Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) as a New Target for the Treatment of Glycerol-Induced Nephropathy


  • Shaza Anwar Al Laham Damascus University, Syria



Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Acute renal failure, Myoglobinuria.


Objective: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring nutrient composed of sulfur, oxygen and methyl groups. MSM may have anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging activity. The present work was done to investigate the possible cure effect of methylsulfonylmethane on glycerol-induced acute renal failure (ARF) in rats.
Methodes: After water deprivation, a kidney injury was induced in rats by intramuscular administration of glycerol 10 mL/kg (50% vol./vol. in saline). Several parameters including macroscopic score, histopathological and biochemical were determined to assess the degree of treatment.
Results: Results showed that MSM decreased macroscopic and microscopic kidney’s injury scores caused by glycerol. MSM also significantly reduced urea and creatinine levels compared to glycerol-induced ARF group.
Conclusion: MSM as a natural product has a curing effect against glycerol-induced myoglobinuria.


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How to Cite

Shaza Anwar Al Laham. (2018). Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) as a New Target for the Treatment of Glycerol-Induced Nephropathy. Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences, 8(3), 137–143.