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PECULIARITIES OF AMARANTH OIL INFLUENCE ON THE LIVER ANTIOXIDANT
SYSTEM AND BLOOD OF MICE WITH TUMOR GROWTH

O. P. Yelisyeyeva1, D. V. Kaminskyy1, A. P. Cherkas1, L. I. Ambarova1,
L.? D.?Vyshemyrska1, O. R. Dzchura1, Kh.?O.?Semen1, O. O. Makhotina2

1Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine,
2SMC “Danika” Kharkiv, Ukraine;
e-mail: yelisyeyeva@еxcite.com; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The dynamics of functioning of the lipid peroxidation?antioxidant activity system was studied­ during the tumor growth in the blood, liver and NK/Ly cells in mice fed with amaranth oil (100??L/100 g, once a day, 10 days before inoculation and during­ tumor growth for 14 days). Different effects on antioxidant activity were demonstrated. Activity of the antioxidant enzymes in hepatocytes of mice fed with amaranth oil was aimed at maintenance of antioxidant defence in tumor growth. This effect was achieved owing to the marked increase in superoxide dismutase, preserved catalase and decreased glutathione peroxidase activities with simultaneous increase in hydroperoxides levels and decrease of thiobarbituric acid-reactive subspecies. Changes observed in NK/Ly lymphoma cells were directed to providing­ a higher prooxidant activity than in the liver cells. Modification of antioxidant activity induced by amaranth oil can maintain oxygen homeostasis, morphofunctional state and inhibit tumor cells proliferation.

Key words: antioxidant system, hepatocytes structure, NK/Ly lymphoma, oxidative stress, amaranth oil.

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