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The effect of methionine enkephalin on nitric oxide release in mice is age and gender related


Balog, Tihomir; Marotti, Tanja; Musani, Vesna; Sobočanec, Sandra; Šverko, Višnja
The effect of methionine enkephalin on nitric oxide release in mice is age and gender related // Pharmacological Research, 44 (2001), 4; 287-292 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The effect of methionine enkephalin on nitric oxide release in mice is age and gender related

Autori
Balog, Tihomir ; Marotti, Tanja ; Musani, Vesna ; Sobočanec, Sandra ; Šverko, Višnja

Izvornik
Pharmacological Research (1043-6618) 44 (2001), 4; 287-292

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Nitric oxide; methionine-enkephalin; gender; age

Sažetak
Gender and age-related differences in nitric oxide release (NO) and in response to drugs of abuse have been reported both in humans and experimental animals. So far, we have demonstrated in vivo methionine-enkephalin (MENK) modulated NO-release in mice. However, no data on the influence of age and gender on this immunomodulatory effect of MENK have been reported. In this study we examined the influence of age (2, 4, 8 month old mice) and gender (male and female mice) on MENK induced NO release of mouse peritoneal macrophages of CBA strain of mice. NO release was not age– but was gender-related in that males generally produced more NO than females. The effect of MENK on NO release was age- (demonstrated only in mature 4 and 8 month old mice) and gender-related in that it could be observed only in female mice. Apoptotic cells that paralleled the increase of NO in MENK treated female mice were, however, observed also in male mice although MENK was in males without effect. These data provide evidence that some immunomodulatory properties of MENK are age- and gender-related which may be relevant to the potential use of MENK in adjuvant therapy for immunocompromised status.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti



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Projekt / tema
00981107

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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