cytoprotective

cytoprotective

 [si″to-pro-tek´tiv]
1. protecting cells from noxious chemicals or other stimuli.
2. an agent that so protects; called also cytoprotectant.

cytoprotective

(sī'tō-prō-tek'tiv),
Descriptive of a drug or agent protecting cells from damage expected to occur.

cytoprotective

(sī″tō-prō-tĕk′tĭv) [Gr. kytos, cell, + L.L. protegere, to protect, to cover]
Capable of shielding cells from injury, e.g., damage from electrolyte disturbance, infection, ischemia, or toxins.
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(21,23) Although the enhancing effect of piperine has been extensively studied in vivo for improvement of oral bioavailability, there are limited in vitro studies on the co-treatment of curcumin with piperine for cytoprotective effect or cytotoxicity.
Salivary Cytoprotective Proteins in Inflammation and Resolution during Experimental Gingivitis-A Pilot Study.
While it acts as a cytoprotective and antioxidant agent (survival) for normal cells, it promotes oxidative damage and apoptosis (cell death) in malignant cells.
[H.sub.2]S is rapidly emerging as a novel lipophilic cytoprotective signaling molecule with potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic features (8,9).
(1-3) At the cutaneous level, melatonin exhibits antioxidant (direct, as a radical scavenger; indirect, through upregulating antioxidant enzymes), anti-inflammatory, photoprotective, tissue regenerative, and cytoprotective activity, particularly in its capacity to preserve mitochondrial function.
(12) Moreover, several studies have reported antifungal, (13) antioxidative, (14) and cytoprotective effects of ED.
Alternative to PPI's Sucralfate is widely a cytoprotective agent and has been listed as an acceptable prophylaxis for stress ulcer by practice guidelines with the caveat of slightly higher rate of clinically signicant gastric bleeding compared with H2 antagonists9,10.
The bioengineered enzyme works by selectively targeting blood clots and safely augmenting the body's own natural antithrombotic, thrombolytic and cytoprotective mechanisms.
As a thiol-based cytoprotective agent, it is used for prophylactic treatment in cyclophosphamide-induced hemorrhagic cystitis.
Activated Nrf2 binds to ARE sequences located in the promoters of many cytoprotective and antioxidant genes, the induction of which leads to increased detoxification and antioxidant potential.
and platelet, has several physiological roles including membrane stabilization, osmoregulation and cytoprotective effects, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions as well as modulation of intracellular calcium concentration and ion channel function.
It improves and activates the transcription of over 500 genes in the human genome, most of which have cytoprotective functions, including three genes that encode enzymes required for the synthesis of reduced glutathione, one of our body's most important antioxidants.