitamin E + Se groups. In the vitamin E group, malondialdehyde concentrations were significantly lower than in the C group (p<0.05), but no significant differences were present among the S, C, Se and vitamin E + Se groups. Levels of nitric oxide were significantly higher in the C group than in the other groups (p<0.01). CONCLUSION: Intraperitoneal administration of selenium or combined vitamin E and selenium appears to be effective in preventing intra-abdominal adhesion formation in rat models through the reduction of lipid peroxidation products.


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Animals , Female , Rats , Antioxidants/therapeutic use , Postoperative Complications/prevention & control , Selenium/therapeutic use , Uterine Diseases/pathology , Vitamin E/therapeutic use , Abdomen , Catalase/analysis , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Injections, Intraperitoneal , Lipid Peroxidation/drug effects , Malondialdehyde/analysis , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Random Allocation , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Tissue Adhesions/pathology , Tissue Adhesions/prevention & control
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Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology [The]. 2010; 16 (2): 90-94
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-125515

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To study the oxidative stress status in children with cholestatic chronic liver disease by determining activities of glutathione peroxidase [GPx], superoxide dismutase [SOD] and catalase [CAT] in liver tissue. A total of 34 children suffering from cholestatic chronic liver disease were studied. They were selected from the Hepatology Clinic, Cairo University, and compared with seven children who happened to have incidental normal liver biopsy. The patients were divided into three groups: extrahepatic biliary atresia [n=13], neonatal hepatitis [n=15] and paucity of intrahepatic bile ducts [n=6]; GPx, SOD and CAT levels were measured in fresh liver tissue using ELISA. In the cholestatic patients, a significant increase was found in mean levels of SOD, GPx and CAT in hepatic tissue compared to control children. The three enzymes significantly increased in the extrahepatic biliary atresia group, whereas in the groups of neonatal hepatitis and paucity of intrahepatic bile ducts, only GPx and CAT enzymes were significantly increased. Oxidative stress could play a role in the pathogenesis of cholestatic chronic liver diseases. These preliminary results are encouraging to conduct more extensive clinical studies using adjuvant antioxidant therapy


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Humans , Male , Female , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Oxidative Stress , Glutathione Peroxidase/analysis , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis , Cholestasis, Extrahepatic/enzymology
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