Effects of Ore Minerals on the Damages of Animal Cells
광물성 미네랄이 동물세포의 손상에 미치는 효과

Yu-Mi Jeon, Jum-Ji Kim, Mi-Young Lee
2009 Journal of Environmental Science International  
In this study, we investigated the suppressive effects of ore minerals on the allergic cell damages and oxidative cell damages. The ore minerals significantly reduced the productions of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-) and interleukin-4 (IL-4) in rat basophilic leukemia cells challenged with 2,4-dinitrophenol-bovine serum α albumin (DNP-BSA). Lipoxygenase activity was also reduced by the ore minerals. Moreover, the ore minerals showed weak protective effects on the oxidative damage induced by
more » ... hydrogen peroxide in pig kidney cells and retinal ganglion cells. Photohemolysis of erythrocytes in the presence of rose-bengal as a sensitizer was also inhibited by ore minerals. These results suggest that the ore minerals may be useful as the protectant for allergic and oxidative cell damages.
doi:10.5322/jes.2009.18.12.1391 fatcat:luqne6korzcutlmvaspf7ra7vi