Anti-inflammatory effect of lycopene on carrageenan-induced paw oedema and hepatic ischaemia-reperfusion in the rat.

@article{Bignotto2009AntiinflammatoryEO,
  title={Anti-inflammatory effect of lycopene on carrageenan-induced paw oedema and hepatic ischaemia-reperfusion in the rat.},
  author={Let{\'i}cia Bignotto and Jo{\~a}o Rocha and Bruno Sepodes and Maria Eduardo-Figueira and Rui Pinto and Marco Vin{\'i}cius Chaud and Jo{\~a}o Ernesto de Carvalho and Heitor Moreno and H{\'e}lder Mota-Filipe},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={126-33}
}
The regular intake of tomatoes or its products has been associated with a reduced risk of chronic diseases and these effects have been mainly attributed to lycopene. Here, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory properties of lycopene and its protective effects on organ injury in two experimental models of inflammation. In order to study the effects of lycopene in local inflammation, a carrageenan-induced paw oedema model in rats was performed. Lycopene was administered as an acute (1, 10, 25 or 50… CONTINUE READING