Evaluation of Antioxidant potential of Costus igneus in ethanol induced peroxidative damage in albino rats

Shivaprakash, G and Pallavi, LC (2014) Evaluation of Antioxidant potential of Costus igneus in ethanol induced peroxidative damage in albino rats. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 4 (8). 052-055. ISSN 2231-3354

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Abstract

Improved antioxidant status helps to minimize the oxidative damage and thus can delay the risk of developing many chronic age related, free radical induced damage in diseases like diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases. We tried to evaluate the antioxidant potential of Costus igneus (CI) leaves in ethanol induced peroxidative damage in albino rats. Wistar albino rats of either sex were divided into four groups. Group I was control group and received normal saline, Group II received ethanol, Group III received test drug CI at 300 mg/kg and Group IV received CI at dose of 600 mg/kg. Study duration was 30 days. Antioxidants estimated at the end of 30 days. The levels of reduced glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) significantly reduced and (malondialdehyde) MDA levels raised in ethanol treated group compared to control group. The levels of reduced glutathione, SOD and catalase enzyme recovered completely in a dose dependent manner. Results demonstrate CI significantly reversed the reduction of GSH, SOD and CAT and reduced significantly the levels of MDA, a biomarker of lipid peroxidation in a dose dependent manner, suggesting its ability to enhance the antioxidant defense to prevent alcohol induced oxidative stress injury.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antioxidant ; Ethanol; Malondialdehyde; Catalase.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Physiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 04:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2014 04:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140584

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