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Anticoccidial and antioxidant activities of zinc oxide nanoparticles on Eimeria papillata-induced infection in the jejunum.

Dkhil MA, Al-Quraishy S, Wahab R - Int J Nanomedicine (2015)

Bottom Line: This output was significantly decreased, to 12.5×10(3)±1,000 oocysts, in mice treated with ZNPs.This was evidenced (1) through an increase in the inflammatory histological score, (2) through increased production of nitric oxide and malondialdehyde, and (3) through a decrease in both the glutathione level and goblet cell number in mice jejuna.Our results indicate, therefore, that ZNPs have protective effects against E. papillata-induced coccidiosis.

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Affiliation: Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ; Department of Zoology and Entomology, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

ABSTRACT
Nanomedicine has recently emerged as a better option for the treatment of various diseases. Here, we investigated the in vivo anticoccidial properties of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZNPs). ZNPs were crystalline in nature, with a smooth and spherical surface and a diameter in the range of ~10-15 nm. The X-ray diffraction pattern was utilized to identify the crystalline property of the grown ZNPs, whereas field emission scanning electron microscopy was employed to check the size and morphology of the ZNPs. The data showed that mice infected with Eimeria papillata produced 29.7×10(3)±1,500 oocysts/g feces on day 5 postinfection. This output was significantly decreased, to 12.5×10(3)±1,000 oocysts, in mice treated with ZNPs. Infection also induced inflammation and injury of the jejunum. This was evidenced (1) through an increase in the inflammatory histological score, (2) through increased production of nitric oxide and malondialdehyde, and (3) through a decrease in both the glutathione level and goblet cell number in mice jejuna. All these infection-induced parameters were significantly altered during treatment with ZNPs. Our results indicate, therefore, that ZNPs have protective effects against E. papillata-induced coccidiosis.

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Oocyst output of mice 5 days after having been infected with 1,000 sporulated Eimeria papillata oocysts.Notes: All values are expressed as mean ± SD. *Significant change between infected ZNPs treated and untreated groups (P≤0.05), n=8.Abbreviations: SD, standard deviation; ZNP, zinc oxide nanoparticle.
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f2-ijn-10-1961: Oocyst output of mice 5 days after having been infected with 1,000 sporulated Eimeria papillata oocysts.Notes: All values are expressed as mean ± SD. *Significant change between infected ZNPs treated and untreated groups (P≤0.05), n=8.Abbreviations: SD, standard deviation; ZNP, zinc oxide nanoparticle.

Mentions: Infection of mice with E. papillata sporulated oocysts led to the shedding of nonsporulated oocysts in the mice feces. On day 5 postinnoculation, the oocyst output was approximately 30×103 oocysts/g feces (Figure 1). The presence of ZNPs, meanwhile, was associated with a significant decrease in the oocyst output, by about 50% (Figure 2).


Anticoccidial and antioxidant activities of zinc oxide nanoparticles on Eimeria papillata-induced infection in the jejunum.

Dkhil MA, Al-Quraishy S, Wahab R - Int J Nanomedicine (2015)

Oocyst output of mice 5 days after having been infected with 1,000 sporulated Eimeria papillata oocysts.Notes: All values are expressed as mean ± SD. *Significant change between infected ZNPs treated and untreated groups (P≤0.05), n=8.Abbreviations: SD, standard deviation; ZNP, zinc oxide nanoparticle.
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f2-ijn-10-1961: Oocyst output of mice 5 days after having been infected with 1,000 sporulated Eimeria papillata oocysts.Notes: All values are expressed as mean ± SD. *Significant change between infected ZNPs treated and untreated groups (P≤0.05), n=8.Abbreviations: SD, standard deviation; ZNP, zinc oxide nanoparticle.
Mentions: Infection of mice with E. papillata sporulated oocysts led to the shedding of nonsporulated oocysts in the mice feces. On day 5 postinnoculation, the oocyst output was approximately 30×103 oocysts/g feces (Figure 1). The presence of ZNPs, meanwhile, was associated with a significant decrease in the oocyst output, by about 50% (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: This output was significantly decreased, to 12.5×10(3)±1,000 oocysts, in mice treated with ZNPs.This was evidenced (1) through an increase in the inflammatory histological score, (2) through increased production of nitric oxide and malondialdehyde, and (3) through a decrease in both the glutathione level and goblet cell number in mice jejuna.Our results indicate, therefore, that ZNPs have protective effects against E. papillata-induced coccidiosis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ; Department of Zoology and Entomology, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

ABSTRACT
Nanomedicine has recently emerged as a better option for the treatment of various diseases. Here, we investigated the in vivo anticoccidial properties of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZNPs). ZNPs were crystalline in nature, with a smooth and spherical surface and a diameter in the range of ~10-15 nm. The X-ray diffraction pattern was utilized to identify the crystalline property of the grown ZNPs, whereas field emission scanning electron microscopy was employed to check the size and morphology of the ZNPs. The data showed that mice infected with Eimeria papillata produced 29.7×10(3)±1,500 oocysts/g feces on day 5 postinfection. This output was significantly decreased, to 12.5×10(3)±1,000 oocysts, in mice treated with ZNPs. Infection also induced inflammation and injury of the jejunum. This was evidenced (1) through an increase in the inflammatory histological score, (2) through increased production of nitric oxide and malondialdehyde, and (3) through a decrease in both the glutathione level and goblet cell number in mice jejuna. All these infection-induced parameters were significantly altered during treatment with ZNPs. Our results indicate, therefore, that ZNPs have protective effects against E. papillata-induced coccidiosis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus