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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 1983-1991
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.222


Ameliorative Potential of Methanolic Extract of Clerodendrum infortunatum Linn. in Arsenic Induced Sub-Acute Hepatotoxicity in Albino Rats
Pinki Singh1*, Raju Prasad2 and Shamshun Nehar3
1PG Department of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
2Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Ranchi Veterinary College, BAU, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
3PG Department of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of Clerodendrum infortunatum (CI) by targeting its antioxidant properties against liver damage induced by arsenic in rats. Total 18 rats weighting 140-200 g, were divided into three groups. Groups representing control and treatment groups [treated with sodium arsenite alone (3 mg/kg b.w. of rats) and in combination with methanolic extract of CI leaves (100 mg/kg b. w.)]; groups named I, II and III respectively. Sodium arsenite and CI extracts were administered orally, once daily over a period of 28 days. Body wt. of each rats were recorded on day 0, 14 and 28 days of the experiment. At the end of treatment period, liver weight were recorded and their samples were collected for the examination of oxidative stress parameters like superoxide dismutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels, and liver functioning enzyme marker i.e. ALT and AST. Group I showed the highest increase in final b.wt followed by Group III and then Group II. Significant reduction in liver wt. and SOD levels, and increment in MDA levels were observed in arsenic induced rats. Increase in ALT and AST were observed on arsenic exposure. Our findings suggest that CI may impede the oxidative stress, lowers the liver toxicity enzyme marker level and protect the cells which have been damaged by arsenic toxicity. CI plays a protective role against arsenic-induced toxicity in liver and may potentially be used as a remedial agent.


Keywords: Ameliorative, Clerodendrum infortunatum, hepatotoxicity, rats, Sodium arsenite
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Pinki Singh, Raju Prasad and Shamshun Nehar. 2017. Ameliorative Potential of Methanolic Extract of Clerodendrum infortunatum Linn. in Arsenic Induced Sub-Acute Hepatotoxicity in Albino RatsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 1983-1991. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.222