Nephroprotective Potential of Graptophyllum Pictum Against Renal Injury Induced by Gentamicin

Mathew, Jessy Elizabeth and D’Silva, Kerryn Joseph A and Lobo, Richard and Kumar, Nimmy (2015) Nephroprotective Potential of Graptophyllum Pictum Against Renal Injury Induced by Gentamicin. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 18 (4). pp. 412-416.

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Objective(s): To evaluate the effect of Graptophyllum pictum on lipid peroxidation and tissue antioxidant enzymes in liver and kidney of gentamicin induced nephrotoxic rats. Materials and Methods: Animals were grouped into 6: Group 1 received gum acacia, Group 2 received G. pictum ethanol extract (300 mg/kg), Group 3 received gentamicin, Groups 4, 5, 6 received gentamicin along with G. pictum at 300, 150, 75 mg/kg, respectively. Nephroprotective activity was evaluated by measuring thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS), biochemical markers Glutathione (GSH), Glutathione-S Transferase(GST), Superoxide dismutase (SOD), Catalase (CAT), serum urea and creatinine levels.Results: Results obtained showed that gentamicin induced nephrotoxic rats exhibited lower activities of biochemical markers and raised levels of TBARS, serum creatinine and urea. Remarkably, after treatment with G. pictum extract, anomalous levels of biochemical markers, lipid peroxidation and serum creatinine were returned to normal.Conclusion: The results propose that G. pictum has nephroprotective effects, and can be a promising natural source against gentamicin induced nephrotoxicity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graptophyllum pictum; Gentamicin; Glutathione; Nephrotoxicity; Oxidative stress
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacognosy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 09:32
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 09:32

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