Antioxidant properties of Ferulago angulata and its hepatoprotective effect against N-nitrosodimethylamine-induced oxidative stress in rats


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Kiziltas H., Ekin S. , Bayramoglu M., Akbaş E. , Oto G. , YILDIRIM S., et al.

PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY, cilt.55, ss.888-897, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13880209.2016.1270974
  • Dergi Adı: PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.888-897

Özet

Context: Ferulago angulata (Schlecht.) Boiss. (Apiaceae) (FASB) is used to treat liver diseases and has been used both as food and therapeutics by many cultures for thousands of years because of the natural antioxidant compounds.

ABSTRACT Context: Ferulago angulata (Schlecht.) Boiss. (Apiaceae) (FASB) is used to treat liver diseases and has been used both as food and therapeutics by many cultures for thousands of years because of the natural antioxidant compounds. Objective: This study determines antioxidant properties of FASB flowers, the levels of minerals and vitamins, and also, evaluates the hepatoprotective effect of flowers against N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) induced on liver tissue by assessing antioxidant enzymes and histopathological parameters in Wistar albino rats. Materials and methods: In the study, the rats were divided into six groups of ten. Control, untreated animals were given 0.9% NaCl. Rats were intraperitoneally given NDMA (10mg/kg) for the first 7 days. FASB methanol extract (150 and 300mg/kg) was administered orally for 21 days. Results: a-Tocopherol, retinol, ascorbic acid, total antioxidant activity, phenolic and flavonoid contents of FASB were 0.70±0.13, 0.29±0.03lg/g, 139.32±7.06lg/100g, 171.61±6.05mM ascorbic acid/g, 90.47±4.11mg GA/g and 37.39±2.85mg QE/g. DPPH and hydroxyl radical scavenging activity was obtained IC50 67.34±4.14 and 64.87±4.68lg/mL, respectively. Discussion and conclusion: The results of the study indicated that FASB flowers contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, total antioxidant activity, phenolics and flavonoids. Due to the positive effect on significant changes in antioxidant enzymes of liver tissue and histopathological examination, it is thought that the plant could be used as a hepatoprotective.