The Effect of Nerolidol Renal Dysfunction following Ischemia–Reperfusion Injury in the Rat

Fayez T. Hammad, Suhail Al-Salam, Rahaf Ahmad, Javed Yasin, Awwab F. Hammad, Jasmine Abdul Rasheed, Loay Lubbad

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Efforts to decrease the deleterious effects of renal ischemia–reperfusion injury (IRI) are ongoing. Recently, there has been increasing interest in using natural phytochemical compounds as alternative remedies in several diseases. Nerolidol is a natural product extracted from plants with floral odors and has been proven to be effective for the treatment of some conditions. We investigated the effect of nerolidol in a rat model of renal IRI. Nerolidol was dissolved in a vehicle and administered orally as single daily dose of 200 mg/kg for 5 days prior to IRI and continued for 3 days post IRI. G-Sham (n = 10) underwent sham surgery, whereas G-IRI (n = 10) and G-IRI/NR (n = 10) underwent bilateral warm renal ischemia for 30 min and received the vehicle/nerolidol, respectively. Renal functions and histological changes were assessed before starting the medication, just prior to IRI and 3 days after IRI. Nerolidol significantly attenuated the alterations in serum creatinine and urea, creatinine clearance, urinary albumin and the urinary albumin–creatinine ratio. Nerolidol also significantly attenuated the alterations in markers of kidney injury; proinflammatory, profibrotic and apoptotic cytokines; oxidative stress markers; and histological changes. We conclude that nerolidol has a renoprotective effect on IRI-induced renal dysfunction. These findings might have clinical implications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number455
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023


  • ischemia–reperfusion injury
  • nerolidol
  • renal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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