Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

Abstract Title:

Ameliorating effect of curcumin on sodium arsenite-induced oxidative damage and lipid peroxidation in different rat organs.

Abstract Source:

Molecules. 2009;14(3):1098-110. Epub 2009 Mar 10. PMID: 19049818

Abstract Author(s):

Fatma M El-Demerdash, Mokhtar I Yousef, Fatma M E Radwan

Article Affiliation:

Department of Environmental Studies, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, 163 Horreya Avenue, P.O. Box 832, Alexandria 21526, Egypt.

Abstract:

The present study was conducted to investigate the antioxidative effect of curcumin against sodium arsenite-induced oxidative damage in rat. Animals were divided into four groups, the first group was used as control. Groups 2, 3 and 4 were orally treated with curcumin (15 mg/kg BW), sodium arsenite (Sa, 5 mg/kg BW) and sodium arsenite plus curcumin, respectively. Rats were orally administered their respective doses daily for 30 days. Results showed that Sa increased thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) in plasma, liver, kidney, lung, testes and brain. While, the activities of glutathione S-transferase, superoxide dismutase and catalase and the content of sulfhydryl groups (SH-groups) were significantly decreased in plasma and tissues compared to control. Treatment with curcumin alone reduced the levels of TBARS, while induced the activities of the antioxidant enzymes, and the levels of SH-groups. The presence of curcumin with Sa reduced the induction in the levels of TBARS and induced the decrease in the activities of antioxidant enzymes and the levels of SH-groups. Results indicated that treatment with Sa decreased body weight and increased liver weight compared to control. The presence of curcumin with Sa alleviated its toxic effects. It can be concluded that curcumin has beneficial influences and could be able to antagonize Sa toxicity.

Study Type : Animal Study

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2019 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.