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|Title in Portuguese:||Role of the NO/KATP pathway in the protective effect of a sulfated-polysaccharide fraction from the algae Hypnea musciformis against ethanol-induced gastric damage in mice|
|Author:||Damasceno, Samara R. B.|
Rodrigues, Jocélia C.
Silva, Renan O.
Nicolau, Lucas A. D.
Chaves, Luciano S.
Freitas, Ana L. P.
Souza, Marcellus H. L. P.
Barbosa, André L. R.
Medeiros, Jand- Venes R.
|Publisher:||Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia|
|Citation:||DAMASCENO, S. R. B. et al. Role of the NO/KATP pathway in the protective effect of a sulfated-polysaccharide fraction from the algae Hypnea musciformis against ethanol-induced gastric damage in mice. Rev. Bras. Farmacogn., Curitiba, v. 23, n. 2, p. 320-328, mar./apr. 2013.|
|Abstract:||Seaweeds are the most abundant source of polysaccharides such as alginates and agar, as well as carrageenans. This study aimed to investigate the gastroprotective activity and the mechanism underlying this activity of a sulfated-polysaccharide fraction extracted from the algae Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V. Lamour. (Gigartinales– Rhodophyta). Mice were treated with sulfated-polysaccharide fraction (3, 10, 30, and 90 mg/kg, p.o.) and, after 30 min, they were administered 50% ethanol (0.5 mL/25 g, p.o.). After 1 h, gastric damage was measured using a planimeter. In addition, samples of the stomach tissue were obtained for histopathological examination and for assays to determine the glutathione and malondialdehyde levels. Other groups of mice were pretreated with NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME, 10 mg/kg, i.p.), aminoguanidine (100 mg/kg, i.p.), or glibenclamide (10 mg/kg, i.p.). After 30 min to the aminoguanidine group and 1 h to the other groups, sulfated-polysaccharide fraction (30 mg/kg, p.o.) was administered and gastric damage was induced as described above. Sulfated-polysaccharide fraction prevented ethanol-induced gastric injury in a dosedependent manner. However, treatment with L-NAME or glibenclamide reversed this gastroprotective effect. Administration of aminoguanidine did not infl uence the effect of sulfated-polysaccharide fraction. Our results suggest that sulfated-polysaccharide fraction exerts a protective effect against ethanol-induced gastric damage via activation of the NO/KATP pathway.|
|metadata.dc.type:||Artigo de Periódico|
|Appears in Collections:||DFIFA - Artigos publicados em revista científica|
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