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Hydrogen ameliorates liver injury through PI3K-Akt pathway

In Animal studies, Liverby CHESS

This study explored the hepatoprotection of high concentrations of hydrogen (HCH) inhalation in a mouse hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury model and the potential mechanism. To explore the role of the PI3K-Akt pathway in the hepatoprotection of HCH, C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into five groups: Sham, I/R, I/R+HCH, LY294002 (PI3K inhibitor)+I/R+HCH, and LY+I/R groups. Mice received inhalation of 66.7% hydrogen …

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Hydrogen-rich saline improves non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease

In Animal studies, Liverby CHESS

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) comprises a range of liver diseases, between steatosis and non‑alcoholic steatohepatitis and liver cirrhosis, which are closely associated with diabetes mellitus. Previous studies have indicated that oxidative stress is a key factor in the development of NAFLD. Molecular hydrogen (H2) may ameliorate oxidative stress injuries by selectively neutralizing peroxynitrite and hydroxyl radicals. The present study …

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Hydrogen-rich saline and postoperative cognitive dysfunction

In Animal studies, Liver, Nervous systemby 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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Hydrogen-rich saline ameliorates hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury

In Animal studies, Liverby CHESS

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hydrogen-rich saline (HS) on hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Forty rats were randomly allocated into five groups: one sham group (control group), one group treated with 20 min of ischemia and normal saline (NS; I/R1 + NS group), one group treated with 20 min of ischemia and HS (I/R1 + HS group), one group treated with …

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Hydrogen protects against small-scale liver ischemia-reperfusion injury

In Animal studies, Liverby 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 systemby 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, Liverby 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, Liverby 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, Liverby 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, Liverby 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 …