Melatonin Expresses Powerful Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Activities Resulting in Complete Improvement of Acetic-Acid-Induced Colitis in Rats


Tahan G., Gramignoli R., Marongiu F., Aktolga S., Cetinkaya A., Tahan V., ...More

DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, vol.56, no.3, pp.715-720, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10620-010-1364-5
  • Title of Journal : DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.715-720

Abstract

Increased free-radical production, decreased antioxidant capacity, and excessive inflammation are well-known features in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant and a scavenger of hydroxyl radicals. Melatonin has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory activities in tissues. Our study objective is to investigate the effects of melatonin on tissue inflammatory activities using an ulcerative colitis (UC) model induced by acetic acid (AA) in rats.