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Shock. 2005 Sep;24(3):276-80.

Effect of sesame oil on oxidative-stress-associated renal injury in endotoxemic rats: involvement of nitric oxide and proinflammatory cytokines.

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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, National Cheng Kung University Medical College, Tainan 70428, Taiwan.


This study aimed to investigate the effect of sesame oil on oxidative stress-associated renal injury induced by lipopolysaccharide in rats. The effects of sesame oil on renal injury, oxidative stress, hydroxyl radical, superoxide anion, nitric oxide, and proinflammatory cytokines were assessed after a lipopolysaccharide challenge. Sesame oil attenuated lipopolysaccharide-induced renal injury, decreased lipid peroxidation, increased the activities of superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase, reduced hydroxyl radical generation and nitric oxide production, and had no effect on superoxide anion generation in lipopolysaccharide-challenged rats. In addition, sesame oil significantly decreased tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin 1beta production 1 and 6 h, respectively, after lipopolysaccharide administration in mice. Thus, sesame oil attenuates oxidative stress-associated renal injury via reduction of the production of nitric oxide and the generation of proinflammatory cytokines in endotoxemic rats.

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