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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2018; 64(4): 82-90


I.M. Mankovska1, O.O. Gonchar1, V.I. Nosar1, K.V. Rozova1, L.V. Bratus1, E.E. Kolesnikova1, Yu.V. Putii1, I.M. Karaban2

  1. O.O.Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  2. D.F. Chebotarev Institute of Gerontology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


It was studied the influence of Capicor (containing Meldonium dihydrate and gamma-butyrobetain dehydrate) on morphofunctional state, pro- and antioxidant balance, respiration and phosphorylation in rat brain mitochondria under rotenone-induced Parkinson’s-like syndrome. It was shown that this syndrome is characterized by destructive changes in mitochondrial structure, the mitochondrial dynamic perturbations in striatum, the marked disturbances of pro- and antioxidant balance as well as of respiration and phosphorylation in brain mitochondria. After Capicor administration, there was demonstrated the positive changes in mitochondrial structure with an increase in mitochondrial total number and a decrease in the number of damaged mitochondria in striatum. Under the action of Capicor, there was demonstrated a reduction in oxidative stress expressiveness in brain mitochondria with a decrease in TBA-active products content, a rise in glutathione peroxidase and Mn-SOD activities. After Capicor administration, there was shown the significant increase in mitochondrial respiration rate (V3) as well as in effectiveness of ATP synthesis (V3/V4 ATP, ADP/O). So, Capicor is shown to be effective in the reduction of mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative disturbances in rat brain mitochondria under rotenone induced Parkinson’s-like syndrome.

Keywords: Parkinson’s-like syndrome; mitochondrial dysfunction; oxidative stress; Capicor.


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