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Title: Effect of antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and their analogues on azo-dye binding protein in liver of rats treated with p-dimethylaminoazobenzene
Authors: Velanganni, A Antony Joseph
Balasundaram, C
Keywords: Antioxidant vitamins A, C and E
Azo-dye binding protein
p-Dimethylaminoazobenzene
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: p-Dimethylaminoazobenzene (DAB) is an azo-dye and known to cause liver tumour in rats. Azo-dye binding protein is a specific cytosolic protein involved in the translocation of azo-dye carcinogen metabolites from liver cytoplasm into the nucleus. Administration of vitamin A (40,000 and 50,000 IU), L-ascorbic acid (500 and 1,000 mg) and vitamin E succinate (200–500 mg) reduced the amount of azo-dye binding protein in liver of rats treated with DAB. Supplementation of high doses of vitamin A acetate, vitamin A palmitate, sodium ascorbate, ascorbyl palmitate and vitamin E acetate had no effect on the quantity of azo-dye binding protein in liver. When the vitamin mixture was given, the level of azo-dye binding protein decreased in the liver at all the studied doses, which may be due to their synergistic effect.
Page(s): 373-377
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Source:IJEB Vol.48(04) [April 2010]

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