Effect of denervation and ischemia reperfusion injury on serum nitric oxide levels in rats

ÖZSOY U., Mutluay R., Oygur N., Akbas H., Sindel S., SİNDEL M.

Saudi Medical Journal, vol.29, no.11, pp.1561-1566, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Saudi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1561-1566
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Objectives: To evaluate the effect of renal denervation and serum nitric oxide level with a different time course of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. Methods: Thirty-six male. Wistar rats were randomized into 6 groups. All rats underwent right nephrectomy to create a single kidney model. Renal denervated and innerved rats were subjected to renal clamping for 30-60 minutes. The study was performed in the Department of Anatomy, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey, between June and November 2005. Results: Combined effect of denervation and ischemia may caused significant increase in serum nitric oxide levels and decrease in glomerular filtration rates. Conclusion: Our results indicate that kidney denervation did not cause any changes in renal functions, but with ischemia it worsens the deleterious effect of ischemia-reperfusion injury, and causes a significant increase in serum nitric oxide levels.