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Natalia A. Casanova, Julia I. Ariagno, Marcela M. López Nigro, Gabriela R. Mendeluk, María de los A. Gette, Elisa Petenatti, Luis A. Palaoro and Marta A. Carballo In vivo antigenotoxic activity of watercress juice (Nasturtium officinale) against induced DNA damage Journal of Applied Toxicology 33

Article first published online: 4 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/jat.2746

In vivo geno- and antigenotoxicity of watercress juice were evaluated using comet assay (blood cells) and micronucleus test (bone marrow). Biopsies of bladder, epididymis and testicles of mice were performed to extend the experimental design. Watercress did not induce genetic damage per se and exhibited protective activity. Analysis of histological changes suggests a probable protective effect. Further studies are needed to establish the protective role of watercress juice against DNA damage.

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