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The Effect of Camphor and Borneol on Rat Thymocyte Viability and Oxidative Stress
AbstractCamphor and borneol are wildly distributed in the essential oils of medicinal plants from various parts of the World. Our study has been carried out to evaluate the effect of these two bicyclic monoterpenes on rat thymocytes. Camphor and borneol at concentrations of 0.5 and 5 µg/mL did not induce significant toxicity on the immune system cells, while a significant increase of thymocyte viability was detected when cells were incubated with 50 µg/mL of camphor. A significant increase of cell viability was similarly detected when thymocytes were cultivated with borneol at concentrations of 0.5 and 5 µg/mL. The role of camphor and borneol in reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) disturbances in rat thymocytes as well as their potential mechanism(s) of action were also discussed.
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Cherneva, E.; Pavlovic, V.; Smelcerovic, A.; Yancheva, D. The Effect of Camphor and Borneol on Rat Thymocyte Viability and Oxidative Stress. Molecules 2012, 17, 10258-10266.View more citation formats
Cherneva E, Pavlovic V, Smelcerovic A, Yancheva D. The Effect of Camphor and Borneol on Rat Thymocyte Viability and Oxidative Stress. Molecules. 2012; 17(9):10258-10266.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cherneva, Emiliya; Pavlovic, Voja; Smelcerovic, Andrija; Yancheva, Denitsa. 2012. "The Effect of Camphor and Borneol on Rat Thymocyte Viability and Oxidative Stress." Molecules 17, no. 9: 10258-10266.