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Free Radic Res. 1999 Sep;31(3):191-6.

Protective effect of ozone treatment on the injury associated with hepatic ischemia-reperfusion: antioxidant-prooxidant balance.

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Department of Medical Bioanalysis, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas de Barcelona, CSIC-IDIBAPS, Spain.

Abstract

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 and glutathione) and an increase in reactive oxygen species (H2O2) with respect to the control group. However, ozone treatment results in a preservation (glutathione) or increase (SOD) in antioxidant defense and maintains H2O2 at levels comparable to those in the control group. The present study reports a protective effect of ozone treatment on the injury associated to hepatic I/R. The effectiveness of ozone could be related to its action on endogenous antioxidants and prooxidants balance in favour of antioxidants, thus attenuating oxidative stress.

PMID:
10499775
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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