This study aimed to investigate the effect of sesame oil on oxidative stress-associated renal injury induced by lipopolysaccharide in rats. The effects of sesame oil on renal injury, oxidative stress, hydroxyl radical, superoxide anion, nitric oxide, and proinflammatory cytokines were assessed after a lipopolysaccharide challenge. Sesame oil attenuated lipopolysaccharide- induced renal injury, decreased lipid peroxidation, increased the activities of superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase, reduced hydroxyl radical generation and nitric oxide production, and had no effect on superoxide anion generation in lipopolysaccharide-challenged rats. In addition, sesame oil significantly decreased tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin 1β production 1 and 6 h, respectively, after lipopolysaccharide administration in mice. Thus, sesame oil attenuates oxidative stress-associated renal injury via reduction of the production of nitric oxide and the generation of proinflammatory cytokines in endotoxemic rats.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Sep 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Emergency Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine