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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 158: 149-155, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31378351

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Induced resistance is an effective measure for controlling plant diseases by utilizing the natural defense of the host and meets the strategic needs of pesticide application and safety for agricultural products worldwide. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide (GLP), which is the main active molecule of G. lucidum, has been widely used in functional food and clinical medicine. However, there are few reports of the use of GLP for the prevention and control of plant diseases. The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of GLP and its mechanism of inducing plant resistance. In this study, we found that GLP spray and irrigation root treatments can promote growth in cotton. After soaking in GLP, theseedling height and cotton fusarium wilt resistance both increased to some extent, effects that were dose dependent. After treatment of cotton with GLP, the activities of peroxidase (POD), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and polyphenol oxidase (PPO) in leaves increased significantly, whereas the content of malondialdehyde (MDA) decreased. In addition, QRT-PCR results showed significantly increased relative expression of genes related to the jasmonic acid pathway in cotton. Therefore, we speculate that GLP can induce plant resistance by stimulating the jasmonate pathway.


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Fusarium/efeitos dos fármacos , Gossypium/microbiologia , Polissacarídeos/farmacologia , Reishi/química , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Gossypium/metabolismo , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Polissacarídeos/química , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10342-10351, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31461273

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Maltol, a maillard reaction product from ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer), has been confirmed to inhibit oxidative stress in several animal models. Its beneficial effect on oxidative stress related brain aging is still unclear. In this study, the mouse model of d-galactose (d-Gal)-induced brain aging was employed to investigate the therapeutic effects and potential mechanisms of maltol. Maltol treatment significantly restored memory impairment in mice as determined by the Morris water maze tests. Long-term d-Gal treatment reduced expression of cholinergic regulators, i.e., the cholineacetyltransferase (ChAT) (0.456 ± 0.10 vs 0.211 ± 0.03 U/mg prot), the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) (36.4 ± 5.21 vs 66.5 ± 9.96 U/g). Maltol treatment prevented the reduction of ChAT and AChE in the hippocampus. Maltol decreased oxidative stress levels by reducing levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malondialdehyde (MDA) production in the brain and by elevating antioxidative enzymes. Furthermore, maltol treatment minimized oxidative stress by increasing the phosphorylation levels of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K), protein kinase B (Akt), nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), and hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1). The above results clearly indicate that supplementation of maltol diminishes d-Gal-induced behavioral dysfunction and neurological deficits via activation of the PI3K/Akt-mediated Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway in brain. Maltol might become a potential drug to slow the brain aging process and stimulate endogenous antioxidant defense capacity. This study provides the novel evidence that maltol may slow age-associated brain aging.


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Envelhecimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Galactose/efeitos adversos , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Pironas/administração & dosagem , Envelhecimento/metabolismo , Animais , Heme Oxigenase-1/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Panax/química , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Bratisl Lek Listy ; 120(8): 569-575, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379179

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AIM: Oxidative and nitrosative stress triggers an extensive damage to the tissues. Many herbal and chemical medicines have claimed to possess antioxidant properties. Arbutin exists in some plants such as Pyrus Biossierana Bushe. In this study, an inhibitory effect of arbutin against tert-butyl hydroperoxide induced cytotoxicity was studied using SYTOX TM Green assay for cell viability. The antioxidant effects of arbutin on the generation of malondialdehyde, nitric oxide, activity of oxidative enzyme (Superoxide dismutase and catalyze) and the amount of total thiol in Hep-G2 cells exposed to tert-butyl hydroperoxide were evaluated. METHODS: Hep-G2 cells were cultured in 24-well plates. After 24 hours, the cells were pretreated with the arbutin at different concentrations (0, 100 and 150 µM). 24 hours later, tert-butyl hydroperoxide at different concentrations (0, 150, 200 and 250 µM) was added into the culture media. RESULTS: Arbutin was able to decrease malondialdehyde and nitric oxide concentrations in arbutin treated group in comparison with the control group (p < 0.00001). The catalase and superoxide dismutase enzymes in these cells were significantly decreased in a dose depend manner in the presence of arbutin in comparison with the control group (p < 0.00001). In addition, arbutin was capable of increasing the tert-butyl hydroperoxide mediated reduction in the total thiol amount in comparison with the control group (p < 0.00001.) CONCLUSION: Our investigation demonstrated that tert-butyl hydroperoxide evoked a reactive oxygen and nitrogen species overproduction in Hep-G2 cells. The cells treated with arbutin showed a dose-dependent reduction of tert-butyl hydroperoxide induced reactive oxygen and nitrogen species generation (Fig. 6, Ref. 34).


