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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. 2012; 58(3): 19-26

The condition of lipid peroxidation in mice and the effect of fullerene C60 during immune response

Vesnina LE, Mamontova TV, Mykytiuk MV, Kutsenko LO, Bobrova NO, Kutsenko NL, Kaĭdashev IP.

    Research Institute for Genetic and Immunological Grounds of Pathology and Pharmacogenetics, Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy, Poltava, Ukraine


The aim of this study was to assess the infuence of fullerene C60 on lipid peroxidation (POL) and antioxidant protection during the induction of the immune response to heteroantigen. Balb/c mice were immunized intraperitoneal (i.p.) with sheep erythrocytes for the primary immunization. Water dispersion of fullerene C60 was injected i.p. once at the dose 50 ng to mice on frst, third and sixth days after immunization. During immune response, the increment of malonic dialdehide (MDA) was enhanced in liver, kidneys and heart tissues. Fullerene C60 induced POL during the latent phase of immune response, but inhibited this process during progression of immune response. Activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase in liver and spleen tissues were induced after injection of fullerene C60 to intact mice. After immunization, high level of activity of antioxidant enzymes and low level of organs mass factor were determined. Injection of fullerene C60 reduced the activities of SOD and catalase in spleen tissues. The results of our study indicate that fullerene C60 can display positive effect on POL processes and antioxidant enzymes activity which is prob­ably due to membrane’s stabilization action or the ability of fullerene C60 to bind free radicals independently.

Keywords: fullerene C60, lipid peroxidation, antioxidant protection states, immune response to heteroantigen.


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