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The effect of conjugated linoleic acid on oxidative stress and matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 in patients with COPD

Authors Matin S, Nemati A, Ghobadi H, Alipanah-Moghadam R, Rezagholizadeh L

Received 4 November 2017

Accepted for publication 19 February 2018

Published 3 May 2018 Volume 2018:13 Pages 1449—1454

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S155985

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Russell


Somaieh Matin,1 Ali Nemati,2 Hassan Ghobadi,3 Reza Alipanah-Moghadam,4 Lotfollah Rezagholizadeh4

1Department of Internal Medicine, Emam Khomeini Hospital, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran; 2Biochemistry and Nutrition Department, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran; 3Department of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Division), Emam Khomeini Hospital, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran; 4Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran

Background: Natural antioxidants in foods may be used in prevention and treatment of oxidative stress and inflammation in COPD. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplement as natural antioxidants on oxidative stress levels, and MMP2 and MMP9 serum levels in COPD patients.
Materials and methods: This clinical trial study was conducted on 90 (supplement group=45 and control group=45) COPD patients in Ardabil city, Iran, in 2015. After obtaining written consent, general information was collected from each patient using a validated and reliable questionnaire. Supplement group received 3.2 g of CLA and those in the control group were given 3.2 g of placebo for 6 weeks on a daily basis. Fasting blood samples were taken from all of the patients for testing of malondialdehyde (MDA), MMP2, and MMP9 levels at the beginning and end of the study. Data were analyzed using Kolmogorov–Smirnov test, independent samples t-test, paired sample t-test, chi-square test, and ANOVA.
Results: There were no significant differences between the two groups with regard to mean age, smoking status, and serum level of MDA at the beginning of the study. In the supplement group, the serum level of MDA decreased significantly at the end of the 6th week compared to that in the beginning of the study (p=0.0004), while in the placebo group, the difference was found to be insignificant. The serum level of MMP9 decreased significantly in the supplement group, while in the placebo group its level increased significantly as compared to that at the beginning of the study (p<0.05). The serum levels of MMP2 indicated no significant differences between the two groups neither at the beginning nor at the end of the study.
Conclusion: These findings indicated that CLA supplementation may be helpful for COPD patients through inhibiting the production of oxidative stress and controlling MMP9 serum levels.

Keywords: COPD, CLA, oxidative stress, MMP2, MMP9

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