Intensity of Free Radical Processes in Rat Liver under Type 2 Diabetes and Introduction of Epifamin

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The effect of epifamin on free radical processes, the activity of caspase-1 and -3, aconitate hydratase and citrate content in rat’s liver at experimentally induced type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) was studied. The action of epifamin at T2DM leads to a decrease in biochemiluminescence parameters, characterizing the intensity of free radical processes, and changes in aconitase activity and citrate level towards the control. Activities of caspase-1 and caspase-3 in the tissue decreased by a factor of 2.4 and 1.6 in comparison with the levels at the disease. Apparently, epifamin-mediated correction of the level of melatonin, providing a significant antioxidant effect, promotes positive action on the free radical homeostasis.

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Intensity of Free Radical Processes in Rat Liver under Type 2 Diabetes and Introduction of Epifamin


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T. N. Popova

Voronezh State University

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Russian Federation

A. A. Agarkov

Voronezh State University

Russian Federation

A. N. Verevkin

Voronezh State University

Russian Federation


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