alexa Essential metal status, prooxidant antioxidant effects of MiADMSA in male rats: age-related effects.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Flora SJ, Mehta A, Gautam P, Jatav PC, Pathak U

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Thiols are known to act as protectants in the biological system for their involvement in a number of metabolic regulations. In this study, we investigated the effect of a new and potent thiol-chelating agent, monoisoamyl 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (MiADMSA), an analog of meso 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid, to find out if it could act as a prooxidant (because of its lipophilic character) or antioxidant (because of thiol moiety) that could supplement its chelating properties in different age groups of male rats (young, adult, and old rats) and produce effective clinical recoveries in the treatment of metal intoxication. Animals were treated with 25, 50, and 100 mg/kg of MiADMSA, i.p, once daily for 1 week to assess the effect on the antioxidant system in major organs based on sensitive biochemical variables indicative of oxidative stress. Results suggested that MiADMSA administration increased the activity of d-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase in all the age groups and increased blood glutathione (GSH) levels in young rats. MiADMSA also potentiated the synthesis of metallothioneine in liver and kidneys and GSH levels in liver and brain. Apart from this it also significantly reduced the glutathione disulfide levels in tissues. However, administration of MiADMSA caused some concern over the copper loss. MiADMSA was found to be safe in rats of all ages. This article was published in Biol Trace Elem Res and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords