Antioxidative and therapeutic effects of spirulina on trichloroethylene induced cutaneous irritation Balb/c mice


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Gurbuz N., Coskun Z. K. , Omeroglu S., Bayraktar A. C. , Ciraci Z.

Bratislava Medical Journal, vol.114, no.4, pp.192-198, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4149/bll_2013_041
  • Journal Name: Bratislava Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.192-198
  • Keywords: Acute dermatitis, Antioxidative effect, Balb/c mice, Spirulina, Treatment effect, Trichlorethylene
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the antioxidative and therapeutic effects of spirulina on the trichloroethylene induced cutaneous irritation balb/c mice. Background: During recent years, an attention has been focused on the antioxidant potential of Spirulina species. Methods: Balb/c mice were randomized into the four groups. At the end of the each application, the rats were sacrificed and dorsal skin was taken. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical evaluations were conducted, oxidative stress was assessed by the measurement of malondialdehyde (MDA) levels, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities and nitric oxide (NO) production. Results: There was a statistically significant decreased disruption in epidermal integrity, oedema in intercellular dermis, disorganization in collagen fibres and immunoreactivity in the pre acute dermatitis/antioxidant and the post acute dermatitis/treatment groups when compared to the acute dermatitis group (p<0.05). Conclusion: The results of the present study indicate the antioxidative and therapeutic effects of Spirulina on trichloroethylene induced cutaneous irritation balb/c mice.