Somministrazione di glutatione e lipoperossidazione indotta dal digiuno.

Translated title of the contribution: Administration of glutathione and lipid peroxidation induced during fasting

P. Angelini, F. Cirelli, A. Quarticelli, D. Chicco, G. Vendemiale, E. Altomare

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It is well known that lipid peroxidation may be initiated or exaggerated by conditions leading to hepatic GSH depletion or altered GSH/GSSG ratio. In our study we evaluated the effects of GSH administration on hepatic, bile and plasma GSH, GSSG and MDA in rats depleted of the tripeptide by a prolonged. fasting. An exteriorized biliary-duodenal fistula was established and GSH or saline solution was administered i.p. for a period of 6h. Rats treated with GSH exhibited an increased GSH and decreased GSSG biliary excretion. Whereas in control rats an opposite pattern was observed, namely enhanced GSSG and decreased GSH biliary excretion. While hepatic GSH and GSSG concentrations were comparable in the two groups, a significant increase in liver and plasma MDA production was found in controls compared to GSH treated rats. Our data suggest a protective role of GSH against the production of lipoperoxidation as evidenced by the decrease of hepatic, biliary and plasma MDA levels and by a decreased percentage of biliary GSSG. In addition, the significant increase of biliary GSH excretion, observed in rats treated with GSH compared to controls, may be due to an increased supply of the tripeptide which is known to be preferentially excreted into bile in the reduced form.

Translated title of the contributionAdministration of glutathione and lipid peroxidation induced during fasting
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1097-1104
Number of pages8
JournalBollettino della Societa Italiana di Biologia Sperimentale
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1990

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