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Hydrogen: another gas with therapeutic potential.

Authors
  • George, James F
  • Agarwal, Anupam
Type
Published Article
Journal
Kidney International
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
77
Issue
2
Pages
85–87
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/ki.2009.432
PMID: 20040921
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cardinal and colleagues describe the use of molecular hydrogen, the most abundant molecule in the universe, as a treatment for chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) in a rat model of kidney transplantation. They demonstrate that the addition of hydrogen to the drinking water results in a decrease in the severity of CAN and increased graft survival, and they provide evidence that the mechanism of action could be due to a reduction in reactive oxygen species.

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