, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 53-58
Date: 27 May 2010

Chlorella vulgaris administration prevents HgCl2-caused oxidative stress and cellular damage in the kidney

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Abstract

Chlorella vulgaris is a unicellular green alga resistant to heavy metals. Chlorella is a rich nutritional ingredient because it contains high levels of antioxidants. The objective of this research was to study if C. vulgaris protect renal cells against mercury-chloride-caused oxidative stress and cellular damage in the kidney. Our results demonstrated that HgCl2 causes oxidative stress and cellular damage, and that C. vulgaris administration prevents oxidative stress and cellular damage in kidney