Protective effect of beta-glucan on contrast induced-nephropathy and a comparison of beta-glucan with nebivolol and N-acetylcysteine in rats

Koc E., ALTOK K., Ebinc F. A., PAŞAOĞLU H., Demirtas C., ÖMEROĞLU S., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEPHROLOGY, vol.15, no.5, pp.658-665, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background It has been shown that beta-glucan (BG), which has antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects, attenuats renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. We aimed to investigate whether BG might have a preventive role against the development of contrast-induced nephropathy and to compare its effect with nebivolol (Nb) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC).