Jonatan Vuković

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By using red wine (RW), dealcoholized red wine (DARW), polyphenols-stripped red wine (PSRW), ethanol-water solution (ET), and water (W), the role of wine polyphenols, ethanol, and urate on vascular function was examined in humans (n = 9 per beverage) and on isolated rat aortic rings (n = 9). Healthy males randomly consumed each beverage in a cross-over(More)
By using red wine, dealcoholized red wine, polyphenols-stripped red wine, ethanol-water solution and water, the role of wine polyphenols and induction of plasma urate elevation on plasma antioxidant capacity was examined in humans (n=9 per beverage). Healthy males randomly consumed each beverage in a cross-over design. Plasma antioxidant capacity (measured(More)
OBJECTIVE We determined and compared acute effects of different alcoholic beverages on oxygen-induced increase in oxidative stress plasma marker and arterial stiffness in healthy humans. METHODS Ten males randomly consumed one of four tested beverages: red wine (RW), vodka, beer (0.32 g ethanol/kg body wt) and water as control. Every beverage was consumed(More)
We investigated the effects of acute intake of antioxidants on hyperoxia-induced oxidative stress, reduction of plasma nitrite and change in arterial stiffness. Twelve healthy males randomly consumed either placebo or an oral antioxidant cocktail (vitamin C, 1000 mg; vitamin E, 600 IU; alpha-lipoic acid, 600 mg). Every therapy was consumed once, a week(More)
The effect of Methotrexate on tumor growth in combination with hypoxia is studied. Inbred rats inoculated with the very rapidly growing Iglesias sarcoma are exposed to 320 mm Hg air pressure and treated simultaneously with Methotrexate. The treatment results in a very pronounced or complete regression of the tumors, while those of the control animals,(More)
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a widely used safe analgesic drug when administered at therapeutic doses. Given the chemical reactivity of its phenolic group towards electrophilic species, we assumed that detection of paracetamol metabolites distinctly different from its known phase I metabolite N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine (NAPQI) and the phase II(More)
The aim of this study was to measure plasma nitrite, the biochemical marker of endothelial nitric oxide ((•)NO) synthesis, before and after hyperoxia, in order to test the hypothesis that hyperoxia-induced vasoconstriction is a consequence of reduced bioavailability of (•)NO caused by elevated oxidative stress. Ten healthy men breathed 100% normobaric O(2)(More)
We examined and compared mechanisms of the red wine (RW)-induced vasorelaxation in guinea pig (GP) and rat aorta. Acetylcholine-induced relaxation of norepinephrine-precontracted aortic rings was stronger in rat aorta than in GP aorta, whereas RW-induced vasorelaxation was stronger in GP aorta. L-nitro-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) abolished RW-induced(More)
We examined the effects of acute, food-induced moderate increase of plasma uric acid (UA) on arterial stiffness and markers of oxidative damage in plasma in healthy males exposed to 100% normobaric oxygen. Acute elevation of plasma UA was induced by consumption of red wine, combination of ethanol and glycerol, or fructose. By using these beverages we were(More)
In the research of influence of alcohol on the mental and physical state of the body alcohol concentration in the blood plays an important role which must be properly defined. Therefore, the aim of our study was to examine breath and blood alcohol concentration in ten young, healthy, non-smoker male volunteers after consuming a red wine, containing 13 vol %(More)