Multiple Sclerosis: Effect of Oral Administration of an Antioxidant Dietary Supplement in C57BL6/N Induced Model of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 83-87
Received: Mar. 26, 2015; Accepted: Apr. 9, 2015; Published: Apr. 18, 2015
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Torricelli Piera, Department SPES, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy
Antonelli Francesco, University of Tor Vergata, Department of Biology, Rome, Italy
Ferorelli Pasquale, University of Tor Vergata, Department of Biology, Rome, Italy
De Martino Angelo, University of Tor Vergata, Department of Biology, Rome, Italy
Shevchenko Anna, People’s Friendship University of Russia, Department of medicine, Moscow, Russia
Beninati Simone, University of Tor Vergata, Department of Biology, Rome, Italy
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Abstract
In the pathogenesis of demyelinating diseases including multiple sclerosis (MS) an important role is played by oxidative stress. Increased energy requirements during remyelination of axons and mitochondria failure is one of the causes of axonal degeneration and disability in MS. In the presence of neurological diseases such as MS, F2-isoprostanes are concentrated in higher quantities. In this context, we analyzed the levels of F2-isoprostanes in the plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of mice of the strain C57BL6/N with an induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), orally treated with two concentrations of Citozym, a dietary supplement with evident antioxidant properties. Compared to the control group, Citozym-treated EAE-mouse had significantly lower levels of F2-isoprostanes both in plasma and in cerebrospinal fluid. Furthermore, according to the guidelines of IACUC, treatment with Citozym at higher concentrations drastically reduced neurological signs of induced EAE.
Keywords
Food Supplements, Antioxidants, Multiple Sclerosis, F2-Isoprostanes, Oxidative Stress
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Torricelli Piera, Antonelli Francesco, Ferorelli Pasquale, De Martino Angelo, Shevchenko Anna, Beninati Simone, Multiple Sclerosis: Effect of Oral Administration of an Antioxidant Dietary Supplement in C57BL6/N Induced Model of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 83-87. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20150303.12
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