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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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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)
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Fiziol. Zh. 2022; 68(6): 18-30

Purine and lipid metabolism in rats with a rotenone model of Parkinson’s disease under the influence of methanindiazenone

L.Ya. Shtanova1, S.P. Vesеlsky1, P.I. Yanchuk2, O.V. Tsymbalyuk2, V.S. Moskvina1, O.V. Shablykina1, O.F. Moroz4, T.V. Vovkun1, О.V. Kravchenko3, V.P. Khilya1

  1. Faculty of Chemistry, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  2. Institute of High Technologies, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  3. O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  4. Education and Scientific Center “Institute of Biology and Medicine”. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine


This study aims to evaluate the effect of methanindiazenone (МD), a new benzodiazepine derivative, on the levels of purine metabolites and lipids in the blood plasma of rats with rotenone (ROT) induced Parkinson’s disease (PD). The concentrations of ATP, ADP, AMP, xanthine, hypoxanthine, phospholipids (PL), cholesterol (CHOL), cholesterol esters (ECHOL), free fatty acids (FFA), and triglycerides (TG) were quantified in plasma samples by thin-layer chromatography. Our data demonstrate that in rats with ROT-induced PD the AMP/ATP ratio in plasma increased by 2.5 times compared to the control, and this indicator returned to normal values under the influence of MD. ROT also increased the concentration of xanthine and hypoxanthine by 26.7% (Р < 0.001) and 42.4% (Р < 0.001), respectively, compared to the control. MD restored xanthine concentration to 86.7% of the control level and returned hypoxanthine concentration to normal values. Besides, ROT reduced the blood plasma concentrations of PL, CHOL, ECHOL, FFA, TG by 22%, (Р < 0.001), 18% (Р < 0.001), 25% (Р < 0.001), 28% (Р < 0.001), 33% (Р < 0.001), respectively. Under the influence of MD, such indicators as the blood plasma concentration of PL, CHOL, FFA returned to control levels. Оur results suggest that MD improves the metabolism of both purines and lipids in rats with ROT-induced PD.

Keywords: rotenone; Parkinson’s disease; benzodiazepine derivatives; motor behavior; blood plasma; purines; lipids.


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