Journal of Applied Phycology

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 53–58

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

  • Vanessa Blas-Valdivia
  • Rocio Ortiz-Butrón
  • Marisol Pineda-Reynoso
  • Adelaida Hernández-Garcia
  • Edgar Cano-Europa
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10811-010-9534-6

Cite this article as:
Blas-Valdivia, V., Ortiz-Butrón, R., Pineda-Reynoso, M. et al. J Appl Phycol (2011) 23: 53. doi:10.1007/s10811-010-9534-6

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

Keywords

Mercury Renal damage Chlorella vulgaris Oxidative stress 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanessa Blas-Valdivia
    • 1
  • Rocio Ortiz-Butrón
    • 1
  • Marisol Pineda-Reynoso
    • 1
  • Adelaida Hernández-Garcia
    • 1
  • Edgar Cano-Europa
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab. de Neurobiología, Departamento de Fisiología “Mauricio Russek Berman”Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, I.P.N.MexicoMéxico

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