This study investigated the effects of the amino acid glutamine, either alone or combined with vitamin E, against ischemia-reperfusion of the liver, a condition that damages organs and tissues and is an important cause of liver damage. The experiments were performed with rats. The researchers discovered that both glutamine and vitamin E showed protective effects against ischemia-reperfusion-induced liver injury. More details can be found in the study.
Heidi Schuster, Marie-Céline Blanc, Dominique Bonnefont-Rousselot, Samir Nakib, Agnès Le Tourneau, Peter Fürst, Luc Cynober, Jean-Pascal De Bandt