H2 for Renoprotection and NeuroprotectionScientific Research

original title: Renoprotective and neuroprotective effects of enteric hydrogen generation from Si-based agent


Yuki Kobayashi, Ryoichi Imamura, Yoshihisa Koyama, Makoto Kondo, Hikaru Kobayashi, Norio Nonomura, Shoichi Shimada

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-62755-9



We have developed Si-based agent which can generate a large amount of hydrogen. Si-based agent continues generating hydrogen for more than 24 h by the reaction with water under conditions similar to those in bowels, i.e., pH8.3 and 36 °C, and generates ~400 mL hydrogen. To investigate beneficial effects for diseases associated with oxidative stress, Si-based agent is administered to remnant kidney rats and Parkinson’s disease mice. Rats are fed with control or Si-based agent-containing diet for 8 weeks. Si-based agent is found to greatly suppress the development of renal failure and the parameters of oxidative stress. Treatment with Si-based agent in a mouse model of hemi-Parkinson’s disease induced by 6-hydroxydopamine attenuated degeneration of dopaminergic neurons and prevented impairment of motor balance and coordination. These findings indicate that the Si-based agent shows renoprotective and neuroprotective effects presumably via suppression of oxidative stress by generation of hydrogen.