Amelioration of Cisplatin Induced Nephrotoxicity by Standardized Methanolic Extract of Roots of Boerhaavia diffusa

Author(s): Bowlekar P. Babu, Gadgoli C. Harihar

Journal Name: The Natural Products Journal

Volume 4 , Issue 3 , 2014

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In the present study, the methanolic extract of roots of B. diffusa was standardized for the isolated phenolic aglycone (BD1) through HPTLC analysis and the content of BDE1 in the extract was found to be 5.755% w/w. The extract was studied for its nephroprotective and nephrocurative effects in cisplatin (10 mg/kg b.w.i.p.) induced nephrotoxicity in albino rats. Nephrocurative and nephroprotective potential of BDE was evaluated by monitoring the parameters serum urea, createnin, blood urea nitrogen and antioxidant parameters like lipid peroxidation, super oxide dismutase (SOD), catalase and NO scavenging activities. Treatment with single dose of Cisplatin led to significant (P<0.001) increase in the values of blood urea, serum createnine and blood urea nitrogen. These elevated values were found to be significantly (P<0.001) reduced and the levels of antioxidant parameters viz. superoxide dismutase, Catalase, Lipid peroxidation and nitric oxide levels, were found to be equivalent to healthy animals due to treatment with 300 mg/kg b.w.p.o of the BDE. The results are also supported with the histopathological studies on kidneys.

Keywords: Antioxidants, Boerhaavia diffusa, cisplatin, nephrotoxicity.

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Year: 2014
Published on: 16 October, 2014
Page: [217 - 223]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/2210315504666141017000813
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