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Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Arbutina/farmacologia , Estresse Nitrosativo , Estresse Oxidativo , Catalase/metabolismo , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , terc-Butil Hidroperóxido
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Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao ; 30(8): 2600-2606, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31418183

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A greenhouse experiment was conducted to examine the photosynthetic and physiological responses of two-year-old cuttings of Hibiscus hamabo to the drought stress (20 days) and subsequent rewatering (21 days). The results showed that after 20-day drought, all individuals were survived in spite of the 5.9% soil water content. Drought stress drastically reduced net photosynthetic rate of H. hamabo, with the highest value only being 1.1 µmol·m-2·s-1. Drought stress declined the maximum photochemical efficiency to 84.3% compared with the control plants. Under drought stress, H. hamabo could stabilize cell osmotic potential and eliminate the drought-caused lipid peroxidation by coordinating the accumulation of soluble protein and antioxidant enzymes. After rewatering for seven days, net photosynthetic rate of treated H. hamabo recovered to 57.3% of that under control treatment. Meanwhile, the activities of superoxide dismutase and catalase decreased with the decline of malondialdehyde content. After rewatering for 21 days, no significant differences in the activities of antioxidant enzymes, soluble protein and relative water were found between the treated and control treatment. At harvest, the total biomass of treated H. hamabo decreased, while the root-shoot ratio remarkably increased when compared with control plants. In short, our results indicated strong drought tolerance of H. hamabo, which could play important roles in landscape improvement and greening in coastal areas.


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Secas , Hibiscus/fisiologia , Estresse Fisiológico , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Fotossíntese , Água
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4601-4611, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31296989

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Introduction: The ratio of Ce3+/Ce4+ in their structure confers unique functions on cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2NPs) containing rare earth elements in scavenging free radicals and protecting against oxidative damage. The potential of CeO2NPs to protect testosterone synthesis in primary mouse Leydig cells during exposure to 1,800 MHz radiofrequency (RF) radiation was examined in vitro. Methods: Leydig cells were treated with different concentrations of CeO2NPs to identify the optimum concentration for cell proliferation. The cells were pretreated with the optimum dose of CeO2NPs for 24 hrs and then exposed to 1,800 MHz RF at a power density of 200.27 µW/cm2 (specific absorption rate (SAR), 0.116 W/kg) for 1 hr, 2 hrs, or 4 hrs. The medium was used to measure the testosterone concentration. The cells were collected to determine the antioxidant indices (catalase [CAT], malondialdehyde [MDA], and total antioxidant capacity [T-AOC]), and the mRNA expression of the testosterone synthase genes (Star, Cyp11a1, and Hsd-3ß) and clock genes (Clock, Bmal1, and Rorα). Results: Our preliminary result showed that 128 µg/mL CeO2NPs was the optimum dose for cell proliferation. Cells exposed to RF alone showed reduced levels of testosterone, T-AOC, and CAT activities, increased MDA content, and the downregulated genes expression of Star, Cyp11a1, Hsd-3ß, Clock, Bmal1, and Rorα. Pretreatment of the cells with 128 µg/mL CeO2NPs for 24 hrs followed by RF exposure significantly increased testosterone synthesis, upregulated the expression of the testosterone synthase and clock genes, and increased the resistance to oxidative damage in Leydig cells compared with those in cells exposed to RF alone. Conclusion: Exposure to 1,800 MHz RF had adverse effects on testosterone synthesis, antioxidant levels, and clock gene expression in primary Leydig cells. Pretreatment with CeO2NPs prevented the adverse effects on testosterone synthesis induced by RF exposure by regulating their antioxidant capacity and clock gene expression in vitro. Further studies of the mechanism underlying the protective function of CeO2NPs against RF in the male reproductive system are required.


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Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Cério/farmacologia , Células Intersticiais do Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ondas de Rádio/efeitos adversos , Testosterona/biossíntese , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Cério/química , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização do Ritmo Circadiano/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Intersticiais do Testículo/fisiologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Nanopartículas/química
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Food Chem ; 299: 125116, 2019 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31295637

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The effects of exogenous melatonin treatment on the enzymatic browning and nutritional quality of fresh-cut pear fruit were investigated. Fresh-cut fruit soaked with 0, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.5 mM melatonin were stored at 4 °C. Our results showed that 0.1 mM melatonin treatment was optimal for reducing the surface browning and maintaining the titratable acidity of the fresh-cut fruit, which significantly decreased MDA and H2O2 contents and the growth of microorganism, enhanced total phenolic content and antioxidant capacity, and delayed the reduction of ascorbic acid. Furthermore, melatonin treatment at 0.1 mM decreased the expression of genes involving in enzymatic browning pathway including POD, PPO1, PPO5 and LOX1, and reduced PPO activity. Moreover, this treatment increased the expression of PAL and CHS, and enhanced PAL and CHS activities. These results showed that melatonin treatment might be a promising strategy to alleviate browning and improve the nutritional quality of fresh-cut pear fruit.


