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Hydrogen acts as a therapeutic antioxidant by selectively reducing cytotoxic oxygen radicals

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Acute oxidative stress induced by ischemia-reperfusion or inflammation causes serious damage to tissues, and persistent oxidative stress is accepted as one of the causes of many common diseases including cancer. We show here that hydrogen (H(2)) has potential as an antioxidant in preventive and therapeutic applications. We induced acute oxidative stress in cultured cells by three independent methods. H(2) selectively …

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Hydrogen gas for moderate and severe neonatal hypoxia-ischemia in rat brain

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Hydrogen gas (H(2)) has been shown to ameliorate brain injury in experimental adult rat focal ischemia and in a mild neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI, 90 min hypoxia) rat model. In this study we tested H(2) in moderate (120 min hypoxia) and severe (150 min hypoxia) neonatal HI rat models. We hypothesized that H(2) would improve outcomes after neonatal HI by scavenging …

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Hydrogen is neuroprotective against surgically induced brain injury

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Neurosurgical operations cause unavoidable damage to healthy brain tissues. Direct surgical injury as well as surgically induced oxidative stress contributes to the subsequent formation of brain edema. Therefore, we tested the neuroprotective effects of hydrogen (H2) in an established surgical brain injury (SBI) model in rats. Adult male Sprague – Dawley rats (weight 300-350g) were divided into three groups to …

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Drinking hydrogen water ameliorated cognitive impairment in senescence-accelerated mice

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Hydrogen has been reported to have neuron protective effects due to its antioxidant properties, but the effects of hydrogen on cognitive impairment due to senescence-related brain alterations and the underlying mechanisms have not been characterized. In this study, authors investigated the efficacy of drinking hydrogen water for prevention of spatial memory decline and age-related brain alterations using senescence-accelerated prone mouse …