Melatonin prevents oxidative stress, inflammatory activity, and DNA damage in cirrhotic rats
Josieli R Colares, Renata M Hartmann, Elizângela G Schemitt, Sandielly R B Fonseca, Norma P Marroni, Medical Sciences Program, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90050-170, Brazil
Marilda S Brasil, Norma P Marroni, Biological Sciences Program, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90050-170, Brazil
Jaqueline N Picada, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA), Canoas 92425-900, Brazil
Alexandre S Dias, Aline F Bueno, Pneumological Sciences Program, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90050-170, Brazil
Cláudio A Marroni, Posgraduate Program in Hepatology, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre 90050-170, Brazil
Author contributions: Colares JR, Marroni CA and Marroni NP participated in study design and development, data analysis and interpretation, and writing the manuscript; Schemitt EG, Hartmann RM, Fonseca SRB, Brasil MS, Bueno AF and Dias AS, participated in the oxidative stress and immunohistochemistry analyses and interpretation of results.
Supported by Fundo de Incentivo à Pesquisa e Eventos (FIPE).
Institutional review board statement: This study was conducted at the Laboratory of Experimental Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Hospital de Clínicas of Porto Alegre after approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (opinion no. CEUA-HCPA No. 2016-0373).
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: This study was conducted at the Animal Experimentation Unit, Hospital de Clínicas of Porto Alegre after approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (opinion no. CEUA-HCPA No. 2016-0373).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
ARRIVE guidelines statement: The authors have read the ARRIVE guidelines, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the ARRIVE guidelines.
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Corresponding author: Norma P Marroni, PhD, Doctor, Full Professor, Research Scientist, Medical Sciences Program, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Jose Kanan Aranha, Porto Alegre 90050-170, Brazil. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: May 5, 2021
Peer-review started: May 5, 2021
First decision: June 12, 2021
Revised: June 24, 2021
Accepted: January 11, 2022
Article in press: January 11, 2022
Published online: January 21, 2022