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Frutas/efeitos dos fármacos , Melatonina/farmacologia , Valor Nutritivo , Pyrus/efeitos dos fármacos , Antioxidantes/análise , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Ácido Ascórbico/análise , Ácido Ascórbico/metabolismo , Armazenamento de Alimentos , Frutas/química , Frutas/metabolismo , Frutas/microbiologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/análise , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/análise , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Fenóis/análise , Pyrus/química , Pyrus/genética , Pyrus/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2961, 2019 07 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31273197

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Persistent inflammation is a hallmark of many human diseases, including anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) and atherosclerosis. Here, we describe a dominant trigger of inflammation: human serum factor H-related protein FHR1. In vitro, this protein selectively binds to necrotic cells via its N-terminus; in addition, it binds near necrotic glomerular sites of AAV patients and necrotic areas in atherosclerotic plaques. FHR1, but not factor H, FHR2 or FHR3 strongly induces inflammasome NLRP3 in blood-derived human monocytes, which subsequently secrete IL-1ß, TNFα, IL-18 and IL-6. FHR1 triggers the phospholipase C-pathway via the G-protein coupled receptor EMR2 independent of complement. Moreover, FHR1 concentrations of AAV patients negatively correlate with glomerular filtration rates and associate with the levels of inflammation and progressive disease. These data highlight an unexpected role for FHR1 during sterile inflammation, may explain why FHR1-deficiency protects against certain diseases, and identifies potential targets for treatment of auto-inflammatory diseases.


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Proteínas Inativadoras do Complemento C3b/metabolismo , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Monócitos/metabolismo , Monócitos/patologia , Doenças Vasculares/metabolismo , Doenças Vasculares/patologia , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Proteínas do Sistema Complemento/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas Imobilizadas/metabolismo , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Lipoproteínas LDL/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Necrose , Ligação Proteica , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/metabolismo , Soro/metabolismo , Fosfolipases Tipo C/metabolismo
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BMC Infect Dis ; 19(1): 600, 2019 Jul 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288760

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BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of both Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Plasmodium falciparum malaria. However, there are limited studies on the effect of P. falciparum malaria infection on oxidative stress in SCD patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was undertaken to compare levels of biomarkers of oxidative stress in isolates from SCD patients with uncomplicated P.falciparum malaria. The biomarkers namely: malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) were determined in plasma samples from SCD malaria positive, malaria positive, SCD malaria negative and healthy control participants. The genetic diversity of P.falciparum was determined by nested polymerase chain reaction of merozoite surface protein-2 (MSP-2) gene. RESULTS: Out of 207 participants, 54 (26%) were SCD malaria positive, 51 (24%) malaria positive, 51 (24%) SCD controls and 51 (24%) healthy control individuals. The mean concentration of MDA was significantly higher in SCD malaria positive than SCD controls (P < 0.0001). In contrast, the mean concentration of GSH (P < 0.0001) and GPx (P < 0.0001) were significantly lower in SCD malaria than SCD controls. Although not significantly different, the mean concentration of MDA was higher (P = 0.0478), but the geometric mean parasite density (P = 0.2430) and multiplicity of infection (P = 0.3478) were lower in SCD malaria samples than in malaria samples. The most prevalent MSP2 allelic family was IC3D7 in SCD malaria (72%) and Malaria (76%) samples. The biomarkers of oxidative stress were not significantly different between IC3D7 and FC27 allelic families of MSP2. CONCLUSION: We identified severe oxidative stress in Sickle cell disease patients with uncomplicated P.falciparum malaria.


