Friday, June 08, 2007

Propolis Component May Protect Muscle Tissue

Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) Protects Rat Skeletal Muscle Against Ischemia-Reperfusion-Induced Oxidative Stress
Vascular Pharmacology, 2007 May 5

Oxygen-derived free radicals have been implicated in the pathogenesis of skeletal muscle injury after ischemia-reperfusion. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, an active component of propolis extract, exhibits antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and alpha-tocopherol (vit E) on ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in a rat hind limb ischemia/reperfusion model…

Our results indicate that CAPE has antioxidant properties similar to those of vit E in this model and may attenuate the harmful effects of hind limb I/R in skeletal muscle.

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