José P de la Cruz

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We analyzed the effects of S-adenosyl-L-methionine (AdoMet) on tissue oxidative stress in rat brain slices exposed to reoxygenation after oxygen-glucose deprivation. The thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), total and oxidized glutathione, and lactate-dehydrogenase efflux (LDH) from tissue to the incubation medium, were measured. Brain slices(More)
Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) reduces the incidence of ischemic stroke mainly through its antithrombotic action; however, it also has a direct neuroprotective effect. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of ASA on oxidative stress and the activity of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in an in vitro model of hypoxia in rat brain slices. Rat brain(More)
1. Oral administration of quercitrin to rats for 3 days increases the mucosal glutathione contents in ileum and colon as well as inhibits non-enzymatic lipid peroxidation induced in membrane fractions from jejunal and colonic mucosa. 2. After 7 days of treatment with quercitrin, rat intestinal oxidative status trends to normalize to control rats.
The aim of the present study was to analyze the relative participation of the antiplatelet and the antioxidant effects of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and salicylic acid (SA) after a single dose (1 or 10 mg/kg i.p.) in an in vitro model of anoxia in slices of rat brain. After 20 min of drug administration, blood and brain were obtained (n=6 rats per group).(More)
The antioxidant effect of alpha-tocopherol was assessed in a model of ischemia-reperfusion in the rat brain. In this model, permanent ischemia of the cortical branches of the middle cerebral artery was combined with bilateral occlusion of the common carotid arteries for 1 h and restoration of circulation for a period of 2 h. Lipid peroxidation and(More)
The effects of pyrimido-pyrimidine derivatives (dipyridamole, RA-642 and mopydamole) on lipid peroxidation (inhibition of the production of malondialdehyde, MDA) in different regions of the rat brain were studied. Ferrous sulfate and ascorbic acid (FeAs) were used to induce lipid peroxidation via the formation of hydroxyl anions. The antiperoxidative effect(More)
We analyzed the effects of S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) on tissue oxidative status in a combined model of permanent focal ischemia and global reperfusion in the rat brain. The production of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) was measured under basal conditions and after induction with ferrous salt as an indicator of brain lipid peroxidation.(More)
UNLABELLED This study was designed to evaluate the in vitro effects of propofol on lipid peroxide formation and the glutathione antioxidant system in some tissues of Wistar rats (n = 8-10 per experiment). We measured thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), and the activities of glutathione peroxidase (GSHpx), reductase (GSSGrd), and transferase(More)
A series of alkyl nitrohydroxytyrosyl ether derivatives has been synthesized from free hydroxytyrosol (HT), the natural olive oil phenol, in order to increase the assortment of compounds with potential neuroprotective activity in Parkinson's disease. In this work, the antioxidant activity of these novel compounds has been evaluated using Ferric Reducing(More)
Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is the most widely used drug in the prevention of ischemic vascular accidents, mainly because of its antithrombotic effect. Recently, evidence of a neuroprotective effect has appeared. The aim of this study was to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of triflusal, a fluorinated derivative of ASA, in a model of anoxia-reoxygenation(More)