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BMC Proceedings (2011) 5 (Suppl 8):P69 Abstract of paper published in November 2011
The neuroprotective effects of electrolyzed reduced water and its model water containing molecular hydrogen and Pt nanoparticles
Human brain is the biggest energy consuming tissue in human body. Although it only represents 2% of the body weight, it receives 20% of total body oxygen consumption and 25% of total body glucose utilization. For that reason, brain is considered to be the most vulnerable part of human body against the reactive oxygen species (ROS), a by-product of aerobic respiration. Oxidative stress is directly related to a series of brain dysfunctional disease such as Alzheimerís disease, Parkinsonís disease etc. Electrolyzed reduced water ERW) is a functional drinking water containing a lot of molecular hydrogen and a small amount of platinum nanoparticles (Pt NPs). ERW is known to scavenge ROS and protect DNA from oxidative damage. We previously showed that ERW was capable of extending lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans by scavenging ROS. Molecular hydrogen could scavenge ROS and protected brain from oxidative stress. Pt NPs are also a new type of multi-functional ROS scavenger. ERW significantly reduced the cell death induced by H2O2 pretreatment. ERW also scavenged the intracellular ROS and prevented the decrease of mitochondrial membrane potential and ATP production induced by ROS. We also examined the neuroprotective effects of molecular hydrogen and Pt NPs and showed that both molecular hydrogen and Pt NPs contributed to the neuroprotective effects of ERW. The results suggest that ERW is beneficial for the prevention and alleviation of oxidative stress-induced human neurodegenerative diseases.
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