Oxidative and nitrosative stress and apoptosis in the liver of rats fed on high methionine diet: Protective effect of taurine

Yalcinkaya S., Unlucerci Y. , Giris M., Olgac V. , Dogru-Abbasoglu S. , Uysal M.

NUTRITION, vol.25, no.4, pp.436-444, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nut.2008.09.017
  • Title of Journal : NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.436-444


Objective: There are few reports about the direct toxic effects of hyperhomocysteinemia on the liver. We investigated oxidative and nitrosative stresses and apoptotic and necrotic changes in the liver of rats fed a high-methionine (HM) diet (2%, w/w) for 6 mo. We also investigated whether taurine, an antioxidant amino acid, is protective against an HM-diet-induced toxicity in the liver.