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Anemia Falciforme/diagnóstico , Malária Falciparum/diagnóstico , Estresse Oxidativo , Adulto , Anemia Falciforme/complicações , Anemia Falciforme/patologia , Antígenos de Protozoários/genética , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Estudos Transversais , Teste em Amostras de Sangue Seco , Feminino , Variação Genética , Genótipo , Glutationa/metabolismo , Humanos , Malária Falciparum/parasitologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Plasmodium falciparum/genética , Plasmodium falciparum/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas de Protozoários/genética , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Uganda
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4723-4739, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308655

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Background: Much consideration has been paid to the toxicological assessment of nanoparticles prior to clinical and biological applications. While in vitro studies have been expanding continually, in vivo investigations of nanoparticles have not developed a cohesive structure. This study aimed to assess the acute toxicity of different concentrations of chitosan-coated silver nanoparticles (Ch-AgNPs) in main organs, including liver, kidneys, and spleen. Materials and methods: Twenty-eight male albino rats were used and divided into 4 groups (n=7). Group 1 was kept as a negative control group. Groups 2, 3, and 4 were treated intraperitoneally with Ch-AgNPs each day for 14 days at doses of 50, 25, and 10 mg/kg body weight (bwt) respectively. Histopathological, morphometric and immunohistochemical studies were performed as well as oxidative stress evaluations, and specific functional examinations for each organ were elucidated. Results: It was revealed that Ch-AgNPs induced dose-dependent toxicity, and the repeated dosing of rats with 50 mg/kg Ch-AgNPs induced severe toxicities. Histopathological examination showed congestion, hemorrhage, cellular degeneration, apoptosis and necrosis in hepatic and renal tissue as well as lymphocytic depletion with increasing tangible macrophages in the spleen. The highest levels of malondialdehyde, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase (MDA, ALT, AST) and the lowest levels of reduced glutathione, immunoglobulin G, M and total protein (GSH, IgG, IgM, TP) were observed in this group. On the other hand, repeated dosing with 25 mg/kg induced mild to moderate disturbance in the previous parameters, while there was no significant difference in results of pathological examination and biochemical tests between the control group and those treated with 10 mg/kg bwt Ch-AgNPs. Conclusion: Chitosan-coated silver nanoparticles induce dose-dependent adverse effects on rats.


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Quitosana/química , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Imunoglobulina M/sangue , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Prata/toxicidade , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Nitrogênio da Ureia Sanguínea , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Creatinina/sangue , Glutationa/metabolismo , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Nanopartículas Metálicas/ultraestrutura , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Antígeno Nuclear de Célula em Proliferação/metabolismo , Ratos Wistar , Baço/efeitos dos fármacos , Baço/patologia
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Molecules ; 24(13)2019 Jul 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288458

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Plants play an important role in anti-cancer drug discovery, therefore, the current study aimed to evaluate the biological activity of Alpinia zerumbet (A. zerumbet) flowers. METHODS: The phytochemical and biological criteria of A. zerumbet were in vitro investigated as well as in mouse xenograft model. RESULTS: A. zerumbet extracts, specially CH2Cl2 and MeOH extracts, exhibited the highest potent anti-tumor activity against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) cells. The most active CH2Cl2 extract was subjected to bioassay-guided fractionation leading to isolatation of the naturally occurring 5,6-dehydrokawain (DK) which was characterized by IR, MS, 1H-NMR and 13C-NMR. A. zerumbet extracts, specially MeOH and CH2Cl2 extracts, exhibited significant inhibitory activity towards tumor volume (TV). Furthermore, A. zerumbet extracts declined the high level of malonaldehyde (MDA) as well as elevated the levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) in liver tissue homogenate. Moreover, DK showed anti-proliferative action on different human cancer cell lines. The recorded IC50 values against breast carcinoma (MCF-7), liver carcinoma (Hep-G2) and larynx carcinoma cells (HEP-2) were 3.08, 6.8, and 8.7 µg/mL, respectively. CONCLUSION: Taken together, these findings open the door for further investigations in order to explore the potential medicinal properties of A. zerumbet.


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Alpinia/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Pironas/química , Animais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Catalase/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Clorofórmio/química , Flores/química , Xenoenxertos , Humanos , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Metanol/química , Camundongos , Transplante de Neoplasias , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Plantas Medicinais , Pironas/farmacologia , Solventes , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 232: 116634, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31279782

