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Increase of survival time in experimental hypoxia by cytidine diphosphate choline.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Arzneimittel-Forschung
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
4
Pages
421–424
Identifiers
PMID: 1642665
Source
Medline
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Abstract

36 Wistar rats were kept in chronic hypoxic hypoxia of 7 vol % of oxygen in 2 experiments over a period of 6 months, other 36 served as controls. Half of the animals of each group received cytidine diphosphate choline (CDP-choline, citicoline, Somazina; CAS 987-78-0) at a dose of 100 mg/kg body weight in the liquid food. Animals in chronic hypoxia without application of CDP-choline developed pathological symptoms and began to die after 19 to 23 weeks in hypoxia. Rats that received CDP-choline developed less prominent pathological symptoms and died later or remained alive until the end of the experiment. Under conditions of extreme hypoxia CDP-choline exhibited a life-prolonging effect.

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