Plantago major Protective Effects on Antioxidant Status after Administration of 7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene in Rats

Oto G. , Ekin S. , OZDEMIR H. , Demir H. , Yasar S. , Levent A., ...Daha Fazla

ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, cilt.12, sa.2, ss.531-535, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.531-535


Aim: The present study was designed to evaluate effects of Plantago major extract on oxidative status in Wistar albino rats administrated 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA). Methods: Rats were divided into three equal groups of 6 animals each: Group 1 controls, group 2 treated with DMBA (100 mg/kg, single dose) and group 3 receiving the DMBA and the aqueous extract at 100 mg/kg/d for 60 days. Results: Significant decrease in catalase (P<0.05), carbonic anhydrase (p <= 0.01), reduced glutathione (GSH) (P<0.01) and total protein (P<0.01) values was observed in the DMBA group compared with the healthy controls and DMBA + Plantago major groups. Conclusion: The results suggest preventive effects of Plantago major on DMBA induced oxidative damage in Wistar albino rats that might be due to decreased free radical generation.