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AIM: Here, we evaluated the possible protective effects of oleuropein, the major phenolic constituent in virgin olive oil against glycerol-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) in rats. MAIN METHODS: Twenty-eight Sprague Dawley rats were allocated equally into four groups as follows: control group, oleuropein group (50 mg/kg body weight), AKI group and the oleuropein + AKI group. AKI was induced by injecting 50% glycerol (10 ml/kg body weight) intramuscularly. KEY FINDINGS: Glycerol injection increased the kidney relative weight as well as rhabdomyolysis (RM)- and AKI-related index levels, including the levels of creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, creatinine, urea, and Kim-1 expression. Additionally, alteration in oxidative conditions in renal tissue was recorded, as confirmed by the elevated malondialdehyde and nitric oxide levels and the decreased glutathione content. Concomitantly, the protein and mRNA expression levels of antioxidant enzymes were suppressed. Moreover, Nfe2l2 and Hmox1 mRNA expression was also downregulated. Glycerol triggered inflammatory reactions in renal tissue, as evidenced by the increased pro-inflammatory cytokines and Ccl2 protein and mRNA expression, whereas myeloperoxidase activity was increased. Furthermore, glycerol injection enhanced apoptotic events in renal tissue by increasing the expression of the pro-apoptotic proteins and decreasing that of anti-apoptotic. However, oleuropein administration reversed the molecular, biochemical, and histological alterations resulting from glycerol injection. SIGNIFICANCE: Our data suggest that oleuropein has potential as an alternative therapy to prevent or minimize RM incidence and subsequent development of AKI, possibly due to its potent anti-stress, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic effects.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Iridoides/farmacologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/metabolismo , Animais , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/metabolismo , Creatina Quinase/metabolismo , Creatinina/metabolismo , Glutationa/metabolismo , Glicerol/efeitos adversos , Glicerol/farmacologia , Inflamação/metabolismo , Iridoides/metabolismo , Rim/metabolismo , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Oxirredução/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Peroxidase/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Rabdomiólise/complicações
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Life Sci ; 230: 169-177, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31150685

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AIMS: Hippocampal oxidative stress and apoptosis of CA1 neurons play significant roles in the pathophysiology of diabetes-associated cognitive decline (DACD). The present study was aimed to elucidate the putative effects of sesamin, a major lignan of sesame seed, against DACD, and possible involvement of anti-oxidative and anti-apoptotic mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: Fifty adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control, control-sesamin (30 mg/kg/day), diabetic, diabetic-sesamin (30 mg/kg/day), and diabetic-insulin (6 IU/rat/day) groups. Diabetic rats were treated with sesamin (P.O.) or insulin (S.C.) for eight consecutive weeks. Cognitive performance was evaluated in a Morris Water Maze (MWM) test; in addition, superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and malondialdehyde (MDA) concentrations were assayed in the hippocampus using assay kits. Moreover, hematoxylin-eosin (HE), TUNEL, and immunohistochemistry (IHC) stainings were conducted to evaluate histological changes, the apoptosis status and expression of pro- and anti-apoptotic proteins in the hippocampal CA1 neurons, respectively. KEY FINDINGS: The results showed that diabetes reduced the spatial cognitive ability in MWM, which was accompanied by decrease in SOD, CAT, and GPx activities and increase in MDA level in the hippocampus. Additionally, diabetes resulted in neuronal loss, enhanced apoptotic index, elevated the expression of pro-apoptotic Bax protein, and decreased the expression of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein in the hippocampal CA1 neurons. Interestingly, sesamin treatment improved all the above-mentioned deficits of diabetes at a comparable level with insulin therapy. SIGNIFICANCE: The results suggest that sesamin could be a promising potential therapeutic agent against DACD, possibly through its intertwined anti-hyperglycemic, anti-oxidative, and anti-apoptotic properties.


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Disfunção Cognitiva/tratamento farmacológico , Complicações do Diabetes/tratamento farmacológico , Dioxóis/farmacologia , Lignanas/farmacologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Dioxóis/metabolismo , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Insulina/farmacologia , Lignanas/metabolismo , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Environ Sci Pollut Res Int ; 26(23): 23453-23459, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201704

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Cadmium (Cd) as a widespread toxic heavy metal accumulates in animal food including chicken meat through food chain enrichment and finally threatens human health. Selenium (Se) is an essential mineral and possesses antagonistic effects on Cd-induced multiple organs' toxicity in chickens. The objective of the present study was to reveal the antagonistic mechanisms of Se to Cd from the aspects of oxidative stress, inflammation, and meat quality in chicken breast muscles. Firstly, the results showed that Cd significantly elevated the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and protein carbonyl, and declined the levels of glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) to trigger oxidative stress in chicken breast muscles. However, Se treatment significantly alleviated Cd-induced oxidative stress by increasing the levels of GSH-Px, SOD, and CAT, and decreasing the levels of MDA, H2O2, and protein carbonyl. Secondly, Se obviously inhibited the expressions of Cd-activated inflammation-related genes including tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 (COX-2), and prostaglandin E synthase (PTGEs) in chicken breast muscles. Thirdly, meat quality-related parameters including pH45min, ultimate pH (pHu), and drip loss were also detected, and the results showed that Se markedly recovered Cd-induced dropt of pH45min and increase of drip loss in chicken breast muscles. In brief, these findings demonstrated that Se significantly alleviated Cd-induced oxidative stress and inflammation, and declined meat quality of chicken breast muscles.


