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BRAIN - AGING

Drinking hydrogen water ameliorated cognitive impairment in senescence-accelerated mice

Year Published: 2010

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, we investigated the efficacies of drinking hydrogen water for prevention of spatial memory decline and age-related brain alterations ...
BRAIN - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Beneficial effects of hydrogen gas in a rat model of traumatic brain injury via reducing oxidative ...

Year Published: 2010

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of mortality and disability among the young population. It has been shown that hydrogen gas (H(2)) exerts a therapeutic antioxidant activity by selectively reducing hydroxyl radical (OH, the most cytotoxic ROS). Recently, we have found that H(2) inhalation significantly improved the survival rate and organ damage of septic mice. In the present study, ...
BRAIN - ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (AD)

Hydrogen-rich saline improves memory function in a rat model of amyloid-beta-induced Alzheimer's ...

Year Published: 2010

This study is to examine if hydrogen-rich saline reduced amyloid beta (Abeta) induced neural inflammation, and learning and memory deficits in a rat model. S-D male rats (n=84, 280-330g) were divided into three groups, sham-operated, Abeta1-42 injected and Abeta1-42 plus hydrogen-rich saline-treated animals. Hydrogen-rich saline (5ml/kg, i.p., daily) was injected for 14days after ...
BRAIN - STROKE

Protective effect of saturated hydrogen saline against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats

Year Published: 2010

Objective To study the protective effect of saturated hydrogen saline against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury and the related mechanism. Methods Rat middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) models were established by thread ligation of the middle cerebral artery. The rats were sacrificed 24 h later. The cerebral infarction volume was determined by TTC staining, the water content in brain ...
BRAIN - ROS-SCAVENGING

Hydrogen-related enhancement of in vivo antioxidant ability in the brain of rats fed coral calcium ...

Year Published: 2010

This study explored the effect of coral calcium hydride (CCH) on rat intrahippocampal antioxidant ability by measuring the PCAM nitroxide radical decay ratio when CCH was (a) co-perfused into the hippocampus and (b) fed orally to the rats for 4 weeks under a freely moving state. Estimation of the in vivo antioxidant effect was obtained by administration of the blood-brain barrier-permeable PCAM ...
BRAIN - PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Molecular hydrogen is protective against 6-hydroxydopamine-induced nigrostriatal degeneration in a ...

Year Published: 2009

Molecular hydrogen serves as an antioxidant that reduces hydroxyl radicals, but not the other reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. In the past year, molecular hydrogen has been reported to prevent or ameliorate eight diseases in rodents and one in human associated with oxidative stress. In Parkinson's disease, mitochondrial dysfunction and the associated oxidative stress are major causes of ...
BRAIN - PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Hydrogen in drinking water reduces dopaminergic neuronal loss in the ...

Year Published: 2009

It has been shown that molecular hydrogen (H(2)) acts as a therapeutic antioxidant and suppresses brain injury by buffering the effects of oxidative stress. Chronic oxidative stress causes neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Here, we show that drinking H(2)-containing water significantly reduced the loss of dopaminergic neurons in PD model mice using both acute and chronic ...
BRAIN - BRAIN INJURY

Hydrogen gas is ineffective in moderate and severe neonatal hypoxia-ischemia rat models

Year Published: 2009

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 free radicals. Two hundred (200) ...
BRAIN - STRESS RESILIENCE

Consumption of molecular hydrogen prevents the stress-induced impairments in hippocampus-dependent ...

Year Published: 2009

We have reported that hydrogen (H(2)) acts as an efficient antioxidant by gaseous rapid diffusion. When water saturated with hydrogen (hydrogen water) was placed into the stomach of a rat, hydrogen was detected at several microM level in blood. Because hydrogen gas is unsuitable for continuous consumption, we investigated using mice whether drinking hydrogen water ad libitum, instead of inhaling ...
BRAIN - BRAIN INJURY

Hydrogen therapy reduces apoptosis in neonatal hypoxia-ischemia rat model

Year Published: 2008

Hypoxia-ischemia (HI) brain injury is a major cause of neuronal cell death especially apoptosis in the perinatal period. This study was designated to examine the effect of hydrogen therapy on apoptosis in an established neonatal HI rat pup model. Seven-day-old rat pups were subjected to left common carotid artery ligation and then 90 min hypoxia (8% oxygen at 37 C). Immediately after HI insult, ...
BRAIN - BRAIN INJURY

Neuroprotective Effects of Hydrogen Saline in Neonatal Hypoxia-ischemia Rat Model

Year Published: 2008

Cerebral hypoxia-ischemia (HI) represents a major cause of brain damage in the term newborn. This study aimed to examine the short and long-term neuroprotective effect of hydrogen saline (H(2) saline) using an established neonatal HI rat pup model. Seven-day-old rat pups were subjected to left common carotid artery ligation and then 90 min hypoxia (8% oxygen at 37 degrees C). H(2) saturated saline ...
BRAIN - ROS-SCAVENGING

Hydrogen-rich pure water prevents superoxide formation in brain slices of vitamin C-depleted ...

Year Published: 2008

Hydrogen is an established anti-oxidant that prevents acute oxidative stress. To clarify the mechanism of hydrogen's effect in the brain, we administered hydrogen-rich pure water (H(2)) to senescence marker protein-30 (SMP30)/gluconolactonase (GNL) knockout (KO) mice, which cannot synthesize vitamin C (VC), also a well-known anti-oxidant. These KO mice were divided into three groups; recipients of ...
BRAIN - NEUROPROTECTION

Suppression of Oxidative Stress-Induced Apoptosis of Neuronal Cells by Electrolyzed-Reduced Water

Year Published: 2005

We have proposed an active hydrogen reduced water theory that active hydrogen produced by electrolysis of water is stabilized in the form of hydrogenated metal nanocolloids in electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) and scavenges intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). Because various brain diseases are caused by oxygen stress, we examined the effect of ERW on oxidative stress-induced apoptois of ...
BRAIN - NEUROPROTECTION

Suppression of glutamate-induced neural cell death by electrolyzed-reduced water

Year Published: 2003

Electrolyzed-reduced water (ERW) produced by electrolyzing water in cathode side has the ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we investigated the effect of ERW on oxidative stress-induced neural cell death by glutamate. When cell viability assay was performed using primary rat cerebral cortical culture as neural model, ERW suppressed neural cell death by glutamate. Furthermore, ...