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|Title:||Protective effects of <i>Petroselinum crispum</i> (Mill) Nyman ex A. W. Hill leaf extract on D-galactose-induced oxidative stress in mouse brain|
|Authors:||Vora, Shreya R|
Patil, Rahul B
Pillai, Meena M
|Abstract:||With an aim to examine the effect of ethanolic extract of <i style="">P. crispum</i> (Parsley) leaves on the D-galactose-induced oxidative stress in the brain of mouse, the activities of antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase) involved in oxygen radical (OR)-detoxification and antiperoxidative defense were measured in conjunction with an index of lipid peroxidation in mitochondrial fraction of various regions of the mouse brain. A significant decrease in superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase activity was observed in D-galactose-stressed mice, while catalase activity was increased. Treatment of D-galactose-stressed mice with the ethanolic extract of <i>P. crispum</i> showed protection against the induced oxidative stress in brain regions. Concentration of thiobarbituric acid-reactive product was greatly elevated in D-galactose stress-induced mice and was significantly reduced in the brain regions of these mice upon treatment with <i style="">P. crispum</i>. It is postulated that parsley shows a protective effect against mitochondrial oxidative damage in the mouse brain.|
|Appears in Collections:||IJEB Vol.47(05) [May 2009]|
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