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Nano Lett. 2005 Dec;5(12):2578-85.

[60]fullerene is a powerful antioxidant in vivo with no acute or subacute toxicity.

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UMR CNRS 8612, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Paris XI, Rue J-B Clément, F92296 Châtenay-Malabry, France.


In the present work, we report the effects of C(60)-pretreatments on acute carbon tetrachloride intoxication in rats, a classical model for studying free-radical-mediated liver injury. Our results show that aqueous C(60) suspensions prepared without using any polar organic solvent not only have no acute or subacute toxicity in rodents but they also protect their livers in a dose-dependent manner against free-radical damage. To be sure, according to histopathological examinations and biological tests, pristine C(60) can be considered as a powerful liver-protective agent.

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