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Trehalose Prevents Oxidative Stress from Ethanol
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 12:45:39 AM »
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Certain plants and animals are known to produce trehalose naturally for protection against extreme oxidative stress.  We now have a study by the Department of Biochemistry of the Panjab University in India that shows the protective role of trehalose in cells under oxidative stress conditions generated by ethanol.  An expected gradual glutathione decrease was caused by the ethanol toxicity.  Ethanol induces apoptosis, programmed death to the cell.  This work, published in September 2010, strengthens the compounding evidence that trehalose protects cells.

The paper:

Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences 2(6): 300-305, 2010
ISSN: 2041-0778  © Maxwell Scientific Organization, 2010
Submitted Date: June 17, 2010 Accepted Date: July 23, 2010 Published Date: September 15, 2010  Corresponding Author: R.K. Saharan, Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014, India  Tel: + 91 9878263452; Fax: + 91 172 2541022300
Correlation Studies of Trehalose with Oxidative Stress in Ethanol
Stressed Yeast Pachysolen tannophilus
R.K. Saharan and S.C. Sharma
Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India