Stolf 2018 Biomed Pharmacother

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Stolf AM, Campos Cardoso C, Morais H, Alves de Souza CE, Lomba LA, Brandt AP, Agnes JP, Collere FC, Galindo CM, Corso CR, Spercoski KM, Locatelli Dittrich R, Zampronio AR, Cadena SMSC, Acco A (2018) Effects of silymarin on angiogenesis and oxidative stress in streptozotocininduced diabetes in mice. Biomed Pharmacother 108:232-43.

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Stolf AM, Campos Cardoso C, Morais H, Alves de Souza CE, Lomba LA, Brandt AP, Agnes JP, Collere FC, Galindo CM, Corso CR, Spercoski KM, Locatelli Dittrich R, Zampronio AR, Cadena SMSC, Acco A (2018) Biomed Pharmacother

Abstract: The present study evaluated the effects of acute treatment with silymarin, an extract that is obtained from Silybum marianum, on angiogenesis, oxidative stress, and inflammation in normoglycemic and diabetic mice. Diabetes was induced by streptozotocin (80 mg/kg, intraperitoneal) in male Swiss mice, 6 weeks of age. A polyether-polyurethane sponge was surgically implanted in the back of the mice as a model of healing in both diabetic and normoglycemic animals that were treated with oral silymarin or water for 10 days. The pancreas, liver, kidneys, blood, and sponges were collected and analyzed. Diabetes led to impairments of antioxidant defenses, reflected by a reduction of pancreatic superoxide dismutase and hepatic and renal catalase and an increase in pancreatic lipoperoxidation. An inflammatory process was observed in diabetic mice, reflected by an increase in pancreatic tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and the infiltration of inflammatory cells in islets. The number of vessels was lower in the implanted sponges in diabetic mice. Silymarin treatment attenuated this damage, restoring antioxidant enzymes and reducing pancreatic TNF-α and inflammatory infiltration. However, silymarin treatment did not restore angiogenesis or glycemia. In conclusion, treatment with silymarin red uced oxidative stress and inflammation that were induced in the model of streptozotocin-induced diabetes in several organs, without apparent toxicity. Silymarin may be a promising drug for controlling diabetic complications.

Keywords: Angiogenesis, Diabetes, Inflammation, Oxidative stress, Silymarin, Streptozotocin Bioblast editor: Plangger M


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, Pharmacology;toxicology  Pathology: Diabetes 

Organism: Mouse  Tissue;cell: Liver  Preparation: Homogenate 



HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

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