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Title: Effect of propolis extract on acute carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity
Authors: Shukla, Sangeeta
Bhadauria, Monika
Jadon, Anjana
Keywords: Propolis;Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4);Hepatoprotection
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int Cl7 A61P
Abstract: Ethanolic extract of propolis was administered to rats intoxicated by carbon tetrachloride. Administration of bolus dose of CCl4 (1.5 ml/kg, ip) resulted in elevation of serum transaminases and serum alkaline phosphatase activities. Levels of hepatic lipid peroxidation were significantly increased. On the contrary, there was significant decrease in hepatic reduced glutathione level. The propolis extract (100 and 200 mg/kg, po) exhibited recoupment in both pre- and post-treatment (prophylactic and curative studies) of biochemical changes induced by CCl4. The post treatment of 200 mg/kg, po extract showed most significant hepatoprotective effect. Histopathological studies showed damage in hepatocytes and disturbed chord arrangement after toxicant administration. Propolis extract (200 mg/kg, po) was found to be more effective in restoring CCl4 induced histopathological alterations.
Page(s): 993-997
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.42(10) [October 2004]

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