José Pedro De La Cruz

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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.
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)
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)
Hydroxytyrosol (HT) and hydroxytyrosol acetate (HT-AC) are two well-known phenolic compounds with antioxidant properties that are present in virgin olive oil (VOO). Because VOO has shown neuroprotective effects in rats, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the possible neuroprotective effect of HT and HT-AC in a model of hypoxia-reoxygenation(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)
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)
We compared the effects of dipyridamole, RA-642, and mopidamol on platelet activity and thromboxane/prostacyclin balance in relation to the degree of retinal vascularization in a model of experimental streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats. After 3 months, collagen-induced platelet aggregation in whole blood was 25% higher in diabetic animals than in(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)
Aspirin is the most widely used drug for the secondary prevention of ischemic stroke in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus. Moreover virgin olive oil (VOO) administration exerts a neuroprotective effect in healthy rat brain slices. The aim of the present study was to determine the possible influence of VOO administration to streptozotocin-diabetic(More)