Mariel Calderón-Oliver

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Sulforaphane [1-isothiocyanate-(4R)-(methylsulfinyl)butane] is a natural dietary isothiocyanate produced by the enzymatic action of the myrosinase on glucopharanin, a 4-methylsulfinylbutyl glucosinolate contained in cruciferous vegetables of the genus Brassica such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cabbage. Studies on this compound is increasing because its(More)
This study was designed to investigate whether the pretreatment with curcumin, a yellow pigment from turmeric (Curcuma longa) known for its potent antioxidant capacity, was able to protect against the oxidant damage and mitochondrial dysfunction induced by reperfusion injury in isolated hearts. Rats were treated with a daily intragastric dose of curcumin(More)
In the present work was analyzed whether sulforaphane (SFN) may protect against cisplatin (CIS)-induced hepatic damage, oxidant stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. Four groups of male Wistar rats were studied: control, CIS, CIS+SFN and SFN. SFN was given i.p. (500 μg/kg/d × 3 days) before CIS administration (single i.p. injection, 10mg/kg). Rats were(More)
Cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum II, CDDP) is a chemotherapeutic agent that induces nephrotoxicity associated with oxidative/nitrosative stress. Sulforaphane (SFN) is an isothiocyanate produced by the enzymatic action of myrosinase on glucorophanin, a glucosinolate contained in cruciferous vegetables. SFN is able to induce cytoprotective enzymes(More)
This work was designed to further study the mechanism by which sulforaphane (SFN) exerts a renoprotective effect against cisplatin (CIS)-induced damage. It was evaluated whether SFN attenuates the CIS-induced mitochondrial alterations and the impairment in the activity of the cytoprotective enzymes NAD(P)H: quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) and γ glutamyl(More)
Cisplatin (CDDP) is a widely useful chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of tumors including lung, ovary and testis. Acute renal injury, however, is the main side effect observed after CDDP treatment. This side effect is related to the apoptotic death in proximal tubular cells in the kidney and p53 protein has a central role in this process. On the(More)
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