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Effects of thiosulfonates on the lipid composition of rat tissues

A. Z. Pylypets1,2, R. Ya. Iskra2, V. V. Havryliak1,2, A. V. Nakonechna1, V. P. Novikov1, V. I. Lubenets1

1Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine;
2Institute of Animal Biology, NAAS of Ukraine, Lviv;
e-mail: vlubenets@gmail.com

Thiosulfonates are synthetic analogs of organic sulfur-containing compounds isolated from plants. Recent studies have shown that these substances lowering cholesterol content in the body, are effective against hyperlipidemia. Therefore, the aim of our investigation was to study the effect of synthesized thiosulfonates on the content of lipids and their spectrum in rats blood, liver and kidney. The amount of total lipids and their fractional profile were determined by thin-layer chromatography. The administration of methyl-, ethyl-, and allylthiosulfonates at a dose of 300 mg/kg of body weight did not cause significant changes in the content of total lipids and phospholipids, but led to the redistribution of their classes in the examined tissues. The content of triacylglycerols in the blood plasma under the action of ethyl- and allylthiosulfonates was decreased by 29.14 and 23.19% (P < 0.05-0.01), respectively, whereas the injection with methyl- and ethylthiosulfonates was accompanied by a significant decrease in mono-, di-, triglycerides and free fatty acids in the liver compared to control. The most significant changes in the lipid profile of kidney tissue were detected under the action of methylthiosulfonate.

Antitoxical effects of N-stearoylethanolamine in suspension and in nanocomposite complex in the organs of mice with the Lewis carcinoma under doxorubicin administration

I. A. Goudz1, N. M. Gula1, T. O. Khmel1, T. M. Goridko1, Y. M. Bashta1,
R. R. Panchuk2, R. S. Stoika2, A. A. Ryabtseva3, O. S. Zaichenko3

1Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv;
e-mail: ngula@biochem.kiev.ua;
2Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv;
3National University Lviv Politekhnika, Ukraine

The antioxidant effects of N-stearoylethanolamine (NSE) in the nanocomplex composition and in suspension are shown on the model of intoxication by doxorubicin in conditions of development of the Lewis carcinoma in the heart, kidneys and liver tissue and in the blood plasma of female mice. The NSE suspension reduces the level of urea in the blood plasma of mice with the Lewis carcinoma, which growth was revealed as a result of introduction of doxorubicin. Under introduction of nanocomplex the amount of urea remains at the level of that in the intact mice. In the blood plasma of mice with the Lewis carcinoma the NSE suspension and nanocomplex reduce activity of aspartate aminotransferase, the basic marker of necrosis of the heart tissue, growth of which was caused by the tumour development. Doxorubicinum increases activity of alanine aminotransferase, the marker of the liver lesion; introduction of NSE in the nanocomplex composition prevents the growth of the enzyme activity. N-stearoylethanolamine, both in the nanocomplex and in suspension, modulates activity of enzymes of antioxidantive protection of the heart, kidney and liver tissue of mice with the Lewis carcinoma.

Biochemical changes in rats under the influence of cesium chloride

N. M. Melnikova, O. V. Yermishev

National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv;
e-mail: iermishev@i.ua

Cesium is lately accumulated actively in the environment, but its influence on human and ani­mal organism is the least studied among heavy metals. It is shown that the action of cesium chloride in rats caused significant changes in blood chemistry, which are characterized by a decrease of total protein content, pH, an increase in the level of urea, creatinine, glucose and total hemoglobin. The results showed that potassium content in all the studied organs and tissues of poisoned rats decreases under the action of cesium chloride. Histological examination of the heart tissue in rats poisoned with cesium chloride indicates the onset of pathology of cardiovascular system. It was found out that use of the drug “Asparkam” reduces the negative effect of cesium chloride on the body of rats.

Antioxidant properties of cluster rhenium compounds and their influence of erythropoiesis of rats with Guerin carcinoma

Y. S. Voronkova1, S. O. Babiy1, L. V. Ivans’ka2, O. V. Shtemenko3, N. I. Shtemenko1

1Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine;
2Municipal Institution Dnipropetrovsk Polyprofile Clinical Hospital N 4
of Dnipropetrovsk Region Council, Clinic Diagnostic Laboratory, Ukraine;
3Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology, Dnipropetrovsk;
e-mail: yuliya_v@inbox.ru

Biochemical characteristics of kidneys, peripheral blood and bone marrow of rats in model of tumor growth under introduction of cisplatin and cis-tetrachlorodi-μ-isobutyratodirhenium(III), cis-Re2(i-C3H7COO)2Cl4 (I) have been investigated. It was shown that introduction of I alone and together with cisplatin led to decrease of biochemical markers of oxidation of lipids and proteins in tissue homogenates of the kidneys, change of enzyme activity in the urea and tissue homogenates of the kidneys, by a decrease of filtration function of kidneys. Introduction of nanoliposomal forms of the rhenium cluster compound led to a practically normal morphological picture of bone marrow and increase of the RBC (by 60%) with normalization of hematocrit counts, and decrease of quantities of destructed RBC (3.2 times) in comparison with the tumor-bearing animals. A tentative scheme of influence of cluster rhenium compound on erythropoiesis through regulation of synthesis of erythropoietin in kidneys has been proposed.

The influence of iron ions on ATP-hydrolases activity of cell membranes of rat colon smooth muscle and kidney

A. A. Kaplia

Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv;
e-mail: kaplya@biochem.kiev.ua

To elucidate the specific features of the АТР- hydrolases structural resistance in the membrane under the action of the prooxidants: Fe2+ and hydrogen peroxide, and N-ethylmaleimide (NEM)  the colonic smooth muscle (CSM) Na+,K+-AТРase activity was compared with activities of the corresponding Mg2+-АТР-hydrolase and ATP-ases from kidney medullar layer of rats. The inhibition study of the CSM Na+,K+-AТРase by divalent iron shows the decrease of the activity by 30% at 0.1 µM FeSO4 and in the range of 0.1-10 µM – to 45% of residual activity. When comparing with kidney enzyme (represents exclusively α1-isozyme) the CSM Na+,K+-AТРase sensitivity to Fe2+ is reliably higher at its submicromolar concentration. CSM Mg2+-АТРase is much more resistant to iron ions effect, than kidney one. However for two tissues Mg2+-АТРase activi­ty is always more resistant as compared with corresponding Na+,K+-AТРase activity. Against 1 mM EGTA Na+,K+-AТРase and Mg2+-АТРase activities of GMOK and kidneys are equally insensitive to effect of hydrogen peroxide in concentration up to 1 mM. But in the presence of 20 µM FeSO4 in the concentration range of 1 nМ – 1 mM of Н2О2 the Na+,K+-AТРase is inhibited to greater extent, than Mg2+-АТРase activity. NEM sensitivity of the two АТР-hydrolase systems corresponds to prooxidant sensitivity that indicates the distinct importance of SH-groups for their functioning. It is concluded that Na+,K+-AТРase can serve as a marker of membrane sensitivity to oxidation, Mg2+-АТРase is resistant to oxidation and can be considered as criterion of the oxidation resistance when comparing  membrane enzyme complexes, especially in GMOK.