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Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Cádmio/toxicidade , Galinhas/fisiologia , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Carne/análise , Selênio/metabolismo , Animais , Cádmio/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Galinhas/metabolismo , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Inflamação , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Environ Pollut ; 251: 984-989, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31234266

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), as a widely used plasticizer, is reported to have widespread environmental and global health hazards. Trace amounts of phthalates in the environment are sufficient to disrupt ecological balance and affect human health. However, DEHP-induced splenic toxicity remains in an unknown state. Therefore, to explore the mechanism of DEHP-induced splenic toxicity, male quail were employed with 0, 250, 500 and 750 mg/kg body weight DEHP by daily gastric perfusion for 45 days. Notably, splenic corpuscular border and cell gap enlargement were observed in the spleen tissue of DEHP-exposed quail under the histopathological analysis. Furthermore, DEHP induced dysregulation of oxidative stress markers by increasing malondialdehyde (MDA) content and decreasing superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and catalase (CAT) activities. Low concentration of DEHP (≤250 mg/kg) exposure suppressed nuclear factor-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling pathway, while high concentration of DEHP (≥500 mg/kg) exposure activated Nrf2-mediated defense response. DEHP induced splenic oxidative stress via interfering Nrf2 signal pathway and altering the transcription of its downstream genes. In conclusion, this study suggested that DEHP induced splenic toxicity.


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Coturnix/fisiologia , Dietilexilftalato/toxicidade , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Plastificantes/toxicidade , Baço/patologia , Animais , Catalase/metabolismo , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácidos Ftálicos , Transdução de Sinais , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Plant Sci ; 285: 26-33, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203891

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Heat shock protein 90 s (Hsp90s), one of the most conserved and abundant molecular chaperones, is an essential component of the protective stress response. A previous study reported at least 12 genes in the GmHsp90s family in soybean and that GmHsp90A2 overexpression enhanced thermotolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, we investigate the roles of GmHsp90A2 in soybean by utilizing stable transgenic soybean lines overexpressing GmHsp90A2 and mutant lines generated by the CRISPR/Cas9 system. The results showed that compared with wild-type plants (WT) and empty vector control plants (VC), T3 transgenic soybean plants overexpressing GmHsp90A2 exhibited increased tolerance to heat stress through higher chlorophyll and lower malondialdehyde (MDA) contents in plants. Conversely, reduced chlorophyll and increased MDA contents in T2 homozygous GmHsp90A2-knockout mutants indicated decreased tolerance to heat stress. GmHsp90A2 was found to interact with GmHsp90A1 in yeast two-hybrid assays. Furthermore, subcellular localization analyses revealed that GmHsp90A2 was localized to the cytoplasm and cell membrane; as shown by bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) assays, GmHsp90A2 interacted with GmHsp90A1 in the nucleus and cytoplasm and cell membrane. Hence, we conclude that GmHsp90A1 is able to bind to GmHsp90A2 to form a complex and that this complex enters the nucleus. In summary, GmHsp90A2 might respond to heat stress and positively regulate thermotolerance by interacting with GmHsp90A1.


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Proteínas de Choque Térmico/fisiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Soja/metabolismo , Proteína 9 Associada à CRISPR , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Clorofila/metabolismo , Edição de Genes , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Resposta ao Choque Térmico , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Soja/fisiologia , Técnicas do Sistema de Duplo-Híbrido
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Sci Total Environ ; 685: 795-805, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31238283

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This study investigates the combined effects of increased temperatures and copper on the early live stages of the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis and the blue mussel Mytilus edulis as well as their hybrids. For this purpose, developmental abnormalities was measured after 48 h of exposure as well as a battery of oxidative stress markers such as, antioxidant enzyme activities, lipid peroxidation measured as malondialdehyde accumulation (MDA) and metallothionein contents (MT) and related gene expression pattern. Embryotoxicity and metal accumulation in tissues of mussel larvae exposed to a sublethal concentration of copper (10 µg/L) along with a slight temperature increase from 18 °C to22 °C were significantly increased after 48 h of exposure. Co-exposure to Cu and elevated temperatures significantly increased the antioxidant enzyme activities termed as, glutathione-S-transferase (GST), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and being maintained at 22 °C only in pure M. galloprovincialis (PG) larvae and female galloprovincialis x male edulis hybrid larvae (HFG). A significant decrease in mRNA abundance of cat, sod, gst gene transcription levels was showed in the same species. Furthermore, metallothionein accumulation increased significantly in PG D-larvae exposed to copper at 22 °C. The same pattern was observed in term of gene expression of MTs cognates (mt-10 and mt-20). Significant increase of MDA levels in pure M. edulis (PE) larvae and their female M. edulis x male M. galloprovincialis hybrid larvae (HFE) combined with a low MTs content were observed. Overall, this study provides clues about the relatively higher resistance and resilience of M. galloprovincialis species compared to M. edulis species under environmental pollution and future climate change scenarios.


