Written Paper

Protective Effect of Electrolyzed Reduced Water on the Paraquat-induced Oxidative Damage of Human Lymphocyte DNA  [2005]

Park, E.J. (Kyungnam University, Masan, Republic of Korea) Ryoo, K.K. (Soonchunhyang University, Asan, Republic of Korea) Lee, Y.B. (Soonchunhyang University, Asan, Republic of Korea) Lee, J.K. (Soonchunhyang University, Asan, Republic of Korea) et al.


Electrolyzed reduced water (ERW), showing extremely negative oxidation-reduction potential, was used to investigate the effects of paraquat-induced damages on DNA from human lymphocyte. The effect of ERW on paraquat-induced oxidative DNA damage in human lymphocytes was evaluated by Comet assay (single-cell gel electrophoresis) quantified as percentage fluorescence in tail. Comet assay has been used widely to assess the level of the DNA damage in individual cells. Lymphocytes were oxidatively challenged with various concentrations of paraquat for 30 min at 37℃, and were then treated with electrolyzed reduced water for 30 min.


Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry

ISSN : 1738-2203