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Gastroprotective Effect of Geopropolis from Melipona scutellaris Is Dependent on Production of Nitric Oxide and Prostaglandin

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Autor(es):
Ribeiro-Junior, Jeronimo Aparecido [1] ; Franchin, Marcelo [1] ; Cavallini, Miriam Elias [1] ; Denny, Carina [1] ; de Alencar, Severino Matias [2] ; Ikegaki, Masaharu [3] ; Rosalen, Pedro Luiz [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Dent Piracicaba, Dept Physiol Sci, BR-13414903 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Luiz de Queiroz Coll Agr, Dept Agro Food Ind Food & Nutr, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Alfenas, Fac Pharmaceut Sci, BR-37130000 Alfenas, MG - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the gastroprotective activity of ethanolic extract of geopropolis (EEGP) from Melipona scutellaris and to investigate the possible mechanisms of action. The gastroprotective activity of the EEGP was evaluated using model ulcer induced by ethanol. To elucidate the possible mechanisms of action, we investigated the involvement of the nonprotein sulfhydryl (NP-SH) groups, nitric oxide and prostaglandins. In addition, the antisecretory activity of EEGP was also evaluated by pylorus ligated model. The EEGP orally administrated (300 mg/kg) reduced the ulcerative lesions induced by the ethanol (P < 0.05). Regarding the mechanism of action, the prior administration of nitric oxide and prostaglandins antagonists suppressed the activity of gastroprotective EEGP (P < 0.05). On the other hand the gastroprotective activity of EEGP was kept in the group pretreated with (t)he antagonist of the NP-SH groups; furthermore the antisecretory activity was not significant (P > 0.05). These results support the alternative medicine use of geopropolis as gastroprotective and the activities observed show to be related to nitric oxide and prostaglandins production. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/20214-7 - Identificação e caracterização química da fração bioativa e nanoestruturada da geoprópolis de Meliponinea (Melipona scutellaris) e suas atividades farmacológicas relacionadas
Beneficiário:Pedro Luiz Rosalen
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular