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Title: Enicostemma littorale Blume A potential hypolipidemic plant
Authors: Gopal, R
Gnanamani, A
Udayakumar, R
Sadulla, S
Keywords: Enicostemma littorale
p-Dimethylaminoazobenzene (p-DAB)
Lipid profile
Lipid peroxidation
g-Glutamyl transpeptidase
Issue Date: Dec-2004
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. cl. 7 A61K 35/78, A61P 1/16, A61P 3/06
Abstract: Restoration of liver function by the application of Enicostemma littorale Blume (aerial part) powder in p-DAB (p-dimethylaminoazobenzene) induced animals was evaluated by analyzing the serum total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, serum g-glutamyl transpeptidase and liver malondialdehyde levels. Administration of the chosen plant reduces the hyperlipidemia at significant level and also reduces the lipid peroxidation and significantly increased HDL-cholesterol level in serum. When comparing the results with the standard antilipidemia agent namely, vitamin E, the results obtained using the plant is highly comparable. 
Description: 401-405
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.3(6) [November-December 2004]

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