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Effects of long-term hydrogen intervention

In Animal studies, Other studies by CHESS

The potential therapeutic effects of molecular hydrogen (H2) have now been confirmed in various human and animal-disease models. However, the effects of H2 on the physiological function in a normal state have been largely neglected. Hydrogen-rich water (HRW) intake and hydrogen inhalation (HI) are the most common used methods for hydrogen administration, the difference in the effects between HRW intake …

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Hydrogen has a blood pressure-lowering effect

In Animal studies, Cardiovascular by CHESS

A recent clinical study demonstrated that haemodialysis with a dialysate containing hydrogen (H2) improves blood pressure control in end-stage kidney disease. Herein, we examined whether H2 has a salutary effect on hypertension in animal models. We subjected 5/6 nephrectomised rats to inhalation of either H2 (1.3% H2 + 21% O2 + 77.7% N2) or control (21% O2 + 79% N2) …

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Hydrogen treatment in polymicrobial sepsis

In Animal studies, Inflammation by CHESS

Sepsis-associated intestinal injury has a higher morbidity and mortality in patients with sepsis, but there is still no effective treatment. Our research team has proven that inhaling 2% hydrogen gas (H2) can effectively improve sepsis and related organ damage, but the specific molecular mechanism of its role is not clear. In this study, isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation …

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Hydrogen downregulates skeletal muscle damage

In Animal studies, Other studies by CHESS

Physical exercise-induced skeletal muscle damage may be characterized by increased oxidative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis which may be beneficial when exercise is regular, but it is rather harmful when exercise is exhaustive and performed acutely by unaccustomed individuals. Molecular hydrogen (H2) has emerged as a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic agent, but its action on the deleterious effects of acute …

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Hydrogen influences HDL-associated enzymes

In Animal studies, Metabolism by CHESS

Oxidized phospholipids (OxPLs) are formed as a result of oxidative stress, which potentially mediate multiple pathological effects. We aimed to evaluate the effects of hydrogen (H2) on OxPLs in vivo and the underlying mechanism. Rats were randomly assigned to three groups: control group fed with a chow diet, model group fed with a high-fat diet, and H2-treated group fed with …

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Hydrogen plays a protective role in intestinal injury

In Animal studies, Gut by CHESS

This study investigated the protective effect of the hydrogen (H2) inhalation on intestinal injury in severe sepsis mice and its relationship with nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)/heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1)/high mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1) pathway. The 280 male wild-type (WT) and Nrf2 knockout (Nrf2-KO) ICR mice (6-8 weeks old, 20-25 g weight) were assigned into 8 groups randomly (WT …

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Hydrogen-rich water and radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

The goal of this work was to determine whether hydrogen-rich water (HRW) could attenuate radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction in rats and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Rats received 30 Gy whole-brain irradiation using a 6-MeV electron beam. Either purified water or HRW (0.8-0.9 ppm) was administrated at 10 min prior to irradiation, as well as a daily HRW treatment after irradiation …

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Hydrogen-rich water affects I3K/AKT signaling in myocardial injury

In Animal studies, Cardiovascular by CHESS

The effects of hydrogen-rich water on PI3K/AKT-mediated apoptosis were studied in rats subjected to myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI). Sixty rats were divided randomly into a hydrogen-rich water group and a control group. The hearts were removed and fixed in a Langendorff device. Hearts from the control group were perfused with K-R solution, and hearts from the hydrogen-rich water group was …

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Korean red ginseng and hydrogen-rich water improve spermatogenesis

In Animal studies, Other studies by CHESS

This study investigated the effect of hydrogen-rich Korean Red Ginseng (KRG) water (HRGW) mixture on the spermatogenesis and sperm motility of mice of different ages. Eighty young (3 month-old) and aged (12 month-old) male mice were randomly assigned to 4 groups (n =10 per group) including control group, hydrogen-rich water (HRW) group (10 mL/kg daily), KRG group (50 mg/kg daily) …