Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream

What Is Licorice Root Good For?

The Importance of B Vitamins for Brain Health and Combating Dementia

Physically and Mentally Exhausted? How to Restore Energy at Its Source

High serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation shows promise for Hashimoto's thyroiditis

SURVEY RESULTS: Medical Marijuana

Large whey protein breakfast may help manage type 2 diabetes

A Paleolithic-type diet may help reduce future risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Recipe: Mega-Golden Milk

 
Print Page
Email Article

Resveratrol Increases Vascular Oxidative Stress Resistance

  [ 238 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By ZI Ungvari, et al • www.ProHealth.com • February 14, 2007


Journal: American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2007. Jan 12 [E-publication ahead of print] Authors and affiliation: Ungvari ZI, Orosz Z, Rivera A, Labinskyy N, Xiangmin Z, Olson SC, Podlutsky A, Csiszar A. Physiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA. PMID: 17220179 Epidemiological studies suggest that Mediterranean diets rich in resveratrol are associated with reduced risk of coronary artery disease. [Resveratrol is obtained for example from grapes/wine, as well as berries such as cranberries and blueberries, and peanuts.] However, the mechanisms by which resveratrol exerts its vasculoprotective effects are not completely understood. Because oxidative stress and endothelial cell injury play a critical role in vascular aging and atherogenesis, we evaluated whether resveratrol inhibits oxidative stress-induced endothelial apoptosis.[Endothelial cells line the entire circulatory system, from the heart to the smallest capillary. Apoptosis is the process of cell death.] We found that oxidized LDL (ox-LDL) and TNFalpha elicited significant increases in caspase 3/7 activity in cultured endothelial cells, which were prevented by resveratrol pre-treatment (10(-6) to 10(-4) mol/). The protective effect of resveratrol was partially reversed by glutathione peroxidase inhibitor mercaptosuccinate, suggesting a role for antioxidant systems in the anti-apoptotic action of resveratrol. Indeed, resveratrol treatment protected cultured aortic segments and/or endothelial cells against increases in intracellular H2O2 levels and H2O2-mediated apoptotic cell death induced by oxidative stressors (exogenous H2O2, paraquat, ultraviolet light). Resveratrol treatment up-regulated the expression of glutathione peroxidase and catalase in cultured arteries, whereas it had no significant effect on expression of SOD isoforms. Resveratrol also effectively scavenged H2O2 in vitro. Thus, resveratrol seems to increase vascular oxidative stress resistance by scavenging H2O2 and preventing oxidative stress-induced endothelial cell death. We propose that the anti-oxidant and anti-apoptotic effects of resveratrol, together with its previously described anti-inflammatory actions, are responsible, at least in part, for its cardioprotective effects. Keywords: oxidative stress, endothelial cell, resveratrol, comet assay, caloric restriction mimetics.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Aching for Pain Relief?

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery
Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits
Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients
Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket
Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler

· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map