Abstract Title:

Hepatoprotective effects of purple potato extract against D-galactosamine-induced liver injury in rats.

Abstract Source:

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2006 Jun;70(6):1432-7. PMID: 16794324

Abstract Author(s):

Kyu-Ho Han, Naoto Hashimoto, Ken-Ichiro Shimada, Mitsuo Sekikawa, Takahiro Noda, Hiroaki Yamauchi, Makoto Hashimoto, Hideyuki Chiji, David L Topping, Michihiro Fukushima

Article Affiliation:

Department of Agriculture and Life Science, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido.


We investigated the hepatoprotective effect of purple potato extract (PPE) against D-galactosamine (GalN)-induced liver injury in rats. PPE (400 mg) was administered once daily for 8 d, and then GalN (250 mg/kg of body weight) was injected at 22 h before the rats were killed. Serum tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and asparate aminotranferase (AST) levels increased significantly after injection of GalN, but PPE inhibited GalN-induced alterations in serum TNF-alpha, LDH, ALT, and AST levels. Hepatic lipid peroxide and glutathione levels in the control + GalN group were higher and lower respectively than those in the control group, and those in the PPE + GalN group did not differ from that in the control group. The lipid peroxide level in hepatic microsomes treated with 2,2'-azobis (2-amidinopropane) dihydrochloride in the PPE group was significantly lower than that in the control group. This suggests that PPE has hepatoprotective effects against GalN-induced hepatotoxicity via inhibition lipid peroxidation and/or inflammation in rats.

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