Abstract Title:

The effect of naringenin on the role of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like2 (Nrf2) and haem oxygenase 1 (HO-1) in reducing the risk of oxidative stress-related radiotoxicity in the spleen of rats.

Abstract Source:

Environ Toxicol. 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7. PMID: 30843661

Abstract Author(s):

Nadia Abdel-Magied, Shereen M Shedid

Article Affiliation:

Nadia Abdel-Magied


The present study was to evaluate the radiomitigative effect of naringenin (NRG) on the modulation of ionizing radiation (IR)-induced spleen injury. Rats were exposed to 12 Gy (3Gy/two times/week). NRG (50mg/Kg), was orally given one hour after the first radiation dose, and daily continued during the irradiation period. Rats were sacrificed 1 day after the last dose of radiation. NRG showed a significant decrease of malondialdehyde, hydrogen peroxide with a significant elevation of superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase activities and glutathione content. Moreover, NRG confirmed the intracellular defense mechanisms through activation of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like2 (Nrf2) and haem oxygenase-1 (HO-1) levels and their protein expression. In addition, NRG deactivated the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and reduced the pro-inflammatory cytokines. Further, NRG showed positive modulation in the haematological values (WBCs, RBCs, Hb, Hct% and PLt). In conclusion, these results suggested that NRG reversed the IR-induced redox-imbalance in the rat spleen.

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