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Antioxidant and Ameliorative Effects of Zingiber officinale Against Aluminum Chloride Toxicity
International Journal of Chinese Medicine
Volume 1, Issue 4, October 2017, Pages: 124-131
Received: Dec. 25, 2016; Accepted: Mar. 4, 2017; Published: Oct. 11, 2017
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Nabil A. Hasona, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt; Biochemistry Department, College of Medicine, Hail University, Hail, KSA
Mohammed Q. Ahmed, Pharmacology Department, College of Medicine, Hail University, Hail, KSA
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The present study was performed to assess the antioxidant capacity of different doses of Zingiber officinale extract and its efficacy in alleviating the biochemical alterations induced by aluminum chloride in rabbits. Twenty-eight male rabbits were allocated into four groups (7 rabbits in each); Group I: served as normal control, Group II: treated with aluminum chloride (AlCl3) (150 mg/kg body weight), Group III: treated with AlCl3 and Zingiber officinale extract (100mg/kg. bw) and Group IV: treated with AlCl3 and Zingiber officinale extract (200mg/kg. bw). Rabbits in groups III and IV were orally treated daily with Zingiber officinale extract for 4 weeks. Aluminum exposure caused a significant elevation of BUN, creatinine, lipid profile, ALT, ALP, TNF-α, and amylase activity. All these parameters showed the reverse trend following oral Zingiber officinale treatment. Aluminum exposure showed a significant decrease in hepatic GSH and catalase activity. Treatment with Zingiber officinale extract significantly reversed aluminum effects, in the level of GSH content and hepatic catalase activity. Zingiber officinale is effective in alleviating the oxidative stress and inflammation and is thus effective in improving lipid profile and hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in AlCl3 administration.
Aluminum Chloride, Zingiber officinale, GSH, Antioxidant, Catalase, TNF-α, ALT
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Nabil A. Hasona, Mohammed Q. Ahmed, Antioxidant and Ameliorative Effects of Zingiber officinale Against Aluminum Chloride Toxicity, International Journal of Chinese Medicine. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2017, pp. 124-131. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcm.20170104.14
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