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The consumption of seaweeds has increased in recent years. However, their adverse and beneficial effects have scarcely been studied. Two extracts from the brown seaweed Fucus vesiculosus containing 28.8% polyphenols or 18% polyphenols plus 0.0012% fucoxanthin have been obtained and studied to determine their toxicity in mice and rats and also their(More)
1. Red wine intake is associated with a low risk of cardiovascular disease. This effect has been partly attributed to the action of polyphenolic compounds, which decrease the oxidation of plasma low density lipoproteins. Moreover, nitric oxide ((*)NO) is a vasodilator and polyphenolic compounds induce endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation in vitro. 2. Here(More)
A previous study with aortic segments isolated from rats fed a fish oil-rich diet indicated an increase in acetylcholine-induced nitric oxide (.NO)-mediated relaxation. However, it remained to be elucidated whether a fish oil-rich diet affects the vascular activity per se and the point of the.NO-cGMP pathway at which fish oil acts. For this purpose, two(More)
The effects of ozone treatment on the injury associated to hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) was evaluated. Ozone treatment (1 mg/kg daily during 10 days by rectal insufflation) is shown to be protective as it attenuated the increases in transaminases (AST, ALT) and lactate levels observed after I/R. I/R leads to a decrease in endogenous antioxidant (SOD(More)
Sprague-Dawley rats were fed for 4 months on a control diet or a polyunsaturated-fatty-acid (PUFA)-deficient diet. The combined effects of iron overload (Fe dextran) or Fe deficiency (desferrioxamine) on carrageenan-induced granuloma were studied. PUFA deficiency induced changes in Fe metabolism, but no alterations in lipid peroxidation variables were(More)
Cells are armed with a vast repertoire of antioxidant defence mechanisms to prevent the accumulation of oxidative damage. The cellular adaptive response is an important antioxidant mechanism against physiological and pathophysiological oxidative alterations in a cell's microenvironment. The aim of this paper was to study, in the rat aorta, whether this(More)
PURPOSE While there is solid experimental evidence of brain oxidative stress in animal models of epilepsy, it has not been thoroughly verified in epileptic human brain. Our purpose was to determine and to compare oxidative stress markers in the neocortex of epileptic and non-epileptic humans, with the final objective of confirming oxidative stress phenomena(More)
The concentration of endogenous antioxidants has been studied in rats with a carrageenan-induced granuloma. This animal model of inflammation allowed us to study the antioxidant defenses and the oxidative stress in plasma and in the site of inflammation (exudate) and their modulation by the levels of iron in the organism after iron-dextran or(More)