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Protective Efficacy of Coenzyme Q(10) Against DDVP-Induced Cognitive Impairments and Neurodegeneration in Rats.
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PMID:  22083459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The present study was carried out to elucidate the effects of coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) against cognitive impairments induced by dichlorvos (DDVP). We have previously shown organophosphate, DDVP-induced impairments in neurobehavioral indices viz. rota rod, passive avoidance, and water maze tests. In addition to this, we have also reported that chronic DDVP exposure leads to decreased mitochondrial electron transfer activities of cytochrome oxidase along with altered mitochondrial complexes I-III activity. Administration of CoQ(10) (4.5 mg/kg, i.p. for 12 weeks prior to DDVP administration daily) to DDVP-treated rats improved cognitive performance in passive avoidance task and Morris water maze test. Furthermore, CoQ(10) treatment also reduced oxidative stress (as evident by reduced malondialdehyde, decreased ROS and increased Mn-SOD activity) in DDVP-treated rats' hippocampus region, along with enhanced activity of complexes I-III and complex IV. Electron microscope studies of rat hippocampus mitochondria revealed that CoQ(10) administration leads to near normal physiology of mitochondria with well-defined cristae compared with DDVP-treated animals where enlarged mitochondria with distorted cristae are observed. CoQ(10) administration also attenuated neuronal damage in hippocampus as evident from histopathological studies. These results demonstrate the beneficial effects of CoQ(10) against organophosphate-induced cognitive impairments and hippocampal neuronal degeneration.
B K Binukumar; Nidhi Gupta; Aditya Sunkaria; Ramesh Kandimalla; W Y Wani; D R Sharma; Amanjit Bal; Kiran Dip Gill
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurotoxicity research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-3524     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100929017     Medline TA:  Neurotox Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biochemistry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India.
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