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Cobre/toxicidade , Mytilus/fisiologia , Estresse Fisiológico/fisiologia , Temperatura Ambiente , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Glutationa Transferase/metabolismo , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Metalotioneína/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 181: 146-154, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31177079

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The impact of lead (Pb) on Spirodela polyrhiza was studied to determine the subcellular distribution, chemical forms, and resulting morphophysiological modifications after treatments with 20 or 80 µM Pb(NO3)2 for 10 days. At the subcellular level, the Pb uptake by S. polyrhiza was mainly compartmentalized in the cell walls (70%), and the majority of Pb (approximately 70%) was extracted using 1 M NaCl and 2% acetic acid (HAc). Visual symptoms of phytotoxcity, surface roughness and closure of stomata, were observed in Pb-treated fronds. Electron-dense precipitates were present in cell walls, and changes to the ultrastructure were most noticeably exhibited in organelle shape, internal organization, and size of the plastoglobules of chloroplasts. Toxic concentrations of Pb induced oxidative stress in fronds, characterized by an accumulation of malondialdehyde (MDA) and decreased chlorophyll and unsaturated fatty acid contents. Pb exposure increased ABS/RC, TRo/RC, DIo/RC, Vj, and φDo (Fv/Fm), indicating that reaction centers were transformed to dissipation sinks, leading to a decrease in the efficiency of photosystem II, which was evident from the decreased values of Fv/Fo, Fv/Fm, ψEo, φEo, RC/ABS, and PIabs. These results indicated that decreased photosynthesis in Pb-treated fronds was partially ascribed to the lower pigment content, inhibition of electron transport, inactivation of the reaction centers, damage to the chloroplast ultrastructure, and stomatal closure. The physiological implications of subcellular distribution and chemical forms are discussed in relation to Pb accumulation and detoxification. However, Pb accumulation significantly impaired photosynthesis and membrane integrity in the fronds of S. polyrhiza.


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Araceae/efeitos dos fármacos , Chumbo/toxicidade , Araceae/anatomia & histologia , Araceae/metabolismo , Araceae/ultraestrutura , Clorofila/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Cloroplastos/ultraestrutura , Transporte de Elétrons/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácidos Graxos Insaturados/metabolismo , Chumbo/farmacocinética , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Fotossíntese/efeitos dos fármacos , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema II/metabolismo
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Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi ; 35(2): 145-149, 2019 Feb.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31250606

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the intervention of curcumin and its analogue J7 on oxidative stress injury in testis of type 2 diabetic rats. METHODS: Sixty male SD rats, 10 rats were chosen as normal control group (NC), the other 50 rats were assigned to experiment group. Experiment diabetic rats were induced by high-fat food and intraperitoneal injection of steptozotocin (STZ). After the model was established successfully, diabetic rats were divided into four groups randomly: diabetes mellitus group (DM, n=12), curcumin treatment group (CUR, n=10), high dose treatment group of J7 (J+, n=10), low dose treatment group of J7 (J-, n=10). The CUR group were intragastrically administered with curcumin 20 mg/kg daily, in addition, the J+ group and the J- group were intragastrically administered with J7 20 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg daily respectively. After 8 weeks, the fast blood glucose was detected biochemically. The activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and the level of malondialdehyde (MDA) were detected by hydroxylamine method and thiobarbituric acid method respectively. The protein expressions of the nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (tNrf2), phosphorylation of Nrf2 (pNrf2), catalase (CAT), NAD(P)H quinine oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) were measured by Western blot. The mRNA expressions of CAT, NQO1, hemeoxygenase-1 (HO1) were measured by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). Morphological structure of testis was observed by hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining. The expressions of Nrf2 and CAT were also detected by immunohistochemical method. RESULTS: The levels of fast blood glucose and MDA in DM group were increased significantly(P<0.05), while the body weight, the activity of SOD, the protein expressions of pNrf2/tNrf2, CAT, NQO1 and the mRNA expressions of CAT, NQO1, HO1 were decreased (P<0.05). Under light microscope, the DM group showed disrupted histological appearance. Immunohistochemistry showed that the protein expressions of Nrf2 around the nucleus and CAT were decreased. With the treatment of curcumin and J7, the MDA levels in the three treatment groups were decreased (P<0.05). The activity of SOD, the protein expressions of pNrf2/tNrf2, CAT, NQO1 and the mRNA expressions of NQO1, HO1 were increased (P<0.05). the levels of fast blood glucose were decreased in the J+ and J- group (P<0.05), and the mRNA expression of CAT was increased in the J+ group (P<0.05). The ratio of pNrf2/tNrf2 in the J+ group was significantly higher than that in CUR and J- group (P<0.05). The protein level of CAT in the J+ group was also significantly higher than that in J- group (P<0.05). There were no significant differences in other indexes among the three treatment groups. Under light microscope, the morphology was obviously improved in the three treatment groups. Immunohistochemistry showed that the protein expressions of Nrf2 around the nucleus and CAT were increased in the three treatment groups. It was suggested that high dose J7 had better antioxidant stress ability in testis of diabetic rats. CONCLUSION: Curcumin and J7 could inhibit the oxidative stress damage of testicular tissue in diabetic rats, which might be related with the activation of the Nrf2-ARE signaling pathway.


