Resveratrol, a red wine polyphenol, protects spinal cord from ischemia-reperfusion injury


Kiziltepe U., Nilufer N., Turan N., Han U., Ulus A., AKAR F.

JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY, vol.40, no.1, pp.138-145, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jvs.2004.03.032
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-145

Abstract

Objective: The cardioprotective effect of red wine has been attributed to resveratrol. The resveratrol-induced protection against ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury has been documented in heart, kidney, and brain. Resveratrol scavenges free O-2 radicals and upregulates nitric oxide (NO). However, the presence of resveratrol-induced spinal cord protection against I/R injury has not been reported in the literature. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of resveratrol on neurologic functions, histopathologic changes, and NO metabolism following temporary spinal cord ischemia (SCI) in rabbits.