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Hydrogen protects against small-scale liver ischemia-reperfusion injury

In Animal studies, Liver by CHESS

This study investigated the role of hydrogen-rich saline (HRS) on the endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) pathway and the effect of HRS on tissue injury in small Bama pig model of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion combined with partial hepatectomy. Eighteen healthy Bama miniature pigs were randomly divided equally into three groups: Sham, IRI, and HRS. Laparoscopic technique was employed to establish the model …

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Hydrogen-rich saline for hepatectomy-induced cognitive dysfunction

In Animal studies, Liver, Nervous system by CHESS

This study aims to investigate the protective effects and underlying mechanisms of hydrogen-rich saline on the cognitive functions of elder mice with partial hepatectomy-induced postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). Ninety-six old male Kunming mice were randomly divided into 4 groups (n = 24 each): control group (group C), hydrogen-rich saline group (group H), POCD group (group P), and POCD + hydrogen-rich saline group (group PH). …

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Preadministration of hydrogen-rich water protects against sepsis

In Animal studies, Inflammation, Liver by CHESS

Despite significant advances in antibiotic therapy and intensive care, sepsis remains the most common cause of death in intensive care units. The authors previously reported that molecular hydrogen (H2) acts as a therapeutic and preventive antioxidant. Here, the authors show that preadministration of H2-dissolved water (HW) suppresses lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxin shock in mice. Drinking HW for 3 days before LPS …

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Hydrogen-rich water alleviates ethanol-induced fatty liver

In Animal studies, Liver by CHESS

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hydrogen-rich water (HRW) treatment on prevention of ethanol (EtOH)-induced early fatty liver in mice. In vitro reduction of hydrogen peroxide by HRW was determined with a chemiluminescence system. Female mice were randomly divided into five groups: control, EtOH, EtOH + silymarin, EtOH + HRW and EtOH + silymarin + …

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Hydrogen ameliorates hepatic reperfusion injury

In Animal studies, Liver by CHESS

Hydrogen gas reduces ischemia and reperfusion injury (IRI) in the liver and other organs. However, the precise mechanism remains elusive. We investigated whether hydrogen gas ameliorated hepatic I/R injury after cold preservation. Rat liver was subjected to 48-h cold storage in University of Wisconsin solution. The graft was reperfused with oxygenated buffer with or without hydrogen at 37° for 90 …

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Hydrogen-rich saline protects against liver mitochondrial dysfunction

In Animal studies, Liver by CHESS

Previous studies have demonstrated that hydrogen-rich saline (HS) protects against bile duct ligation (BDL)-induced liver injury by suppressing oxidative stress and inflammation. Mitochondria, which are targets of excessive reactive oxygen species and central mediators of apoptosis, have a pivotal role in hepatic injury during obstructive jaundice (OJ); however, the implications of HS in the hepatic mitochondria of BDL mice remain …

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Hydrogen-rich saline attenuates hepatic injury

In Animal studies, Liver by CHESS

The objective of this study was to study the role of hydrogen-rich saline (HRS) on acute hepatic injury (AHI) in acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP). Rats were used for this study and an ANP model was induced by injecting 5% sodium taurocholate into the biliary-pancreatic duct. Experiments were performed in 3 groups: sham, ANP, and ANP + HRS (HRS). Animals were …

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Hydrogen improves hepatic function in cirrhosis

In Animal studies, Liver by CHESS

In cirrhosis, increased oxidative stress leads to systemic and splanchnic hyperdynamic circulation, splanchnic angiogenesis, portosystemic collateral formation, hepatic endothelial dysfunction, increased intrahepatic resistance and the subsequent portal hypertension. Like N-acetylcysteine, hydrogen-rich saline is a new documented antioxidant with the potential to treat the complications of liver diseases. In this study, hemodynamics, splanchnic angiogenesis and hepatic endothelial dysfunction were measured in …

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Lactulose-driven molecular hydrogen accelerates posthepatectomized liver regeneration

In Animal studies, Liver by CHESS

Oxidative stress and inflammation are implicated in the process of liver regeneration. Lactulose orally administered can be bacterially fermented and induces dramatic amounts of endogenous hydrogen. Hydrogen has been confirmed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This study investigated the potential influence of lactulose administration on liver regeneration. Antibiotics were used to suppress bacterial fermentation of lactulose, and hydrogen-rich saline …

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Hydrogen-rich water protects against acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity

In Animal studies, Liver by CHESS

The present study investigated the hepatoprotective effects and mechanisms of hydrogen-rich water (HRW) in acetaminophen (APAP)-induced liver injury in mice. Male mice were randomly divided into the following four groups: normal saline (NS) control group, mice received equivalent volumes of NS intraperitoneally (ip); HRW control group, mice were given HRW (same volume as the NS group); APAP + NS group, …