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Curcumina/farmacologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2 , Estresse Oxidativo , Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Glicemia/análise , Curcumina/análogos & derivados , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Distribuição Aleatória , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Testículo/patologia
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J Physiol Pharmacol ; 70(1)2019 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31172968

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The etiopathogenesis of potentially malignant oral disorders (PMOD) has not been fully understood yet. Recent results suggest that oxidative stress may be involved in the etiology of PMOD. Production of oxidants seems to be the major biological effect responsible for tissue injury and inflammatory response to air pollution. The aim of this study was to compare the oxidative stress markers and antioxidant potential in saliva of PMOD subjects and healthy controls in periods of high and low air pollution. Among enrolled 40 participants, there were 20 PMOD patients and 20 healthy volunteers. The exposure to air pollution was assessed by exhaled CO (eCO). Four oxidative status parameters: 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) were measured in saliva. Measurements were carried out in June (low air pollution) and November (increased air pollution). In both groups, significantly higher concentrations of 8-OHdG (P < 0.001 for PMOD patients and P = 0.001 for healthy controls), MDA (P = 0.002 and P = 0.012 respectively) and eCO (P < 0.001 and P < 0.001 respectively) were observed in periods of high air pollution. The concentration of TAC did not change between visits. The concentration of salivary GSH (P < 0.001 and P < 0.001 for both groups) decreased when compared between consecutive visits. We conclude that exhaled carbon monoxide (reflecting exposure to air pollution) correlated with the oxidative stress markers in patients with PMOD and healthy controls.


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Poluição do Ar , Monóxido de Carbono/metabolismo , Exposição Ambiental , Doenças da Boca/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Saliva/metabolismo , Idoso , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Testes Respiratórios , Desoxiguanosina/análogos & derivados , Desoxiguanosina/metabolismo , Expiração , Feminino , Glutationa/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polônia
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 181: 388-394, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31212187

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With the wider application of cadmium-containing quantum dots (Cd-QDs) in biomedical fields, it is easier for people to be exposed. Studies have suggested that Cd-QDs could release cadmium ion and induce oxidative effects due to the disruption of redox equilibrium. Antioxidant enzymes catalase (CAT) and superoxide dismutase (SOD), play an important role in organisms to resist the negative impact of exogenous substances. Molecular mechanisms of antioxidant enzymes with Cd-QDs remain unclear, however. In this study, structural and functional changes of CAT and SOD have been investigated under low dose Cd-QDs exposure. Cell viability, malondialdehyde (MDA) level, CAT and SOD activities were influenced by Cd-QDs in hepatocytes of mice. To further investigate the responses of CAT and SOD to Cd-QDs, multiple spectroscopic, calorimetric and activity measurements were carried out. Similar interaction patterns were observed that result in interaction force, structural and functional changes: Cd-QDs combine with CAT and SOD through hydrophobic forces; Intrinsic fluorescence of proteins was statically quenched by Cd-QDs and new complexes were formed; Also, the skeleton and secondary structure (with α-helix decrease) of CAT and SOD was influenced. Taken together, we suggest that Cd-QDs chosen in this study induce oxidative stress effects to hepatocytes but have not caused serious oxidative stress damage at concentrations below 10 µg/mL. MPA-CdSe/ZnS QDs caused the lowest level of oxidative stress which is associated with the induction of antioxidant proteins. This paper presents responses of CAT and SOD to low-dose Cd-QDs, and provides a reference for evaluating health damages caused by Cd-QDs.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Catalase/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Pontos Quânticos/toxicidade , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Hepatócitos/enzimologia , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos
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